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1. Arima Hot Springs

Arima Hot Springs is one of the more well-known attractions to visit during your trip to Kobe. Discover the hot springs in this relaxing area.
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Arima Hot Springs is one of the more well-known attractions to visit during your trip to Kobe. Discover the hot springs in this relaxing area.

2. Kobe Harborland

Since 1992, Kobe Harborland has drawn tourists and local residents for fun and shopping in a waterfront location. See how inventive architects and developers have built modern structures where the JR Minatogawa freight yards once stood. Walk along the promenade to other attractions bordering Osaka Bay.
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A one-time freight yard just outside Kobe’s city center is now a great spot to go for retail and entertainment choices.

3. Meriken Park

The green lawns and courtyards of Meriken Park make it one of the most enjoyable places in Kobe for strolling along the waterfront. Look for notable examples of contemporary architecture, shopping and dining, as well as museums that explore this area’s maritime history.
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This pleasant waterfront park hosts a number of interesting attractions, including a memorial, several museums and varied entertainment centers.

4. Mount Rokko

Explore the great outdoors at Mount Rokko, a popular spot to commune with nature in Kobe. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.
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Explore the great outdoors at Mount Rokko, a popular spot to commune with nature in Kobe. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

5. Kobe Tower

With its deep reddish-orange steel frame and unusual pipe lattice design, the Kobe Port Tower is one of the city’s most distinctive buildings. From the top of this 354-foot (108-meter) sightseeing tower, enjoy views of the city, Mount Rokko, Osaka Bay and Awaji Island.
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See the beautiful views over the port of Kobe from the top of this landmark, which is a well-known symbol of the city.

6. Kobe Animal Kingdom

Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Kobe Animal Kingdom and see why this is a popular attraction in Kobe? While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.
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Why not visit the native and exotic animals at Kobe Animal Kingdom and see why this is a popular attraction in Kobe? While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

7. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

At a length of almost 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the world’s longest suspension bridge. Spanning across the Akashi Kaikyo (Akashi Strait), which connects mainland Kobe to Awaji Island, the bridge has a beautiful setting and dramatic length, making it a striking landmark. In addition to admiring the scenery, visit the attractions around the famous bridge, where you’ll learn more about its history and development.
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See the longest suspension bridge in the world, recognized as one of Japan’s most impressive engineering accomplishments.

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