Kobe is a lovely place to visit for a short while . It is surrounded by Mountains which has many tourist places to go and visit which when you get up there offers you panoramic views of the port and surrounding areas which is really beautiful.
There is also sake breweries to visit, sake being the Japanese drink , and also there are bullet trains to everywhere if you get sick of Kobe which is nice place to visit
Kobe serves as the second major city within the Kansai region, right after Osaka. I came from Hiroshima which is kind like the countryside and was totally impressed with Kobe's western style.
I would definitely recommend going to Kobe's Harbor, Venus bridge (only at night to ENJUOY AN AMAZING VIEW of Kobe), try out Kobe beef, go to Arima Onsen to take a day off and relaxing with the Japanese Hot Springs and if you like to eat, there are plenty of restaurants in Kobe featuring every single type of food. I truly enjoyed my stay there and had lot of fun. Kansai people are way more friendly than people in Tokyo, wherever I went there was old people willing to talk to me even though I had a very basic and poor Japanese, we could manage to understand each other. People are really kind here and wiling to help you as much as they can.
Nice and clean city. People friendly. Very functional and tourist oriented. Can serve as a hub to visit lots of cities in all directions in Japan (less crowded than Osaka and Kyoto).
There are alot of company museums by the sea. See the beer museum and the small theme park. they also have a nice museum which features asian, egyptian historical artifacts.
for the youth, the nightlife will not be something to be missed.
Kobe looks like an English port /town. Is clean with friednly people. The China town in Motomachi and Nankaimachi is interesting with many type of food and shopping.
Nite view at Kobe Habour is beautiful.
It was less frantic and densely populated than Osaka and Kyoto and we found it very easy to get around the main attractions by hopping on and off the city loop bus.
The many museums can keep you occupied for hours. Kobe beef at steakland is really affordable and delicious(get the lunch time promotion - cheaper but good)
Me n my gf were lost while we are heading to the "big iron man" place, one japanese willing to help n lead us without our request, the people is nice enuf
Kobe is fairly small compared to the other cities close by. However, the Kobe Port alone makes Kobe as one of the best places to visit in the Kansai area.
We had a short stay in Kobe. Hence, we didn't manage to explore the city entirely. Nonetheless, the city has good shopping spots and friendly people.
We stayed one night in a deluxe double room and enjoyed every second of it. The hotel is located in the busy city center but the rooms are quiet.
There was a lot of space, big beds, nice facilities and the staff was extremly helpful with finding a good restaurant to eat the famous Kobe beef. By the way: Mouriya had a fantastic Teppanyaki beef menu!
Kobe can easily be reached by fast train, allowing a short stay. During our stay we visited the earthquake museum and found it very interesting.
We usually explore cities by foot but time did not allow. It would be a great city to explore.
This is my second visit to this prefecture within 2 years and I am still keen to visit again. Both trips provided different experience.
Kobe is a large city near Osaka and Kyoto. Visitors from the Kansai International Airport can easily access Kobe via JR trains (e.
g. take Limited Express Haruka to Shin-Osaka and then take Shinkansen to Shin-Kobe). In the day time, you can enjoy visting Sorakuen Garden, herb garden near Shin-Kobe station, China Town, or Kitano Foreign Merchant area. You can also enjoy dining at the Kobe Harborland. The Kobe Port Tower is best viewed at night from the Kobe Harborland.
Kobe is a fantastic haven for foodies, with very accessible activities (i.e., hiking, water sports, skiing, hot springs) nearby.
Kobe beef is fantastic! However, be wary of where you go. While most places charge similarly steep prices, not every chef gets it right (i.e., cut and seasoning).
Kobe is beautiful. The people are very friendly, and it almost has a European vibe to it with the old houses and small streets.
The cable car ride/herb garden was beautiful. Himeji castle is a short train ride away, its very beautiful but VERY busy. Go early or go on a weekday. Arima Onsen is also a short train ride away. The food in Kobe is amazing, Kobe beef is everywhere (even free samples in the grocery store). Definitely visit Kobe for at least 1-2 nights if traveling to Japan.
walk around the old residential area in kitano. see the nicely designed houses with different themes from different countries.
Kobe is a port city, expect alot of foreign inspired sites in this area.
It is a great habour city. The shopping area is great and the price are all reasonable. The uphill area has great city view.
The underground shopping area is nice. The food is superb, especially coffee and Kobe beef.
A great city to stay as a base to explore the Kansai area. We used a 4 day pass traveling to Hikone,Nara,Kyoto and Okayama.
Our hotel was close to the station,shops and restaurants. The 1hour bus trip is a must and seeing the Kitano area.Our 7 day stay was not enough to see other sites.
there is the mosaic mall just on the other side from kobe tower, all the cafe and restaurants,a must visit place in kobe.
I found people in Kobe to be quite helpful if they spoke English, even if they didn't, they still did their best to help.
Hand gestures are recognised in all languages!
Kobe is a quiet city compared to Osaka and Tokyo. Must see places around Kobe is Himeji Castle and Shin-Kobe Ropeway.
You take the cable car to the herb garden and the view up is breathtaking. If you want to see flowers in full bloom best to go around the summer month.
A little bit far from Osaka however there are so many good restaurants. Different from Osaka and you can enjoy there.
It is place to spend a couple of days. There are some nice historical buildings and wineries to visit around Kobe.
Kobe beef is not overrated.
Clean interesting place and the City Loop Bus a good starting point to view the area. Lots of shops, eateries etc.
Kobe beef is very famous but doesn't offer in many restaurants. Even thought they have, it isn't value for money.
Shops are closed early. After 6:00pm, the only place to go is eating and only drinking after 8:00pm.
Kobe is a good place to use as a base of operations for seeing other place through Central and Southern Honshu.
Most delicious beef in the world. Great location for hot-springs. Large outlet with good range of products.