Kobe is a popular tourist spot for spots full of exoticism and fashionable shops and cafes. The best tourist season in Kobe is the spring in which various flowers are beautifully blooming and the winter in which the event such as “Kobe Luminarie” is held. Luminarie is a famous light event all over the country, many visitors come every year and enjoy the fantastic light world.
To Kobe, it is recommended to access by air using Kobe Airport or access by using the Sanyo Shinkansen Shin-Kobe station. From Kobe Airport, you can reach the Sannomiya station, which is 18 minutes by using the new transportation system Portliner, and 2 minutes from Shin Kobe station by metro to the center of Kobe. If you are from nearby Osaka or Kyoto, you can use Japan Railway to access without transfer.
One such sightseeing spot representing Kobe, the port town, is “Kobe Harborland”. It is popular as a city that boasts of accessibility that it is close to the sea though it is a city center, and boasts a great location both day and night.
Kobe Harborland has an area of 18.5 hectares. “Kobe Harborland” is the name of “Area” that includes complex facilities such as “umie”, “Duo Kobe”, “Haber Center”, “Karumeni Hall”, “Promena Kobe”. Each facility has various features, and if you go around one by one, you can’t go around in a day. There are also many interesting spots in the vicinity.
Kobe Harborland is a date spot in Kobe, where you can enjoy shopping with friends, and where you can play well with your children. Recently, the number of foreign tourists has increased, and it is one of the busiest places in Kobe.
More than 4 million people visit every year for sightseeing. The scenery is beautiful and there are frequent events, so locals often visit.
Let’s start with the scenery of the Kobe port. Port towers, Kobe Maritime Museum, and ships to and from the jetty. You can enjoy the scenery that represents Kobe. You can also take a sightseeing cruise, so it is recommended that you take a cruise around Kobe Port.
Also, Kobe Harborland has many restaurants, so there are no shortage of lunch spots, but what about lunch that you can only experience here? The cruise ship Concerto, also known as the “Restaurant Ship”, offers a celebrity experience on a cruise with lunch. Lunch cruises are scheduled every day from 12:00 to 14:00. If you have enough seats, you can accept the day, but reservations are better on holidays.
“Kobe Harborland” has been developing with the times. There, you will be able to make wonderful memories with your family, friends, and valued partners while feeling a refreshing sea breeze on your cheeks. It shows a more fantastic look with light up and illumination at night. There are plenty to see and there are many accommodation facilities in the surrounding area, so it is recommended to stay after sightseeing.
The Kobe Harborland is a commercial complex at JR Kobe station front, and is the area of the most symbolic existence in Kobe. Originally, the freight depot and factory of JR, and the place with a warehouse group were redeveloped, and the it was again born in a present commercial complex.
Large-sized shopping amenities are opened, and the subway, the Kobe harbor and the Takahama passenger terminal are also prepared.
Speaking of the highlight of the Kobe Harborland, many commercial facilities are also attractive, but judging from the viewpoint of the tourist, it will be “the spectacle in character with Kobe ” symbolized the street of gas lamp, draw bridge, and the Port Tower.
These spectacles are mainly concentrated on the sea side. So, you take a walk through the seashore while feeling emotion of port town Kobe that is the trade port from old times and should look in the neighboring commercial facilities if you have time to spare.
The Kobe Harborland has approximately 10 hectares of a Culture, a business area, and compound area of approximately 1.8 hectares. Main institutions are also various with a restaurant, an observatory, a harbor, a park, and commercial establishment, so when taking a walk these all, you need a full day.
Probably, it is good to decide at which institution you drop in at beforehand, when visiting.
There are many stores of delicious sweets located in Kobe. The Kobe pudding, a rusk, chocolate, etc. which are good to a souvenir are packed. Besides the specialty store of sweets, the department store is also sold and these can be purchased freely.
Moreover, one of the Kobe noted products “Nihonshu” (Sake), etc. is popular as a souvenir article.
|Address:||Higashikawasakicho 1 Kobe Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0044 Japan|
|Access:||JR Tokaido-honsen Line “Kobe-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)|