Kobe Port

Getty Images/Flickr RF

Kōbe

Perched on a hillside sloping down to the sea, Kōbe (神戸) is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. It was a maritime gateway from the earliest days of trade with China and home to one of the first foreign settlements after Japan reopened to the world in the mid-19th century. Kōbe is compact, designed for walking, and easily visited as a day trip from Osaka or Kyoto, or as a stopover en route to points west. Stay overnight to immerse yourself in the city's distinct atmosphere and dining options.


Attractions

Must-see attractions

Articles

Latest stories from Kōbe

The heart of Kobe, Japan is its port

Cocktails

How to spend three perfect days in Kōbe, Japan

Jan 8, 2021 • 5 min read

in partnership with getyourguide

Book popular activities in Kōbe

Guidebooks

Purchase our award-winning guidebooks

Get to the heart of Kōbe with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance.