Kobe is a city in west Japan and a port city. Kobe has over 1.5 million residents.

Target Area: Kobe City, Amagasaki City, Nishinomiya City, Ashiya City, Itami City, Takarazuka City, Kawanishi City, Kakogawa City, Himeji City, Akashi City, Ako City, Aioi City, Toyooka City, Nishiwaki City, Miki City, Takasago City, Ono City, Sanda City, Kasai City, Kato City, Sasayama City, Yabu City, Tamba City, Asago City, Shiso City, Tatsuno City, Awaji City, Sumoto City, Minamiawaji City, Inagawa Town, Harima Town, Taka Town, Kami Town, Inami Town, Ichikawa Town, Fukusaki Town, Kamikawa Town, Taishi Town, Kamigori Town, Sayo Town, Shinonsen Town

Railways in Kobe

There are JR (Japan Railway), private railways and subway in Kobe.

JR West

JR West is a Japan Railway in the Kansai, Chugoku and Hokuriku region, and the Japanese National Railways was divided and privatized to 6 Japan Railways in 1987, and the JR West is a company of the 6 companies. There are Shinkansen, Osaka Loop Line, JR Kyoto Line, JR Kobe Line, Yamatoji Line, Hanwa Line and so on. The ticket price is set per distance and a ticket of the JR West costs from 120 yen.

Kobe City Subway

Kobe City Subway has 2 lines. There are Seishin Yamate Line and Kaigan Line.

Kobe City Subway One-day PassAll Kobe City Subway lines1 day820 yen820 yen
Kobe City Bus and Kobe City Subway Common One-day PassAll Kobe City Bus and all Kobe City Subway lines1 day1,030 yen1,030 yen
All Kobe City Subway Lines One-month PassAll Kobe City Subway lines1 month16,250 yen16,250 yen
All Kobe City Subway Lines Three-month PassAll Kobe City Subway lines3 months46,320 yen46,320 yen
All Kobe City Subway Lines Six-month PassAll Kobe City Subway lines6 months87,750 yen87,750 yen

Hankyu Railway

Hankyu Railway is a private railway in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. It has Kyoto Line, Kobe Line, Takarazuka Line ans so on.

Hanshin Electric Railway

Hanshin Electric Railway is a private railway in Osaka and Kobe. It has Hanshin Main Line, Namba Line and so on.

Flights in Kobe

Kobe Airport - UKB

Kobe Airport is an airport in Kobe, and one of the 3 airports in Kansai. It is located in the Port of Kobe and on the artificial island of the south for the Port Island, and it has the nickname of Marine Air. You will take approx. 18 minutes by Port Liner from Sannomiya Station of JR or Kobe Sannomiya Station of the Hankyu and Hanshin to go to the airport. From Kobe Airport the domestic flights fly to Tokyo, Chiba, Sendai, Ibaraki, Yonago, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and Naha.

Sightseeing spots in Kobe

Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower
Kobe Port Tower

Kobe Port Tower is a 108 meters observation tower in Kobe and was build in 1963 as the first tower of pipe structure in the world. The design was made with an image of a musical instrument "Tsuzumi", and the tower is constructed from 32 straight steel pipes. From the observatory you can enjoy a 360-degree fine panorama of the city of Kobe, Mt. Rokko, the port of Kobe and so on.

In order to visit the tower, you can get there approx. 5 minutes on foot from the Minato Motomachi station of Kobe City Subway or approx. 15 minutes on foot from the Motomachi station of JR and Hanshin Railway. The opening hours are from 9 am till 9 pm (admission till 8:30 pm), till 7 pm (admission till 6:30 pm) in winter, and the admission fee for the observatory is 700 yen for adults and 300 yen for children.