Welcome to Kōbe
Kōbe's relatively small size makes it a pleasure for casual wandering and stopping in its high-quality restaurants and cafes. The most pleasant neighbourhoods to explore are Kitano-chõ, Nankinmachi Chinatown and, after dark, the bustling nightlife districts around Sannomiya Station.
Kōbe's two main gateways are Sannomiya and Shin-Kōbe stations, with easy access to sights, lodging and dining on foot or a short train ride away. Shinkansen trains stop at Shin-Kōbe Station, uphill in the northeast corner of the city centre – a quick subway ride or 20-minute walk connects the two stations.