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9 Places to Visit in Kobe, Japan

Kobe is a city on Osaka Bay in central Japan. It is known for its signature marbled beef and scenic setting of mountains framing the harbor. The Ikuta Shrine, dating to the 3rd century, is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. Antique cable cars connect Kobe to Mt. Rokko, which offers panoramic views over the port. Beyond the Mount Rokko hills are the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen.

Places to Visit in Kobe

1. Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower is decorative tower reaching 108m & featuring an observation deck with panoramic city views. The tower is one of the important places in the port city of Kobe, Japan. Sightseeing was completed in 1963 and temporarily ceased operations from the end of 2009 until 28 April 2010 to make improvements. Located in central Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

2. Meriken Park

Meriken Park (ik リケンパーク) is a waterfront park located in Tha Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. This park has a Kobe tower, a harbor, Kobe Maritime Museum and the Hanshin Great Earthquake Memorial. This is a large park located in a neighborhood with a national historical significance.

How to get there: 10 minutes walk from Motomachi Station

3. Kobe Harbourland

Harbourland is a shopping district in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. Kobe Port Tower is located there. This shopping area was built on the site of the old cargo yard, Minatogawa Kamotsu Station of the Japanese National Railway. The courtyard was removed in 1982 and the commercial district opened in 1992. It is a waterfront commercial and entertainment district in the old railway station, with many shops, hotels and restaurants.

4. Nankin-machi

Nankin-machi is a neighborhood in Kobe of Japan visiting. This place was established in 1868, this Chinese cultural district offers eateries, souvenir shops & mahjong clubs. Nankinmachi (南京町) is a compact Chinatown in central Kobe and a center of the Chinese community in the Kansai Region.

5. Kobe Animal Kingdom

Kobe Animal Kingdom located at 7 Chome-1−9 Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 650-0047, Japan. Kobe Animal Kingdom is an animal and flower park located on Port Island in Kobe, Japan. It is mainly located in and around a greenhouse. It was called Kobe Kachoen until 18 July 2014. It is one of several theme parks created by Japanese botanist and collector Kamo Mototeru, and was opened on 15 March 2006.

6. Sannomiya

Sannomiya is a district of Chūō-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan. In japan Is the city center of Kobe City Before the 1920s, Sanomiya was just a suburb. The city center is in Matsumachi and Shinkai Shi in the west of Sanomiya. But when moving the Sogo department store from Motomachi to the front of San Noomi Station in the year.

7. Mount Maya

Mount Maya Mountaineering Mountain is a 698.6-metre-high mountain in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of the major peaks of the Rokkō Mountains, and is the most popular peak for visitors on the West-Rokkō Mountains. Another mountain worth exploring is Mount. Maya is located about 2 km west of Shin Kobe Station. The view from Kikusedai, the top viewpoint.

8. Nunobiki Herb Garden

Nunobiki Herb Garden are Japan’s largest herb gardens with about 75,000 herbs and flowers of about 200 kinds blooming throughout the year. The big botanical garden with themed areas growing many flowers & herbs, plus restaurants & a gift shop. The garden located at 1-4-3 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 650-0002, Japan.

9. Kobe Animal Kingdom Zoo

Kobe Animal Kingdom Zoo located 7 Chome-1−9 Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 650-0047 Japan. This is greenhouse garden with tropical plants, birds and small mammals. There are many interactive performances. The zoo is open since March 15, 2006 and open from 10.00 – 17.00 pm.

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