Kobe Things to Do

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  • 1. Meriken Park & Harborland

    Near Meriken Park also on the seafront is Harbourland. Harborland is a shopping and entertainment district located on the waterfront in Kobe's port area. It has many cafes, restaurants and...

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  • 2. Chinatown (Nankin-Machi)

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Chinatown's center square is marked by a small lantern pavilion with a Chinese boy and girl in front. The square is surrounded by twelve carved statures representing the zodiac signs imported from...

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  • 3. Mount Rokko

    Behind Shin-Kobe Station there is a path which will take you up the Rokko Mountain. If you follow it all the way you can walk to the cable car stations and Nunobiki Herb Garden, but we just followed...

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  • 4. Kobe Luminarie

    The Kobe Luminarie is not just one of Japan's illuminations; it's the first and original illumination in Japan. Unlike other illuminations that are only meant to look pretty, the Kobe Luminarie has...

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  • 5. Arima Onsen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The oldest known hotspring area in Japan is arima onsen. Metallic substance in the hotspring that the bath area turns brown. Great experience. Some hotels have suites for couples that has the...

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  • 6. Oji Zoo

    3 out of 5 stars

    Oji Zoo houses a variety of unique animals. Depending on where you come from, a visit to Oji Zoo may be well worth it to see some animals you've never seen before. The highlight of the zoo are the...

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  • 7. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

    (last date visited - Aug. 22, 1999) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge - is the longest suspension bridge in the world. The distance between two main tower supporting cables (center span) is 1,991 meters....

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  • 8. Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Museum

    This museum is dedicated to showing visitors the effects of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that devastated Kobe city on January 1, 1995. The first two exhibits of the museum are videos. In the first...

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  • 9. Orix Buffaloes Baseball

    The Orix Bufflaoes, of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, began play in 2005 after the Orix BlueWave of Kobe merged with the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Osaka....

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  • 10. Mount Ikari's Anchor

    The anchor on Mount Ikari is a landmark of the city of Kobe, both day and night. It was originally crafted of pine trees planted in 1903 to commemorate the...

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  • 11. Kobe Beef

    Kobe beef is perhaps the most famous meet in the world. This expensive meet is from the wagyu breed of cattle, and are raised in Hyogyo Prefecture around the...

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  • 12. Higashiyuenchi Park

    Higashi-yuenchi Park is located next to Kobe City Hall, near Sannomiya Station, and next to the foreigners' settlement area. This was originally part of the...

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  • 13. Side Trip to Himeji

    Himeji Castle was originally constructed in 1581 by Hashiba Hideyoshi, as a three story structure. From 1601 to 1609, Ikeda Terumasa constructed the castle in...

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  • 14. The Kitano Area.

    Kitano-cho or the Kitano area is located close to Shin Kobe Station. If you were standing in the station facing the sea, this area would be on your right.In the...

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  • 15. Kobe City Museum

    The Kobe City Museum is a local history museum. The museum houses the largest collection of Namban art (art from the initial days of contact with the West) in...

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  • 16. Weathercock House

    The Weathercock House is named for the rooster weather vane in the roof. The house is the former residence of G. Thomas and was built in 1909. It is the only...

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  • 17. Sorakuen Garden

    Sorakuen took about 30 years to finish with construction beginning in 1885 and not ending until the 1920s. It was owned by the mayor at the time and then made...

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  • 18. Ikuta Shrine

    Although Kobe is not particularly famous for its spritual sites, Ikuta Shrine is an exception. The shrine has a long history as it was mentioned in the...

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  • 19. Nofukuji Temple

    Nofukuji Temple is said to be where Tendai Buddhism and the belief in Shaka first arrived in Japan from China. Although the history is interesting, most...

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  • 20. Yamate Hachibankan

    The Yamate Hachibankan is one of Kobe's Ijinkan, a group of former foreign residences and consulates in the Kitano area. Yamate Hachibankan is a tudor-style...

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  • 21. Shin-Kobe Ropeway

    one of Kobe's best scenic views, runs up to the Nunobiki Herb Park.on top of the mountain there is a gift shop and a place to have a rest and enjoy the...

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  • 22. Mountain Maya or Maya san

    I went here on New Year at nite. Not much visitors at that time. But the view from the top of Maya an is great, nite view of Kobe city. Their slogan is "the...

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  • 23. Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum

    The Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum is a small museum that provides visitors with information about Chinese immigration to Japan, Kobe's Chinese history,...

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  • 24. Onokoro World Park-Awaji island

    World Park offers miniature world symbol on a scale 1:25.There are Spinx, Pissa Tower, Notredame, Taj Mahal, Colosseum, etc.Entrance fee 800 yen for adult, you...

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  • 25. A Unique Statue/Monument

    Have you seen this statue in a strategic location in the centre of Kobe? You will find it in a small park-like circle in Sannomiya district leading to a...

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