Kobe

Kobe Waterfront

Kobe is a cosmopolitan port city around 30 minutes south of Osaka. The sixth largest city in Japan Kobe is probably best known for the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, Kobe Beef and the hot spring resort Arima Onsen located in mountain that overlooks the city, Mount Rokko.

Kobe

Kobe port

About Kobe

Nestled between Osaka Bay and Mount Rokko in Japan’s Kansai region, Kobe is Japan’s sixth largest city and a busy port city. Located less than…


Merikan Park

Meriken Park

Located on Kobe’s waterfront Meriken Park is home to the Kobe Port Tower and Kobe Maritime Museum, the iconic metal frames of these two buildings…


Disaster Reduction Museum

Disaster Reduction Museum

The Disaster Reduction Museum is a museum run by the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, the institution was set up in the years following…


Mount Rokko Cable Car Building

Mount Rokko

The Rokko Mountains are part of the mountain range behind Kobe. The highest peak Rokko Saikoho rises 931 metres and offers spectacular views of Kobe…


Kobe Chinatown

Kobe’s Chinatown or Nankin-machi as it is known is a bustling and exciting precinct right in the city which no visitor to Kobe should miss,…


Kobe Maritime Museum

Kobe Maritime Museum

The Kobe Maritime Museum is located in Meriken Park on Kobe’s waterfront next to the Kobe Port Tower and the Earth Quake Memorial Park.


Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower

The Kobe Port Tower is one of the most striking structures on the Kobe skyline. Standing at 108 metres and painted in a burnt orange colour the…


Tetsujin 28 Go Statue

Tetsujin 28 Go Statue

Kobe is the home of one of Japan’s most unique monuments, a 18 metre high 50 ton robot statue. The robot Ironman Tetsujin 28 go…


Hankyu trains

Getting to Kobe

Getting to Kobe is pretty easy as there are lots of options depending on where you are coming from. Kobe is situated on the north…


Only in Japan

The surprisingly popular fugu fish has a deadly poison if not cooked correctly.