Kobe Travel guide
Kobe : Michelin's recommendations
Less damaged than neighbouring Osaka by the bombs in 1945, but severely hit by the earthquake in 1995, Kobe has risen from the ashes. To complement the peaks of Mt Rokko, the city has developed with a thoughtful plan for urbanism. Kobe is a pleasant place to live, a good size and with broad views over the sea - traits which have been attracting expatriates from Europe, the US, China etc since the late 19C. Each contingent has its own district, and the modern seafront is the showcase of a creative city, which loves design, fashion and contemporary art.
Tourist attractions Kobe : Things to see and do
JPN - Kobe
Housed in a former bank (1935) with a neo-Classical appearance, the theme of the Kobe City Museum is cultural exchange between Asia and the West. Particularly noteworthy is the rare series of pieces of Nanban art (16C and 17C). These works on scree..
JPN - Kobe
Behind the slightly off-putting name lies an informative museum dedicated to the terrible earthquake of 1995. A film simulation on a giant screen, followed by a life-size reconstruction of the devastated streets, give you the impression of witnessing..
Chuo-ku Nakamachi-dori 2-3-1 JPN - Kobe
Just a 3-minute walk from JR Kobe Train Station, Chisun Kobe provides Western-style rooms with free wired internet within walking distance of Kobe’s main attractions. It offers massage services and hearty buffets. Connected to Kosoku Kobe Train Stat..
Chuo-ku Hatobamachi 5-6 JPN - Kobe
Just 150 metres from Kobe’s Meriken Park, Oriental Hotel features an indoor pool with city views, massage services and 5 dining choices. Rooms have free internet and a balcony with park or harbour views. Air-conditioned rooms with a satellite TV and..
Hyogo-ku Fukuwara-cho 32-13 JPN - Kobe
Free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with bathtub are included in rooms at Toyoko Inn Minatogawa, 300 metres from Minatogawa-Koen Subway Station. Free-use internet terminals are provided. The simple air-conditioned rooms at Toyoko In..