"What to Do & See" in Kobe, Akashi, Amagasaki, Nishinomiya, Takarazuka

Tourist Attractions in Kobe and Sannomiya


Kikuseidai (Night View)
The night view of Kikuseidai is widely known as one of the three best night views in Japan. If you have a car, you can go to the observation deck of Kikuseidai even after the night game. It takes about 1 hour each way from Sannomiya area.
Address: 2-2 Mayayamacho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo


Meriken Park / Harborland
Meriken Park is a seaside park that includes the Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum etc. It is a good place to relax and take a walk. There is also a shopping mall called Harborland, you can enjoy shopping.


Kobe Port Tower
5-5, Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Port Tower (Only):
Adult 700 yen, Child 300 yen,
W/ Kobe Maritime Museum: Adult 1300 yen, Child 550 yen,
Official Website 


Kobe Maritime Museum
2-2, Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Maritime Museum (Only):
Adult 900 yen, Child 400 yen,
W/ Port Tower:
Adult 1300 yen, Child 550 yen,
Official Website


Elvis Presley Statue
Address: 1-5, Higashikawasakicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo,
The Elvis Presley statue here in Harborland is one of only three in the world and is recognized by the Elvis Presley Foundation.
Information Website

How to get to Meriken Park and Harborland area from Sannomiya.
Take the Kobe Municipal Subway "Kaigan Line" and get off at Harborland Station or Minami-Motomachi Station. Or take the JR line and get off at JR Kobe Station.

Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Gai

Kobe is one of the five ports that opened during the Meiji and Taisho eras as a result of trade treaties with foreign countries. For that reason, the town where Western architecture still remains as a former residential area for foreigners has become a tourist spot. The guidebook says, "About a 15-minute walk from Sannomiya Station," but it's hard to walk up a hill, especially in the summer time. If you walk from the area around Sannomiya to Ijinkan-gai, it may take longer than you think.
Official Website 

Kazamidori no yakatya (House of Weathercock)
Address: 3-13-3, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, Closed on the first Tuesday of February and June. Admission: Adult 500 yen (18 older)
The Weathercock House is the most symbolic building in this area. There is a charge if you want to get inside.


If you are going to the game in Kobe or Osaka, we think you can use your time efficiently if you stay at a place where it is easy to go to the venue by train, or if you go home or travel within the country on the next day, where it is easy to access to Shinkansen or airport. If you take the shinkansen next day, Sannomiya is easy to get to Shin-Kobe Station and Umeda is easy to get to Shin-Osaka Station. From Sannomiya to Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport, it might be better to take a limousine bus considering the fare and carrying large luggage.

Sannomiya Area

The Hanshin Main Line connects "Kobe-Sannomiya Station" and "Koshien Station" in about 25 minutes. Sannomiya is an attractive location as it is close to shinkansen Shin-Kobe station, about 30 minutes to JR Osaka station by JR Kobe line and about 1 hour to Kyoto by JR Kobe line without transfer.

APA Hotel Kobe Sannomiya
Website: APA Kobe Sannomiya

Address: 5-2-14, Gokoudori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo,
Phone: +81-782-72-2111
It takes about 5 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East Exit, and 3 minutes by walk from Hanshin Line "Kobe Sannomiya Station" A 24 Exit.

Daiwa Roy Net Hotel Kobe Sannomiya 
Daiwa Roynet Kobe Sannomiya
Address: 1-6 5, Gokodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-78-291-4055
It takes about 7 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East exit.

Kobe Sannomiya Tokyu REI Hotel
Kobe Sannomiya Tokyu REI
Address: 6-1-5, Kumoidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-78-291-0109
It takes 2 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station East exit

Hotel Monterey Kobe
Hotel Monterey Kobe

Address: 2-11-13 Shioyamate Dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: +81-783-92-7111
From Subway Sannomiya Station, the hotel is about 1 minute on foot from West Exit 3. It takes 6 minutes by walk from JR Sannomiya Station West exit. The Hotel is conveniently located to the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan.

APA Hotel Kobe Sannomiya Ekimae 
Website: APA Kobe Sannomiya Ekimae
Address: 2-11-26 Shimoyamatedori Chuou-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Phone: 0783-34-7411 
APA hotels have many locations even in one city, so there are hotels with similar names so please check in advance not to go to one in a different location. The Hotel is conveniently located to the Kobe Kitano Ijinkan.

Umeda Area (near Osaka Station)

If you arrive at Shin-Osaka Station by Shinkansen line, stay in the Umeda area is a good option. If you go to JR Osaka Station from Shin-Osaka Station by JR Kobe Line, it is Umeda area. From Osaka Umeda Station to Koshien Station, it takes about 15 minutes by Hanshin Main Line.

Hotel ibis Osaka Umeda
Address: 1-5, Komatsubaracho, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Phone: +81-6-6363-0332
It's about 5 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station. Ibis Hotel is an economy class hotel operated by a large hotel chain called Accor Hotels.

InterContinental Hotel Osaka
InterContinental Osaka
Address: 3-60 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka,
+81 (0)6 6374 5700
It's about 5 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station. We all know the InterContinental Hotel and it is the highest ranked hotel.

Hilton Osaka
Hilton Osaka
Address: 1-8-8, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka
Phone: +81-6-6347-7111
Great location. It is just 2 minutes' walk from JR Osaka Station.

Hotel Granvia Osaka
Website: Hotel Granvia Osaka
Address: 3-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka,
Phone: +81-6-6344-1235
This is a high-class hotel directly connected to JR Osaka Station. Reception is located on the 19th floor. If you don't have much time in Osaka, it is very convenient to stay at a hotel directly connected to the station.

Hotel new HANKYU Osaka
Website: Hotel new HANKYU Osaka
Address: 1-1-35 Shibata,Kita-ku,Osaka, Osaka,
Phone: +81-6-6372-5101
This hotel is directly connected to Hankyu "Osaka-Umeda Station" and Osaka Subway Midosuji Line "Umeda Station". If you don't have much time in Osaka, it is very convenient to stay at a hotel directly connected to the station.


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