Explore interesting sights in Kobe, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 33 sights are available in Kobe, Japan.Sightseeing Tours in Kobe
1. Kobe Port TowerBook Ticket*
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 28 April 2010 and again to present for renovation. It is located in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
2. Goshikizuka ancient tomb
The Goshikizuka Kofun (五色塚古墳) is a kofun burial mound located in the Goshikiyama neighborhood of Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, in the Kansai region of Japan. The tumulus is the largest in Hyōgo Prefecture, and is estimated to have been built around the end of the 4th century and the beginning of the 5th century. It is known as the first kofun to be restored to what archaeologists believe to be its original appearance. It is also known as the Sentsubo Kofun (千壺古墳). Together with the smaller neighboring Kotsubo Kofun (小壺古墳) it was designated a National Historic Site in 1921, with the area under protection extended in 1974, 1979 and 2006.
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.
4. Weathercock House
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.
5. Akashi Kaikkyo Bridge Exhibition Center
The Hashi no Science Museum is a science museum located in Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It opened in April 1998. It has two floors above ground and a total floor area of about 1,700 square meters. Previously, it was managed and operated by the Marine Bridge and Bridge Research Association, but now it is managed and operated by JB Highway Service Co., Ltd. It is located at the foot of the Kobe City side of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Maiko Park.
6. Funa-Yakata Pleasure Barge
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).
7. Meriken Park
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.
Maya Kanko Hotel (Maya Kanko Hotel) is a hotel that used to operate on the hillside of Maya Mountain in Nada Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It was completed in 1930 and closed in the 1990s. After that, it was abandoned, but its value as a modernist building was evaluated, and it was decided to register it as a national tangible cultural property, which is rare in ruins.
The Akashi Domain Maiko Battery was a Bakumatsu period coastal artillery battery erected by Akashi Domain on the Seto Inland Sea coast of what is now Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. The ruins were designated a National Historic Site in 2007. It is also called the Maiko Hōdai-ato (舞子砲台跡) after its location on Kaji Bay.
Rokko Yahata Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine near Hankyu Rokko Station in Nada-ku, Kobe. It is one of the biggest shrines in western Kobe along with the Sumiyoshi Shrine. It holds events on New Year's Day, the yakujin festival, setsubun and Shichi-Go-San. The big red torii gate at the entrance to the shopping mall is very large. It is at least 110 years old.
Izumo Taisha Kobe Shrine is a shrine located in the urban area of Kobe, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. He is known as the "God of Marriage", "God of Fortune" and "God of Ghosts". It enshrines the spirit of the goddess of Izumo Taisha and the great goddess of the great kingdom. Also known as "Kobe no Izumo-san"
12. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Museum is a museum located in Maiko Park in Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The former name was Sun Zhongshan Memorial Hall. Built in 1915, the octagonal Chinese pavilion is the oldest existing concrete block building in the Japan and has been designated as an important cultural property of Japan.
13. D51 211
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.
Ishōan (倚松庵) is a historical building located in Higashinada Ward, Kobe City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Former residence of writer Junichiro Tanizaki. It is also called "Hosoyuki's House" after the representative work written here. The hermitage is named after his wife's name, Matsuko.
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.
Ikawadani Sosha (伊川谷惣社) is a Shinto shrine located in Kamiwaki, Ikawadani Town, Nishi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. One of the shrines that is compared to Monobe Shrine in the Enki Shikikami Name Book. The former shrine is a gōsha. It is also called Sosha Shrine.
Zenpukuji Temple (zenpukuji) is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Soto sect located in Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Kotokusan. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. It is located at the foot of the deciduous mountain of Arima Onsen Village.
Onsenji (温泉寺) is a temple of the Obaku sect located in Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Arima. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. The sect was originally Shingon Buddhism. The official name is Arimasan Onsen Zenji.
19. Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum
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.
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.
Count Mutsu Munemitsu was a Japanese diplomat and politician. He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1890 and worked to revise unequal treaties. He served as plenipotentiary at the peace conference in Shimonoseki after the First Sino-Japanese War.
22. Motosumiyoshi Shrine
Moto-Sumiyoshi Shrine is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Higashinada ward, Kobe. It is one of the biggest shrines in western Kobe. It is next to Sumiyoshi Station. There is documentary evidence that the shrine has existed since the 13th century.
23. Moegi House
The former Sharp Residence is an alien house located in Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as the "House of Moe Huang". It was designated as an important cultural property of Japan on December 18, 1980.
24. Former Residence of Saji Muto
The former Muto Family Bettei Western-style Building is a Western-style building located in Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It is also known as the former Mutō Sanji Residence and the former Bell Spinning Maiko Club.
Hashiumizu Shrine (走水神社, Hashiudo-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Motomachi-dori 5-chome, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It sits facing the east-west road one street south of the Motomachi shopping street.
Eight Palace Shrine (Eight Palace Shrine) is located in Nan Town, Central District, Kobe City. It is a shrine where the Six Palace Shrine and the Eight Palace Shrine of the Eight Gods of Ikuta descent are sacrificed together.
27. Kobe Kitano Museum
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.
Gokurakuji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Sakajing Mountain. The name of the hospital is Dembō-in. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha.
Kobe Shrine in Hyogo Prefecture is a shrine (Shrine) located in the beach area of Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Sacrifice to 53,257 war victims related to the eastern part of Hyogo Prefecture (Danbo, Shejin and Awaji).
30. Kobe East Park
Shotokuin is a temple located in Chuo-ku, Kobe. Koyasan Shingon Buddhism, Quasi-Bekkaku Honzan. Honson : Kobo Daishi Wakibutsu : Fudo Myōō Wakibutsu : Aizen Meioh (Heisei 13, eyes opened in spring)
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.
Maikoroku Shrine (Maikoroku-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The stone statue of Ebi and Daikokusha in the precincts is said to be the best in the Japan.
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