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Observation Platforms of the Steel Tower Beauty

If you come to the Port of Kobe, you will visit the Steel Tower Beauty. The building was constructed of red steel in 1963. It has a height of 108 meters. The tower looks very beautiful at night thanks to the led lighting. There are several viewing platforms in it. One of them is located on the 1st floor in the annex. Some sections of its floor are made of tempered glass. They become transparent if you stand next to them. You will enjoy a magnificent view of the city from a height of 75 meters, which is located right under your feet.
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You will find a second observation deck on the 3rd floor. You will go up the stairs. There's a coffee shop here. It rotates and makes a complete turn in 20 minutes. But the most interesting observation deck is located on the 5th floor. It is open to the public from 9 am to 6 pm. You will buy a ticket on the 1st floor. You will climb to a height of 98 meters by elevator or by a steep and narrow staircase to reach it. You will enjoy the panorama of Kobe while sitting on a comfortable sofa there.

Observation Platform on the Administration Building

If you don't know where to start your acquaintance with Kobe, you can take the high-speed elevator to reach the 24th floor of the administration building for free. There is a viewing platform with stands where photos and stories about interesting Kobe houses are presented. You will see the sea and the nearest areas of the city while standing on it. This will help you navigate which place to visit next time. Copyright
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Ride the Funicular in the Kitano-Cho Quarter

You will walk through the narrow streets of the Kitano-Cho quarter in Kobe. You will view houses built of brick and wood. You can also ride the funicular, which is located at the upper point of the quarter. It is open daily except on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. If you get into a trailer at Shin-Kobe station, you will reach the Nunobiki nature park. You will enjoy amazing views of the bay and city attractions during your trip.
Port of Kobe

Travel to Mount Rocco by Cable Car

There is a Mount Rokko near Kobe. The Tenrandai observation platform is located at an altitude of 993 meters there. You will enjoy panoramic views of Kobe, look at Kansai International Airport, and see the Osaka plain in clear weather from there. You can reach the mountain top by road on foot, by car or by bicycle. However, such a journey is quite long and tedious.
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Therefore, you should use the cable car. It stretches for 1.7 kilometers from Sita station to Rokko Sanjo station, next to which the observation platform is located. The height difference between them is almost 495 meters. You will pay 570 yen for a one-way ticket. A round trip costs 1 thousand yen. The trip lasts for only 10 minutes. You will see the beauty of the local landscape during this time. It is better to climb Rocco before sunset and stay on it until dark to admire the city lights.
Vistas desde el puerto de Kobe

Ferris Wheel near the Mosaic Shopping Center

If you walk along the Kobe waterfront, you can visit the amusement park. It is located near the Mosaic shopping center. There are all sorts of rides and a big Ferris wheel there. You will pay 260 yen to ride it. You will be able to view the city and its surroundings from a height. The most beautiful landscape will open in front of you when it gets dark. The port of Kobe will light up with many lights at this time.
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Active Leisure on the Sea Coast

If you want to spend an active time on the sea coast, you should choose one of the beaches located in the vicinity of Kobe. You will find something to do there. You will be able to conquer the wave standing on a board with a special kite or a sail, swim with a mask, snorkel, and flippers, as well as ride a yacht, water ski or Jet Ski.
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Survived castles around Kobe
♥   Castle 'Amagasaki Castle' Amagasaki, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Itami Castle' Itami, 25.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kishiwada Castle' Kishiwada, 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Osaka Castle' Osaka, 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sasayama Castle' Sasayama, 43.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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