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Kobe
Japan

Kobe Port is located in the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. The tower of the port of Kobe, illuminated at night, is one of the symbols of the city. The city is famous for the famous Kobe beef, its fashion boutiques. Kobe is part of the *Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. There is a lot to see in this area. A 2-day stopover will be very convenient to visit the attractions of Osaka and Kyoto.

Useful Information

Language

Japanese

Currency

JPY

Japanese yen - 1.5, 10 and 100 yen coin and 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000 yen notes.

Credit cards are generally accepted. For cash, you will have to make withdrawals at the exchange offices or at the 7-Eleven counters, as the counters of Japanese banks do not accept foreign cards.

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Time difference

UTC: 9

from New York: +14h

from San Francisco: +16h

from London: +9h

Tips

Tipping is not a custom in Japan.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
3 38
6 43
9 49
381.50
February
3 38
7 44
10 50
562.25
March
6 43
10 50
14 56
943.75
April
11 53
15 59
19 66
1014.00
May
17 62
20 68
24 74
1355.25
June
21 69
23 74
27 80
1777.00
July
25 76
27 81
30 87
1887.50
August
26 79
29 83
32 90
1034.00
September
23 73
25 78
29 84
1576.25
October
17 62
20 68
23 74
1184.75
November
11 52
14 58
18 64
622.50
December
6 42
9 48
12 54
492.00

Where is locate the Port of Kobe

Two cruise terminals are near the center of the city. From Naka Pier, you can easily reach the center of the city on foot. The Kobe Port Tower is right next to the terminal.

From the Kobe Port Cruise Terminal, the Port Liner Subway will transport you to the center of the city (Sannomiya Station).

Shops, restaurants and museums can be found nearby.

Activities in Kobe

Neighborhoods

The area has many shops and restaurants. Its buildings are illuminated at night.

The park is located 800 meters from the dock. You can observe the city from the top of the harbor tower (red tower). There is also a maritime museum and a monument to the victims of the 1995 earthquake.

Chinatown is located about ten minutes from the cruise port.

Landmarks

One hundred and eight-meter tower lit at night with several observation decks and a rotating sake bar, giving you a complete view of the panorama in 20 minutes.

Museums

Discover the history of the city. An exhibition of Nanban art from the 16th and 17th centuries is located here.

Nature

A cable car allows you to get to the top on an observation deck where you will have a panoramic view of the city.

Activities

In the center of the city is a traditional Japanese garden. The estate where it is located once served as the residence of the mayor of the city.

Nearby

This castle built in 1346 has a majestic look with its white facades and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In this ancient villa transformed into a temple, you’ll find a stone garden. The fifteen stones would be arranged in such a way that at least one stone would always be hidden.

This temple built on a platform supported by a lattice is a symbol of Kyoto. You will have a breathtaking view of Kyoto.

The gold leaf pavilion was built by shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.

Dedicated to Inari, the protective good of harvest, this sanctuary would have been erected in the year 711. A path leading to Mount Inari is marked by a hedge of torii gates.

This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the gods of luck and is a magnificent example of the Kasuga-zukuri style of architecture. There is also the Shinen Manyo Botanical Garden, which has more than 200 species of plants.

This temple was built using the same techniques as the Greek Parthenon. The 1000-arm Senju Kannon wooden carved statue is considered the oldest wood sculpture in Japan.

It houses the oldest wooden buildings in the world and a magnificent five-story pagoda.

The castle was built at the end of the 16th century. A museum tells the history of the castle and about the Edo period is inside.

This shrine was built before the introduction of Buddhism in Japan. It’s purely Japanese style of architecture dates from the third century.

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