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KOBE ITINERARY 3

An elegant journey in Harborland

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Island Center
    Walking

    Kobe Fashion Museum

    Japan’s only public museum dedicated to all aspects of fashion
    This was Japan’s first public museum dedicated to the subject of fashion, opened in 1997.
    The collection spans from rococo styles to contemporary wear. There is also a special exhibit held from time to time that showcases various artwork.

    The collection includes a library with 40,000 pieces of printed matter, including international fashion magazines; admission is free of charge. There is also a materials and textile room featuring, among other things marine collections suited to Kobe’s maritime feel; this space requires a reservation to use.
    Address2-9-1 Koyochonaka, Higashinada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
    Walking
    RIC fureaikaikan mae bus stop
    Bus
    Mikagehoncho 5-chome bus stop
    Walking

    Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan

    Kobe Shu-Shin-Kan, which was founded in the first year of the Horeki period (1751), has maintained the name of Fukuju and its reputation as a brewery specializing in handmade sake for thirty generations.
    Here, you can enjoy delicious sake, food, and of course shopping, but you can also observe the brewery, where you can see what happens behind the scenes of sake brewing.
    Address1-8-17 Mikagetsukamachi, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
    Walking
    Mikagehoncho 5-chome bus stop
    Bus
    Kobe Fashion Mart mae bus stop
    Walking
    Dinner in Island Center
    Walking
    Hotel in Island Center
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Island Center
    TAXI
    Lunch in Iryo Center Station
    Walking

    Kobe Animal Kingdom

    The Kobe Animal Kingdom is 15 minutes from Sannomiya using the Port Liner. The space is a zoological garden located on Port Island.
    There is a glass-housed greenhouse area where fresh flowers bloom, and you can see cute capybara and other animals up close there.
    The spacious outdoor zone lets you take a thrilling camel journey and feed penguins, among other fun activities.
    There is also a wide complement of animal performances, and a lovely bird show atop a water lily pond. The birds are so adept with their keen flying skills!

    The various exhibit spaces reproduce the natural habitat of the animals and are free of fences or cages, so you can see them up close.
    The park is open in all weather, even when it’s raining. Take a step into the extraordinary and let the animals heal you with their charm.
    Address7-1-9 Minatojima Minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
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    "The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution Nagisa Park"

    The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution conveys the lessons of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake to the next generation and promotes disaster preparedness.
    The 1.17 Theater on the fourth floor of the west building uses special effects and computer graphics to replicate the moment the earthquake struck.
    The large visuals and sound convey the sheer terror associated with an earthquake of that scale.
    The facility also pursues leading international research on disaster preparedness and promotes effective countermeasures.
    Address1-5-2 Wakinohama Kaigandori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
    Walking
    Onsen in Kobe
    TAXI
    Hotel in Island Center
  • Day 3

    Hotel in Island Center
    TAXI

    Tenjin Sengen (Source Spring)

    "Arima Onsen is said to have been discovered by Onamuchi and Sukunahiko no Mikoto in mythic times. It is located just thirty minutes from Kobe by train, yet you’ll find yourself setting foot into another world where ""gold"" and ""silver"" springs bubble up.
    This onsen is one of Japan’s three famous ancient springs and was a favorite of Hideyoshi Toyotomi and visited by many other historical figures. During the Edo period, it took the highest spot on the ranked list of hot springs.
    At Arima Onsen, two kinds of spring water bubble up: the reddish brown “gold spring” and the colorless, clear “silver spring.” For two different kinds of spring water to well up from a single onsen is exceedingly rare, and these waters contain seven of the nine main components specified for medicinal spring water.
    During the spring, you can enjoy the lovely scenery of kobus magnolias blooming on the mountains and a “tunnel” of flowers created by magnificent roadside cherry trees and weeping cherries. In summer, the sal trees bloom and fireflies flit around. Autumn brings maples wreathed in deep red, and in winter, though the area is blanketed in snow, the steam of the hot springs will warm you up.
    Another distinctive amusement in Arima Onsen is being able to eat your fill of its sophisticated cuisine.
    We hope you’ll enjoy the appeals of Arima Onsen’s natural beauty, history, and culture."
    AddressArima-cho, Kita Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
    Walking
    Lunch in Kobe
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    Mt. Rokko

    Mount Rokko is easily accessible from Arima Onsen, Osaka, and the Kobe city center and is very popular as a destination.
    You can look out at the night view of Osaka Bay from the Rokko Garden Terrace.
    The starry sky over Mt. Rokko is described as being a “ten million dollar view.”
    Not only is the view excellent, but this area is noted for its rich natural scenery throughout the year and the quick access to food and shopping.
    AddressKobe-shi, Ashiya-shi, Nishinomiya-shi, Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Prefecture
    TAXI
    Kobe Station

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