Sightseeing in Hyogo

PORT ISLAND ”SHIOSAI PARK” is a highly recommended secret place for the beautiful night scenery of Kobe! Here is the introduction of the popular park also very popular for watching the "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS" in the summer!

Night view from PORT ISLAND

Night view from PORT ISLAND
One of the most famous must-see things in Kobe is the "night scenery" whether you are visiting Kobe for sightseeing or for dating.

In Kobe, there are many beautiful night view spots starting from the grand panoramic view of "KOBE ROKKOSAN" which is one of the "Japan Night View Best 100," Venus Bridge," a popular dating spot which is located close to Kobe city, "Kobe City Hall Observation Platform" where you can view the city from above, a cruise ship "CONCERTO," which you can observe the night view from the sea, and many other popular spots for night scenery viewing.

The spots introduced in the tourist guidebooks are very nice, but, here we introduce a "secret spot" which is less known.


This park is located by the sea in the west side of Port Island, next to a University and it is maintained very well. The length of the park is about 1km from south to north, many people take walks along the bay enjoying the beautiful night view and others just sit and comfortably enjoy the view.

Among the many places in Port Island, a must-see thing is the extraordinary view from "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)."

You can see many famous night view landmarks such as the symbol of Kobe "Harborland night view," "Meriken Park night view," and "Kobe City Emblem shining on Rokkosan." From this location, all of these special landmarks can be observed in one panoramic scenery and you will be able to capture the whole view in your camera.

Local residents of Port Island are taking walks and jogging but the park is not crowded and peaceful, we highly recommend this place for viewing the beautiful night view of Kobe.

If you are looking for a perfect dating spot, please check this place out.

Below are the details of "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)".


1,Basic and useful information of PORT ISLAND ”SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK”
2,A secret spot for night view in Kobe! "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" which is popular as a romantic dating spot!
3,Kobe's summer tradition! An amazing view spot for "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS
4,Google street view of PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)"
5,Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept
7,Recommended Information around PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)"

1,Basic and useful information of PORT ISLAND ”SHIOSAI PARK”

Basic information


Name: Port Island "Shiosai Koen" /(Port Island Nishi Koen)
Prefecture: Hyogo
Area: Kobe city area (Port Island area)
Tel: n/a
Closed days: none
Postal code: 650-0045
Address: 1 Minatojima, Chuo-u, Kobe city, Hyogo
Admission fee: Free
Parking: n/a ※Coin-operated parking spaces available in the area.
Official site: n/a

Useful information

Less than 10 minutes' walk from the nearest station:◯
Credit card: ー
Purpose: Friends/Date/Family/Alone
Foreign language speaking staff:ー
Free Wi-Fi: n/a
Average time of staying: about 30 minutes 〜1 hour
Other useful information:

・PORT ISLAND ”SHIOSAI PARK” is a very well maintained park and restrooms are available.
・From the park, a beautiful night scenery of Haborland can be viewed very well.
・Highly recommended spot for the "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS" event in the summer.
(※Please note that the park will be very crowded for this event. There will be special event parking lots available, but traffic will be very heavy. )

2,A secret spot for night view in Kobe! "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" which is popular as a romantic dating spot!

PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" is starting to be known as a secret spot for viewing night scenery of Kobe. Here, we would like to introduce the details of this location where we can observe the wonderful view.


The special treat of the night view from Port Island is the panoramic view of many famous landscapes, such as the symbol of Kobe Harbor "MOSAIC" of Harborland, "Large Ferris Wheel," "Kobe Port Tower" of Meriken Park, and Kobe Oriental Hotel and many more.

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The view is very beautiful that you may forget the passage of time.

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Once you see it, you would want to see it again and again. You will come to love Kobe where it produces such wonderful location.

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The scenery of Meriken Park.


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The night view is not the only recommendation.
"SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" is located on the west side of Port Island, we can observe beautiful sunsets.

The Kobe city view, the Harbor view, and sunset, all together, make a wonderful combination.

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As you can see, "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" is located on the west side of Port Island and it is spread from north to south for an amazing length of about 1km!


For your information, the view during the daytime is as seen here. Blue sky, green Rokko mountain, and Kobe city and Ocean, there are beautiful color gradation, it is very refreshing and pleasant, very different beauty from the night view.

As you can see, "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" has beautiful sceneries to offer all day - of course at night, during the sunset hours, and during the daytime, as well. We highly recommend this special spot for you to enjoy.

To make this place more wonderful is that the place is not crowded and you can relax and enjoy and spend as much time as you like. That is why we call this a secret spot in Kobe!

3,Kobe's summer tradition! An amazing view spot for "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS"

Throughout the year, there is only one day that Port Island gets very crowded with many people. That is the day of "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS".

Why does it get so crowded?

That is because Port Island is one of the best places to view the fireworks. Especially the view from "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" is very popular because we can view not only the fireworks but also the beautiful night view of Kobe! Two amazing views in a set!

Here are the details of "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS".






As you can see from the photos above, it is a perfect location to enjoy both "fireworks" and "night view of Kobe."

Because of this wonderful location, many people come "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" on the day of "MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS", and the area becomes very lively.

Viewing from "Harborland" and "near the harbor," which is near the firework launching spot, will be very exciting, but for your next time, the panoramic viewing from "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" would be another great option.


"2016 MINATO KOBE MARINE FIREWORKS" was held on Saturday, August 6th, 2016.
The date for 2017 has not been announced yet.

Date/time:August 2017 ※The date to be announced soon.
     approx. 19:30 〜 20:30
     ※Cancelled if bad weather
Official site:https://kobehanabi.jp

4,Google street view of PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)"

This link of "Google street view" shows "SHIOSAI PARK" that is located on the west side of PORT ISLAND, spreading about 1 km along the bay.

It is a daytime view, but in the evenings, you can see the beautiful night view of the Harborland!

5,Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.


Among the Kobe sightseeing highlights, one of the most popular is the "night view of Kobe."

In Kobe, Grand panoramic view of Kobe city from "Kobe Rokkozan," selected one of "Japan Night View Best 100," 、"Venus Bridge" where you can view over closely located Kobe city and Kobe Harbor,Night view of Central Sannomiya from "Kobe City Hall Observation Platform," and The cruise ship "CONCERTO," which you can view the night scenery of Kobe city from the sea There are various popular spots to enjoy the night views.

Among these many places, KOBE PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)" is a less known, secret place for Kobe night viewing!

Because of its location, there are local residents enjoying walking and jogging, and also, there is a university right next to the park, it is a well-mainteined beautiful park by the sea.

The view from this park is as introduced above, There are "MOSAIC GRAND FERRIS WHEEL" in the "Harborland," a symbol of Kobe Harbor, a large commercial facility "MOSAIC", KOBE PORT TOWER in "Meriken Park,"and Kobe city emblem lit up on Rokkosan. All of these beautiful landmarks in one view!

As a dating spot, it is a very clean park, and with the perfect location for night view, a relaxing and wonderful time is promised at this place.

We highly recommend that you visit place if you would like to enjoy the night view of Kobe fully in a secret location.


Postal code: 650-0045
Address: 1 Minatojima, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo
Tel: n/a

・Kobe Shin-Kotsu Portliner "Naka Koen" station: within 10 minutes' walk

Please see here for Portliner access information.

7,Recommended Information around PORT ISLAND "SHIOSAI PARK (WEST PARK)"

【Article related to Sightseeing】

Let's enjoy the night view of Kobe Harbor from "MOSAIC's Grand Ferris Wheel"!

Introducing the cruise ship "CONCERTO" that offers amazing night view of Kobe from the sea, an exclusive full-course dinner and more!

KOBE ROKKOSAN is selected as one of the "Japan Night View Best 100"! An invitation to "ROKKO GARDEN TERRACE" to see the panoramic amazing view!

A red symbol of Kobe Harbor "KOBE PORT TOWER" beautifully brightens up the night view of KOBE MERIKEN PARK!

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