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What to Do in Kobe: Must See Attractions

Kobe Attractions

Whether you like to shop up a storm or familiarize yourself with the local cuisine, there are so many fun activities in Kobe. This city is home to many thrilling attractions that'll keep your travel itinerary full and you on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has a surprise in store for you.

If you're ready to discover the best of Kobe, sign up for one of the top tours & day trips on offer, and let a friendly local show you the most popular sights. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our 735 fun activities in Kobe are also worth looking into.

Things to Do in Kobe with Kids

There are loads of memorable experiences in Kobe that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the top family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Kobe

An escape to Kobe need not cost a fortune. You won't have to spend a penny if you go to:

Kobe Center for Overseas Migration and Cultural Interaction - Chat to the staff and gain an insight into the fascinating collections housed at this museum.

Kobe City Hall - Be wowed by the design and creativity of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Hyogoken Kokan - If you like delving into bygone eras, this is one attraction you won't want to miss.

Kobe Harborland - Sit for a while in this bustling place and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Nunobiki Falls - There's something calming about being close to the water, so be sure to spend a while here.

Kobe Convention Center - If you'd like to explore some of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Sannomiya Shrine - Spend some time in meditation or prayer at this peaceful spiritual site.

Mount Maya - Bring your camera and let the natural surrounds spark a sense of awe in you.

Higashi Yuenchi Park - Organize a picnic and enjoy a walk around the trees and shrubs.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Kobe

Sannomiya

Spend some time visiting places like Ikuta Shrine while getting to know Sannomiya, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Sannomiya Hanadokeimae Station or Boeki Center Station to see more of the area.

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Kobe City Centre

Consider exploring the waterfront views in Kobe City Centre. If sightseeing is on the list, Kobe Tower is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Kyukyoryuchi Daimarumae Station or Motomachi Station to see more of the area.

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Higashinada

Higashinada is well-liked for its bars and museums. If you're hoping to get in some sightseeing, Mount Rokko and Osaka Bay are top spots, and you can jump on the metro at Island Kitaguchi Station or Island Center Station to get around.

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Nankin-machi

Experience the sights, smells and flavors of one of Japan’s liveliest Chinatowns. Discover street food, restaurants, shopping and traditional celebrations.

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Kitano

Discover museums, cafés and shops in this pleasant hilltop neighborhood, featuring mansions from the early 1900s displaying distinctive Western-style architecture.

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Senzo

Travelers like the museums in Senzo, and Itami Museum is a top attraction you might want to visit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Kobe on a sunny day?

When the weather is fine, these experiences are difficult to resist:

What to do in Kobe on a rainy day?

Try some of these enticing indoor activities and turn a dark, rainy day into something unforgettable:

Are there cheap things to do in Kobe?

If you're vacationing on a tight budget, consider adding the following cheap and cheerful experiences to your to-do list:

What can you do in Kobe for free?

You'll barely have time to grab your wallet out of your pocket with so many free attractions:

  • Meriken Park
  • Kobe Harborland
  • Kobe International Exhibition Hall
  • Kobe Convention Center