• Things to do in...
  • If you are traveling to Japan you'll definitely want to know about some of the activities and sightseeing that you can do in different location in Japan. So we have written many blog posts on things to do in...
Things to do in Kobe

Things to do in Kobe

Things to do in Kobe

Kobe is considered to be one of the 10 most popular cities to visit in Japan. There are a bunch of places to go sightseeing, shopping and there is also some very delicious food that you can enjoy while in Kobe.

(picture source: hans-johnson <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/69825860@N04/40216349565″>Kobe Port_5</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/”>(license)</a>)

The most well known symbol of Kobe would be the Kobe Port Tower. The tower is about 108 meters and there is a cafeteria at the very top of the tower. From the cafeteria you can enjoy a view of the city. And at night it lights up beautifully and reflects in the water. If you would like to go up the top of the tower it costs about 700 yen for adults (Over the age of 15) and it is about 300 yen for Junior high and elementary school students or anyone younger than this.


(picture source: xiquinhosilva <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/7138083@N04/30747313978″>48049-Kobe</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>(license)</a>)

The Kobe port is absolutely stunning so if you want to enjoy more of it you can go enjoy a cruising. There are a few different types of cruising that are operating from the Kobe harbor but the most popular is the Concerto. On the Concerto you can enjoy lunch, tea or dinner. You can also go on the cruise without having any meals as you can just enjoy the different scenery of Kobe from the cruise ship. For people over the age of 13 it is 2,200 yen to board the cruise and meals are charged separately. For children aged from 6 to 12 are charged 1,100 yen and meals will also be a separate charge. Booking is required for the cruise so make sure to book in advance.

(picture source: Bordas <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/21071651@N06/8144417480″>Kobe</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/”>(license)</a>)

In the north part of Kobe city you can go hiking up a mountain called Mount Rokko where you can get a whole view of Kobe city. There are many things to do on Mount Rokko including the Rokko International Musical Box Museum. a Garden Terrace, Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden and more.

Things to do in Kobe (picture source: https://www.feel-kobe.jp/facilities/detail.php?code=0000000024)

Earthquake memorial museum is a museum all about the great earthquake that hit kobe city in 1995. At the museum it shows exactly how everything happened and the aftermath of it all. You can also try earthquakes on a simulation machine and learn what to do in the case of an earthquake. For adults the entrance fee is 600 yen and for University students it is 450 yen and for high school kids and below this will be a fee of 300 yen.


(picture source: jit bag <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/7533117@N07/9643833661″>IMG_2916</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>(license)</a>)

Kobe is most famously known for the Kobe Beef which represents Japanese beef brands called Wagyu. It is a combination of lean meat and flavourful fat and is famous for it’s sophisticated taste. Because of the exquisite meat it is often known to be very expensive but some restaurants in Kobe offer a very reasonable price for lunch using Kobe beef.

Things to do in Kobe (picture source: http://joy555.blogspot.jp/2012/04/blog-post_29.html)

Kobe was had an influx for foreigners and the Kitano Ijinkan-Gai was where most of these foreigners were living at the time. Therefore there were many different types of houses of different countries that were built. And today many of these buildings are open to the public so you can take a look inside to see what it looks like.

Things to do in Kobe (picture source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/co1_k/archives/1056338856.html)

One of the most visited shrines in Kobe is the Ikuta Shrine which is popular because it is known for being the god of love. So many couples will visit this shrine to pray for a good relationship. The entrance to this shrine is free and it is open all day long so you can visit at any time of the day.

Things to do in Kobe (picture source: http://cllr.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-260.html)

The Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens is known for having 75 thousand herbs from 200 different species planted. The Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens also has a restaurant and cafe where they have lots of different foods using the herbs from the garden. There is also a ropeway that goes right above the garden so you can get a spectacular birds eye view of the garden.

(picture source: Effie.Y. <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/46526362@N00/33054098693″>有馬溫泉河道</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>(license)</a>)

If you are in Kobe then you have great access to Arima onsen which is one of the oldest onsen area in Japan. There are a bunch of different natural components in a hot spring that is believed to be effective for a bunch of different diseases and it is also known to be great for your skin.

If you are looking to rent a pocket wifi or prepaid SIM card in Japan then make sure to check out the Genki Mobile Website: https://genkimobile.com/

Related posts