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..
J - 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 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 Aioi 4-7-18 J - Kobe
Just a 5-minute walk from JR Kobe Train Station, Kobe City Gardens Hotel offers simple rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. It is an 8-minute drive from Nankinmachi and Meriken Park. Situated in the centre of Kobe, Hotel Kobe City Gardens is a..
Chuo Hatoba-cho 6-1 J - Kobe
Offering massages & aromatherapy, a public bath, a free-use fitness room, 2 Western-style restaurants and a bar, the 4-star Kobe Port Tower Hotel is 10 minutes from JR Sannomiya Station on the free shuttle. Decorated in a pleasingly simple modern st..