Kobe is the fifth largest city of Japan and the capital of the Hyogo prefecture .It
was one of the first cities that started commercial relations with the West following
the years after Japan’s seclusion and since then is a cosmopolitan city in every
Kobe has a technologically advanced airport that serves in the best possible way
the travelers. The Kobe airport primarily handles domestic flights, but it also serves
international charter flights. It is based on an artificial Island and is only 13
km far from the center of the city. 37 km away you can also find the Osaka international
airport which handles a larger number of international flights.
Kobe airport is connected to Sannomiya station in central Kobe travelling time to
Sannomija Station takes only 16 minutes.
Kobe is considered as one of the most attractive cities of Japan so for whatever
reason that you might have traveled to Kobe, seize the opportunity and explore this
unique city that managed to survive from the tremendous Great Hanshin Awaji earthquake
If you want to get to know the city but you don’t have a lot of time start from Kobe
Harborland It is a shopping and entertainment region along the waterfront of Kobe’s
port area. Here you can enjoy a coffee or a good meal, it is also the best place
for shopping therapy and a popular meeting point. The two largest shopping complexes
in the area are Mosaic and Canal Garden. Mosaic is a pleasant shopping complex along
the waterfront with a variety of small fashion boutiques and a wide selection of
restaurants; many offer a beautiful view of the harbor.
If you are the adventurous type of person then you must definitely visit Shin-
When Kobe was first opened to the foreigners the Kitano district was born. It is
located at the foot of the Rokko Mountain. There the merchants and diplomats lived
during the second half of the 19th century. The mansions remain intact and are open
to the public as museums, offering a different aspect of the city. This district
is ideal for an afternoon walk.
Japan also has a really powerful tradition that will surprise you. The Kobe City Museum is really the place you must see if you want to have a quick glimpse of Japan’s history. It was opened in 1982, merging the collections of the Kobe Archaeological Museum and Namban Art Museum. The museum's permanent exhibition shows an interesting collection of maps from different regions and periods of Japan’s culture as well as artifacts representing Japan's influence from foreign countries such as cultural imports from China and Korea but also trading goods that entered Kobe after its port was opened in the Western World in the 19th century.
Airlines that offer direct domestic and international flights to Kobe
There are direct connections with the following cities worldwide (Domestic Flights):
Tokyo (Haneda Airport)
Sapporo (New Chitose Airport)
Okinawa (Naha Airport)
* There are not direct international flights to Kobe
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