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Kobe City

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Explore Kobe City in Japan: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

March 12, 2024

Where is Kobe?

Positioned as a major cosmopolitan city, Kobe is strategically connected to various destinations across Japan. Accessible by both aeroplane and bullet train, Kobe Airport offers convenient links to 12 major cities, including a short twenty-minute train ride to the city centre. The Shinkansen rail network seamlessly connects Shin-Kobe station to prominent cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima.

Let’s explore Kobe City in Japan with Links Travel and Tours!


Kobe stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of history and modern culture. As a thriving gateway to the world since 1868, its waterfront area boasts cutting-edge facilities, while historical districts like Kyukyoryuchi, Kitano, and Nankinmachi showcase Kobe’s rich past. The city invites exploration, offering a perfect blend of historical charm and contemporary vibrancy.


Beyond its urban hustle, Kobe embraces nature within arm’s reach. Mt. Rokko provides a picturesque backdrop, while Suma Beach offers serene white sand and green pine trees. The Ogo region presents a traditional landscape, providing a peaceful countryside escape – all within 30 minutes of the city centre.

Top Attractions

  1. Aquarium-ART:
  • Location: 7-2 Shinkocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0041
  • Explore the enchanting underwater world showcasing marine life from diverse ecosystems.
  • Admission Rates:
  • Adults (middle school and older): £17
  • Child (elementary school): £10
  • Infant (3 or older): £6
  • Operating Hours: 10:00-20:00 (Final Admission 19:00)
  • Easily accessible by boarding a Port Loop bus or a bus bound for Port Island at SHINKIBUS Sannomiya Ekimae, and alighting at Shinkocho bus stop.


  1. ORJI Arima Onsen & Geisha:
  • Location: Arima-cho Kita-ku, Kobe
  • Discover Japan’s oldest hot spring, Arima Onsen, just a 30-minute train ride from Kobe.
  • Mesmerising performances by Geisha, traditional female entertainers, offering singing, dancing, and shamisen.
  • Experience relaxation with stays in over 20 establishments featuring private hot spring baths.
  • Culinary delight with exquisite kaiseki cuisine boasting 6 to 15 dishes.
  • Easily accessible by train to Arima Onsen station.

As you navigate through Kobe’s dynamic urban landscape, embrace the seamless blend of historical treasures and modern delights. Explore natural wonders, indulge in captivating attractions, and savour the unique offerings that Kobe unfolds. Trust Links Travel and Tours to curate a bespoke journey, ensuring your visit to Kobe becomes a memorable chapter in your travel narrative. For personalised sojourns or if you want to explore Kobe City in Japan, contact us at or check out the complete list of our Japan tours – your gateway to cultural odysseys.

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