A comprehensive guide to Kobe tower with access, transportations and things to do that must not be missed around the area. Get to know more about one of the iconic symbols of Kobe city.
In every major city around Japan, you can guarantee to see at least one tower standing tall as a landmark or symbol. Kobe also has one of its own it stands out among other towers in Japan. This is because of its unique design with distinct color in red and great location right next to the bay, making it one of the most popular destinations among locals and foreign tourists in Kobe.
Time Spent: 1-2 hrs
Activity: Bay Scenery, Observation Deck
Public Park, Photo Spot, Shopping
**Including long distance walk from train station
- Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line
Exit 2 Walk 7 mins Map>
- JR Line & Hanshin Line
(Same location different platform)
Motomachi sta. Map>
Walk 13 min
JR – West Exit
Hanshin – Exit No.2
- Kobe Kosaoku Line
(Connecting through Hankyu Line)
Walk 11 min
East Exit Map>
Kobe City loop
Stop No. 17 – Nakatottei
Activities in the area
Up here, you will get to see fantastic scenery in 360 degrees, covering both bay and city area. The view during the daytime and nighttime gives you different feels and experiences. So, you can plan to visit anytime based on your preference.
Mar-Nov 9:00 – 21:00
(Last Entry 20.30)
Dec-Feb 9.00 – 19.00
(Last Entry 18.30)
Adult : ￥700
Highschool and below : ￥300
This place is a shopping mall located on the opposite side of the bay to the tower. It is only 5-10 mins away by walk, so people usually come here to see the entire view of the bay with Kobe tower in full size. There are plenty of stores, restaurants and also a giant Ferris wheel. So it is very popular among locals as romantic dating spot for couples or just a place to enjoy meal with amazing scenery.
10:00 – 21:00
If you still have some times to spend, there are several places you can enjoy around the bay area.
Personally, Kobe port is where arts and entertainments blended with breathtaking view. You will be surprised to know that this city has one of the most tragic incident happened in the past, yet it has recovered and evolved into one of the most charming places in Japan.