16 Sights in Kobe, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Kobe, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Kobe, Japan.

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1. Kobe Port Tower

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The Kobe Port Tower is a landmark in the port city of Kobe, Japan. The sightseeing tower was completed in 1963 and was temporarily closed from late 2009 to April 28, 2010 for renovation. It is located in the Central District, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Wikipedia: Kobe Port Tower (EN)

2. 旧ハッサム住宅

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The former Hassam Residence is an alien house located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It is said to have been designed by A. N. Hansell, who worked on a number of foreign houses such as the Shueke House and the Mondo House. Construction was completed in 1902. The south veranda, overlooking the vast Japan garden, is an arcade on the first floor and a colonnade on the second floor, which is a feature of the exterior of the house. It was highly evaluated as a famous building that conveys the characteristics of the Ijinkan of the Meiji era, and was designated as an important cultural property of Japan on June 7, 1961.

Wikipedia: 旧ハッサム住宅 (JA)

3. Weathercock House

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Kobe City Weather Vane House (Kobe City Weather Vane House) is a historical building located in Kitano-cho 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Built in 1904 (Meiji 37) as a residence for a German trader, it is a foreign house (Western-style building), and features a heavy brick exterior and a weather vane on the roof. It is called the House of the Weather Vane because of its weathervane, and is also called the Old Thomas House and the Old Thomas House from the name of the original resident. It is designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Wikipedia: 神戸市風見鶏の館 (JA)

4. Funa-Yakata Pleasure Barge

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Funayakata is a historical building "Kawa barge" located in Sorakuen in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The barges were ships used by daimyos in the Edo period for changing attendance and sightseeing, and only a few remain to this day. Among them, this funayagata is the only existing river barge, and due to its rarity and high historical and cultural value, it was designated as a national important cultural property in 1953 (Showa 28).

Wikipedia: 船屋形 (JA)

5. Meriken Park

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Meriken Park is a waterfront park located in the port city of Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The park features the Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime Museum, and a memorial to victims of the Great Hanshin earthquake. The name of the park comes from the word "American," which was commonly translated as "Meriken" during the Meiji era. Meriken Park is also the location of the Hotel Okura Kobe and Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel.

Wikipedia: Meriken Park (EN)

6. 神戸市文書館

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The Kobe City Archives is the archive of the city of Kobe in Japan. It contains records dating back to the mid 19th century. The building containing the archive is currently located in the Chuo district of Kobe, near Shin-Kobe Station. The building is in Art Deco style, and was recognised as a "significant building" in 2000.

Wikipedia: Kobe City Archives (EN)

7. 出雲大社神戸分祠

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Izumo Dashe Kobe Branch is a shrine located in Kobe City, Nancho, Central District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Known as "the god of affinity", "the god of happiness" and "the god of presiding over the ghost". Sacrifice to the God worshipped by Izumo Society, the spirit of the Great God. Also known as "Kobe's groundhog"

Wikipedia: 出雲大社神戸分祠 (JA)

8. D51 211

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D51 211 Alt_winmaerik / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Class D51 (D51形) is a type of 2-8-2 steam locomotive built by the Japanese Government Railways (JGR), the Japanese National Railways (JNR), and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company, Kisha Seizo, Hitachi, Nippon Sharyo, Mitsubishi, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from 1936 to 1945 and 1950 to 1951.

Wikipedia: JNR Class D51 (EN)

9. 三宮神社

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Sangiya Shrine is a shrine located in Sangiya Town, Central District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. The third pillar of a shrine from one palace to eight palaces (the eight societies of the descendants of Shinoda) dedicated to the eight pillars of Shinoda Shrine, Jin Ji ordered it as a deity.

Wikipedia: 三宮神社 (神戸市) (JA)

10. Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum

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The Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum is a private humanities museum founded in 1979 located in Kaigan-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. In 1980, it was designated as one of the "100 Best Hyogo Cultures" by the Kobe Shimbun in Hyogo Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 神戸華僑歴史博物館 (JA)

11. 旧小寺家厩舎

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The former Kodera Family Stables are Western-style stables built in Sorakuen in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It was designed by architect Kozo Kawai and completed in 1910. It was designated as an important cultural property of Japan in 1970.

Wikipedia: 旧小寺家厩舎 (JA)

12. Moegi House

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The old Sharp residence is a alien house located in Kitano Town, Central District, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is famous for its "Museum of Meng Huang". On December 18, 1980, it was designated as an important cultural property by the state.

Wikipedia: 旧シャープ住宅 (JA)

13. Kobe Kitano Museum

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The Kobe Kitano Museum of Art is an art museum located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The former American consulate building built in Meiji 31 (1898), which is a historical building, is a building facility.

Wikipedia: 神戸北野美術館 (JA)

14. Kobe East Park

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Higashi Yuen Park is an urban park managed by Kobe City located in 6-chome, Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is next to the south of Kobe City Hall and spreads out on the west side of Flower Road.

Wikipedia: 東遊園地 (JA)

15. Kawasaki World

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Kawasaki World is an enterprise museum established by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Kobe Maritime Museum on May 17, 2006 (18 years of Heisei). It is completely allowed to take pictures in Kawasaki World.

Wikipedia: カワサキワールド (JA)

16. 旧居留地十五番館

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The Former Settlement Jugobankan (formerly Settlement 15 Bankan) is a Western-style building located in the former settlement of Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Former United States Consulate.

Wikipedia: 旧居留地十五番館 (JA)

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