Sightseeing in Hyogo

Gaze at the "Kobe Port Tower", the Red Symbol decorating the night view of Kobe Meriken Park!

In Kobe area surrounded by nature, the red color of the Kobe Port Tower stands out from green color of mountains and blue color of ocean. The tower is a symbol of Kobe port, shining especially bright at night as it is night illumination of Kobe Meriken park. Our favorite view is that which can be seen from the Kobe Harborland and that night view fully represents Kobe.

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Kobe Port Tower are the observatory floors, and if the weather is good, you will be able to see a grand 360 degree panoramic view consisting of Osaka in the East, Awaji island in the West, Kansai Airport in the South and Rokko mountain in the North.

Looking out the view from the tower during the day, and looking at the tower itself from outside during the evening is a recommended way of enjoying this fantastic Kobe monument. Please try the both.

Table of Contents for this Article

1,Basic Information about Kobe Port Tower
2,Useful Information about Kobe Port Tower
3,Floor Guide of Kobe Port Tower
4,Photos of the Night View of Kobe Port Tower
5,Access Information to Kobe Port Tower

1,Basic Information about Kobe Port Tower

the view looking up from the bottom go the Kobe Port Tower

Name: Kobe Port Tower
Name in English: KOBE PORT TOWER
Prefecture: Hyogo prefecture
Area: Kobe city (Harbourland area)
Address: 5-5 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Telephone Number: 078-391-6751
Closed day: Open year round

March~November/9:00~21:00 ※Final Entry 20:30
December~February /9:00~19:00 ※Final Entry 18:30

Adults(High school students or above)/ ¥700
Children(Elementary ・Middle school )/¥300
※Free for Infants (up to 2 infants for one guardian)

Parking: Available (with toll)
Official Website:http://www.kobe-meriken.or.jp/port-tower/index.html

2,Useful Information about Kobe Port Tower

Less than 10 minute walk from the station:◯
Credit cards: Not accepted
Accompanied by: Friends/ Family/ Date/ Alone
Staff who can speak foreign languages: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Estimated visiting time: 1 hour ~

3,Floor Guide of Kobe Port Tower

Here is a floor guide of the Kobe Port Tower and its facilities.

1st Floor: Box Office and Shop

On the first floor of the tower, there is a box office that sells tickets to enter the observatory and a shop that sells imported goods.

2nd Floor: Elevator, Restaurant, Souvenir Shop

On the second floor, there is the "Meriken Shokudo" restaurant (Meriken Dining Hall), where you can enjoy Western cuisine.

Hours of Meriken Shokudo:
Weekdays/11:00 〜15:00

There is also a gift shop called "Kobe Selection", which sells goods and souvenir.

3rd Floor: Cafe and Observatory

On the third floor, there is a cafe with a panoramic view of the area. You will be surprised to find out that the floor of the cafe starts to move after a certain period of time! This interesting cafe is worth while trying.

Hours of the 3rd floor cafe:
10:30~20:00 ※Last order 19:40

4th and 5th Floors: Observatory and Shops

The fourth floor of the tower is comprised of the observatory and souvenir shop "Bell House". The fifth floor is the highest level of the observatory and offers a magnificent view of the mountains in the North, Kobe's Streets in the East and West, and the ocean in the South.

4,Photos of the Night View of Kobe Port Tower

Here are pictures of beautiful Kobe Port Tower

Night view of Kobe Port Tower from Harborland

Night view of Kobe Port Tower

The night view of the red tower from the Harbourland is fantastic.

the view of Kobe Port Tower from the sky

A bird's eye view of Kobe Port Tower. The contrast of the tower and the ferris wheel in the evening is great.

Kobe Port Tower in the daytime

Kobe Port Tower

The symbolic red color of Kobe Port Tower stands out and looks brightly against the blue of ocean and green of mountain around it in the daytime. When it is sunny, the red tower against the blue sky is a pleasant sight to those looking up at the tower from the ground.

5,Access Information to Kobe Port Tower

Address: 5-5 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Telephone Number: 078-391-6751

(by Train)
15 minute walk from the JR Line・Hanshin train "Motomachi" station
15 minute walk from the Hankyu Sanyo Railway "Kosokukadan" station
20 minutes walk from Kobe subway line "Kenchomae" station
5 minutes walk from the Kobe subway line "Minamomotomachi" station

※Information about the Kobe subway:http://www.city.kobe.lg.jp/life/access/transport/subway/index.html
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