Kobe Tower Guide

Kobe Tower Guide

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.

Kobe Tower

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.

Useful Info

Time Spent: 1-2 hrs
Activity: Bay Scenery, Observation Deck
Public Park, Photo Spot, Shopping
Recommend: Everyone 
**Including long distance walk from train station

Restaurant : Kobe Harborland area
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  • Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line
    Minamotomachi sta.
    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)
    Hanakuma sta.
    Walk 11 min
    East Exit Map>


Kobe City loop
Stop No. 17 – Nakatottei 

Activities in the area

Observatory Deck

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.

Open Hour
Mar-Nov 9:00 – 21:00
(Last Entry 20.30)

Dec-Feb 9.00 – 19.00
(Last Entry 18.30)
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Adult : ¥700
Highschool and below : ¥300

Kobe Harborland

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.

Open Hour
10:00 – 21:00
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Nearby facilities

If you still have some times to spend, there are several places you can enjoy around the bay area.

Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park
BE KOBE (Popular Photo spot)

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.

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