Kobe is one of Japan’s ten most populated cities. Kobe has many attractive places for sightseeing and shopping, and also Kobe port has flourished as an emporium.
Kobe is very famous for Sake called “Nada-no-Sake”. In Nada area of Kobe city, there are many sake breweries and you can join brewery tours.
After the tours, you can taste Sake.
At the Sake museum, you can learn how Japanese sake is made. If you are a Sake lover, sake breweries in Kobe are the must-visit spots.
No.19 KOBE-SANDA PREMIUM OUTLET MALL
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Are you interested in fashion If you are, you must visit Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet Mall.
There are hundreds of shops including Japanese fashion brands and you can buy clothes or other items cheaply compared to official shops. There are direct bus connections from Sannomiya bus terminal so that you can easily access there and enjoy shopping.
Kobe-Sanda Outlets Address: 7-3, Kouzudai Kita-ku, Kobe-shi Hours:10:00am ~ 8:00pm Fees: Free entrance Tel: +81 (0)78-983-3450 Website:Kobe-Sanda Outlets
No.18 ARIMA ONSEN
Arima Onsen represent Japanese hot spring culture and it is also known as the oldest one in Japan. Hot spring contains various kinds of natural components and was believed to be effective to all diseases in the past. T
Here are two kinds of public hot springs; Gold hot spring and Silver hot spring. Gold hot spring contains copper in the water. There are also sweets and snacks using hot spring.
Arima Onsen Address: 790-3 Arima-cho Kita-ku, Kobe-shi Tel: +81 (0)78 904 0708 Website: Arima Onsen
No.17 UCC COFFEE MUSEUM
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The building like a mosque is UCC Coffee Museum. The museum displays the history of coffees or items related with a coffee.
You can also experience tasting or roasting coffees. If you are a coffee lover, you must visit UCC coffeemuseum and learn about coffees.
UCC Coffee Museum Address: 6-6-2 Minatojimanakamachi Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: 10:00am ~ 5:00pm (Entry till 4:30pm) *Close on Monday (the following day if Monday is a national holiday) Fees: 300yen (Adults over 15 y.o) 150yen (Senior over 65 y.o) *Roasted experience 1000yen/person (1:30am ~ 2:30pm) Tel: +81 (0)78-302-8880 Website: UCC Coffee Museum
No.16 SUMA AQUARIUM PARK
Suma Aquarium Park is very familiar to Kobe citizens and also many tourists visit it.
Compared to other aquariums, you can relatively observe marine animals closely. You can also touch marine animals or see how animals eat foods.
The popular event is the dolphin show which people from children to adults can enjoy.
Suma Aqualife Park Address: 1-3-5 Wakamiya-cho Suma-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: 9:00am ~ 5:00pm (Entry till 4:00pm) Fees: 1300yen (Adults) 800yen (High school) 500yen (Junior high/ Elementary school) Tel: +81 (0)78-731-7301 Website: Suma Aqualife Park (Japanese)
No.15 KOBE NUNOBIKI HERB GARDENS
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Kobe Nunobiki Herb gardens are place where you can enjoy the seasonal herbs.
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In the park, around 75 thousand of herbs from 200 species are planted. You can enjoy herbs at the restaurant or cafe as well as seeing herbs.
The view from the ropeway is also spectacular.
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Address: 1-4-3 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (Spring, Autumn, Winter) 10:00am-8:30pm(Summer, Saturday, Sunday) * On Saturday and Sunday in winter opening hour is till 5:00pm Fees: ・Round 1400yen (Adults) 700yen (Junior high/ Elementary school) ・One way 900yen (Adults) 450yen (Junior high/ Elementary school) Tel: +81 (0)78-271-1160 Website: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
No.14 MT. MAYA
The night view of Kobe from Mt. Maya is one of the three most beautiful night views in Japan. The night view of Kobe is often describes as million‐dollar night view. I totally agree with the description. You must be attracted by that million‐dollar night view of Kobe.
Mt. Maya Address: Mayasan Nada-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: All day long Fees: Free Tel: +81 (0)78-861-2998 Website: Mt. Maya (Japanese)
No.13 KOBE HARBORLAND
Kobe Harborland is the best spot to enjoy the port town of Kobe. There are many facilities; restaurants, shops, ferris wheel and so on. You must enjoy a whole day at Harborland. After the sunset, you will see the beautiful illuminations. It’s a good place for couples as well as families.
Kobe Harborland Address: 1-7-2 Higashikawasaki-cho Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: Different from shop to shop Tel: +81 (0)78-382-7100 Website: Kobe Harborland
No.12 KOBE OJI ZOO
Kobe Oji Zoo opened in 1951 and known as the only place where you can see pandas and koalas at the same time in Japan.
Also around 800 animals from 140 species are displayed. In spring you can see beautiful cherry blossoms.
Oji Zoo Address: 3-1 Oji-cho Nada-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm (Mar-Oct) 9:00am-4:30pm (Nob-Sep) * Close on Wednesday * Entry 30min before closing Fees: 600yen (Adults over 15 y.o) Tel: +81 (0)78-861-5624 Website: Oji Zoo (Japanese)
No.11 IKUTA SHRINE
Ikuta Shrine is very popular place among couples because of the god for love. The shrine is located in shopping area of Kobe so that you can easily access to it.
The vermilion painted is shrine is very beautiful.
Ikuta Shrine Address: 1-2-1 Shitayamatedori Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi Hours: All day long Fees: Free entrance Tel: +81 (0)78-321-3851 Website: Ikuta Shrine