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Kobe, Japan

Kobe: A Symphony of Land and Sea

Kobe is where nature’s majesty meets human ingenuity.

Perched between the tranquil sea and the imposing Rokko mountains, the city’s landscape is a visual feast.

But delve deeper, and you’ll find a rich tapestry of history and culture. Walk through Nankinmachi, Kobe’s bustling Chinatown, or marvel at the age-old Ikuta Shrine, standing defiant amidst urban sprawl.

And, as evening descends, the promise of sizzling Kobe beef at a local teppanyaki restaurant beckons. Yet, it’s the harmony—the blend of mountain serenity and maritime energy—that truly defines Kobe.

Here, ancient traditions find a home beside modern wonders, creating a city that’s both timeless and contemporary.



Country Japan
Region Kansai
Prefecture Hyōgo Prefecture


Kobe, Japan

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language: Japanese

Weather Climate: Humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters.

Major Airport: Kobe Airport (UKB)

Time from Tokyo by flight: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Major Train Station: Shin-Kobe Station

Time from Tokyo by train: Approximately 3 hours (Shinkansen).

Time from Tokyo by car: Approximately 7-8 hours.

Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (JST)

Kobe Tourism Office

TEL: +61 (0) 2 9267 8655
FAX: +61 (0) 2 9261 4361
Toll Free: 1300 307 077 (Australia Only)

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