Things to see and do - Kobe
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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
J - 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 screens..
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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 Higashizaki-cho 1-3-5 J - Kobe
Hotel Crown Palais Kobe offers spacious modern accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy the spacious public bath for a discounted price or request relaxing in-room massages. The hotel has direct access to JR Kobe Train Station, which is a 5-m..
Chuo-ku Hatobamachi 5-6 J - 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..
Chuo-ku Hatoba-cho 7-2 J - Kobe
Located at the waterfront of Kobe Harborland, Hotel La Suite offers spacious rooms with a terrace, ocean views and a spa bath. It features concierge service, a French restaurant and massage treatments. Free Wi-Fi/wired internet and free videos on dem..