Kobe Harborland, Hyogo

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.



Name:Kobe Harborland
Address:Higashikawasakicho 1 Kobe Chuo-ku, Hyogo 650-0044 Japan
Access:JR Tokaido-honsen Line “Kobe-eki Station” (5 minutes walk)
Official site:http://www.harborland.co.jp/

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