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Sightseeing in Kobe - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kobe is an ancient port city, an international center of trading and a large industrial region. Nowadays on the territory of this city work several factories operating in such areas as chemical and military industries. In many aspects Kobe is an important city that pays a great rope in overall prosperity of the country. The city was founded in the beginning of the 8th century. At that time it was decorated by numerous ancient buildings and historical sights. Due to a disastrous earthquake in 1995 a large part of these buildings were destroyed. The economy of Kobe suffered major loss at that time. Over 5 thousands of people died in that catastrophe. With the help of the local people the city has been rebuilt simply from ruins and now almost nothing reminds of that tragic event.
Art Museum is one of the main sights of Kobe. The museum holds a collection of ancient pictures as well as works of modern masters. Minotaur Tomb is one of few ancient sights that have managed to survive. This is quite an interesting architectural complex that is worth visiting. The largest garden of Kobe is called Sorakoen. Here you can make a walk on shadowy valleys and enjoy magnificent fountains. Suma Temple is located not far away from the park. This is one of the most important religious sights of Kobe.
Shopping lovers should not forget to visit Yamato street. Here you will find numerous trading pavilions devoted to different themes and traditional Japanese restaurants. You can view the panorama of the city and its coastal line from the observation area of the port tower. Each day three thousands of tourists visit this area to enjoy the magnificent look of the port and city’s quarters. Kobe is home to one more international sight – Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. This is the largest pendant bridge in the world that connects Kobe with Awaji Islands. Copyright
Kobe has several dozen shopping centers, and Kobe Harborland umie is among the most visited ones. It is located near the port area and is distinguished by an original design. Here it will be … Open
One of the most interesting regions of Kobe for walking is the port. Here is located a unique monument of architecture - the Hyperboloid Tower. It was built in 1968 specifically for tourists. The top of this beautiful tower is all set with an observation deck. Its visitors can admire the panorama of the city from a height of 108 meters. Every day, this viewing platform is visited by about 3,000 people.
kobe The Rocco Mountains are very popular among nature lovers. They are relatively low, but very beautiful. At the beginning of the 20th century, equipping of places for country rest began. In the foothill area, many beautiful villas were built. Also, golf courses are located here. In the foothill area, there are several farms where guests are always welcome. Here, you can make many interesting hikes or ride horses.
Kobe is famous for its first-class entertainment centers and picturesque parks, which is why the picturesque town is often chosen for recreation by tourists with children. One of the largest … Open
In Kobe, there is a colorful Chinatown which attracts tourists with a variety of interesting souvenir shops and cheap Chinese restaurants. One of the most unusual parks in the city which adorns 12 statues of animals - symbols of the Chinese calendar, is located here.
In the city and its environs, there are several interesting factories for the production of sake, on which interesting excursions are also conducted. The Hamafukutsuru Ginjo Kobo factory is very interesting. Visitors can stroll through the shops of the factory, try the best varieties of drinks produced here, and buy gift sets of sake for loved ones at a local store.
Kobe is the birthplace of the world famous delicacy - marbled beef. This type of meat is the most expensive in the world, and you can try it only here. It is prohibited to export this meat … Open
Fans of historical sites are invited to visit the Sanctuary of Kitano Tenman-Jinja. It was moved to the city in the late 19th century. This temple was built more than 250 years ago. Presently, it is a permanent venue for interesting festivals and religious holidays, in which absolutely everyone can participate.
Kobe is famous for its jewelry shops. In the city, one of the best jewelry in the world is made with pearls. For those who did not expect to buy new jewelry during the holiday, it is worth visiting the Center Tasaki Pearl Plaza. Many tourists visit it like a museum. In this center stylish products from well-known manufacturers are presented. The exhibition center stores unique antique ornaments that were once made for nobles. Some of the presented products can be bought, but only the wealthiest travelers can afford it.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kobe and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kobe
♥   Shopping area ' Harborland' Kobe, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Sannomiya' Kobe, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kobe
♥   Castle 'Akashi Castle' Akashi, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kobe
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Ina gawa keikoku' , 31.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Hashikura' , 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Yata' , 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Chikuho' , 46.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Prefectural Natural Park 'Taki renzan' , 47.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Kobe from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Osaka Board Game Park

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
Thus, the park is made entirely of environmentally friendly materials, so it’s very popular among families with children. This theme park is also used for its intended purpose. Locals come here to play board games and enjoy the picturesque canals. … Read further

Pearl Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
The weight of the bridge is about 160,000 tons. To ensure maximum safety, the incredibly solid steel jam was used. The unique bridge with the romantic name can withstand the wind with speed of up to 80 m / s, as well as the earthquake with magnitude of up to 8.5 degrees. Despite all the above-mentioned peculiarities, the bridge looks very light and fine. The realization of the project cost about 5 billion US dollars. At the moment the trip over the bridge is subject to a fee and costs about 20 dollars. … Read further
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Thailand Relaxes Its COVID-19 Policy

New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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