Kobe City


Kobe: A modern, stylish and fashionable city.

Surround by the bountiful nature of Mt. Rokko and a bustling waterfront, Kobe is a cosmopolitan city set in a beautiful surrounding. Since the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, Kobe has developed its own unique lifestyle and culture by embracing other foreign cultures.

Kobe has much to offer—including Ikuta Shrine, whose origin was found in the Nihon Shoki (the second-oldest book of Japanese history written in 8C); Arima hot spring famously favored by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, one of the most prominent warlords during the Sengoku-period (16C); and Nada Gogo the best-renowned-sake-producing district in Japan, to name but a few.

In 1995, Kobe and the surrounding area were struck by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Our experiences of devastating disaster and recovery achieved by each citizen’s cooperation are reminded in our everyday life.


Feel KOBE (Official Kobe Travel Guide)