Kobe Port Tower

ENGLISH

No.1

What is Kobe Port Tower?

Overlooking the beautiful city of Kobe from 5 observation floors and 3 specialty floors

ABOUT PORT TOWER

“The Landmark Tower of the Port City of Kobe”

From the top floor, visitors can see both the harbor and the cityscape in a large panorama
with the Rokko mountains along the horizon.
Enjoy the spectacular view—from the sea and blue sky during the day to the glittering nightscape.
All four directions feature a panel and audio landscape guide,
the tables are accented with heart-shaped downlights,
and the ceiling offers a romantic reproduction of the season’s starry night sky.

No.1

Observation Deck

360° expansive panorama, from the sea and blue sky to a glittering night scene

From the top floor, visitors can see both the harbor and the cityscape in a large panorama
with the Rokko mountains along the horizon.
Enjoy the spectacular view—from the sea and blue sky during the day to the glittering nightscape.
All four directions feature a panel and audio landscape guide,
the tables are accented with heart-shaped downlights,
and the ceiling offers a romantic reproduction of the season’s starry night sky.

NORTH VIEW
NORTH VIEW
To the north, the skyline of Kobe can be seen stretching out over the foothills of Mt. Rokko. Also visible are the Western-style buildings of Kitano and the bustling centers of Sannomiya and Motomachi. This view offers a picturesque view overlooking the exotic port city of Kobe.
EAST VIEW
EAST VIEW
As a port city, Kobe prides itself in its waterfront, particularly Meriken Park. Just past this lies Kobe Port Terminal, where foreign cruise ships can be found at dock, and the landscape of Port Island and Rokko Island.
WEST VIEW
WEST VIEW
Look out upon where the city meets the harbor. Here you can find the Chuo Terminal on Naka-Pier, where sightseeing boats arrive and depart regularly, and the ocean-view cathedral of the Notre Dame Kobe, a popular location for weddings. To the north stretches Mt. Hachibuse, and in the distance lies Awaji Island.
SOUTH VIEW
SOUTH VIEW
The view south features Harborland, Mosaic, and the recently renovated Ferris wheel offering a variety of illumination creations. Look down over Naka-Pier, bustling with large passenger ships and other vessels, or out to Kobe Airport and Port Island.
No.3

Tower Hours

Period Open
Use period Mar-Nov 9:00 to 21:00 (admittance until 20:30 p.m.)
Dec-Feb 9:00 to 19:00 (admittance until 18:30 p.m.)
Closed 7 days a week
No.4

Admission

General Admission Fees

  Adults Children
Port Tower 700yen 300yen
Kobe Maritime Museum 600yen 250yen
Multi-use ticket 1,000yen 400yen

General Admission Fees for Groups

  Groups of 15 or more Groups of 50 or more
Port Tower Adult 600yen 550yen
Child 220yen 200yen
Kobe Maritime Museum Adult 550yen 500yen
Child 220yen 200yen
Multi-use ticket Adult 900yen 800yen
Child 350yen 300yen
No.5

Access Map

5-5 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042

From Kansai International Airport
Take the limousine bus from Kansai International Airport to Sannomiya (65 min.), then a train from JR/Hanshin Sannomiya Station to Motomachi Station. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the station.
From Shinkansen lines
From Shin-Kobe Station, ride the Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line to Sannomiya Station, change to JR/Hanshin line to Motomachi Station. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the station.
From JR/Hanshin lines
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Motomachi Station.
From Hankyu lines
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Hanakuma Station .
From Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line
The museum is a 20-minute walk from Kenchōmae Station.
From Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line
The museum is a 5-minute walk from Minatomotomachi Station.