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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend some time visiting places like Ikuta Shrine while getting to know Sannomiya, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Sannomiya Hanadokeimae Station or Boeki Center Station to see more of the area.
Spend some time visiting places like Universal Studios Japan while getting to know Konohana, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Sakurajima Station or Universal City Station to see more of the area.
Consider exploring the waterfront views in Kobe City Centre. If sightseeing is on the list, Kobe Harborland is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Kyukyoryuchi Daimarumae Station or Motomachi Station to see more of the area.
Higashinada is well-liked for its bars and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Mount Rokko and Kobe Fashion Museum are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Island Kitaguchi Station or Island Center Station to get around.