Kobe Japan Travel Guide — NomadTreneur

Author Adidas Wilson
3 min readJul 7, 2023

Kobe, a city of historical charm and modern luxury nestled between mountains and the sea, is a hidden gem in Japan’s Kansai region. With its diverse culture, rich history, and stunning natural beauty, Kobe is a destination that offers a unique experience for every traveler.

Getting There

Kobe is easily accessible from any part of Japan due to the extensive network of Shinkansen (bullet trains). It’s a half-hour ride from Osaka, or a quick 15-minute trip from the historical city of Kyoto, making it an excellent day trip option or a standalone destination. You can also fly into Kansai International Airport (KIX) and take a direct limousine bus or train to Kobe.

Historical Highlights

Start your journey with a visit to the Kobe City Museum to immerse yourself in the rich history of Kobe. Housed in a historic former bank building, the museum displays a collection of archaeological artifacts, historical documents, and artwork from different periods of Japanese history.

Ikuta Shrine, a Shinto shrine dating back to the 3rd century, is another must-visit historical site. Surrounded by modern buildings, it stands as a symbol of Kobe’s resilience and commitment to preserving its history amidst rapid urbanization.

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Author Adidas Wilson

Adidas Wilson was born in Chicago, surviving a near death experience driving off a bridge in an 18 wheeler and getting hit by a train. Author and Motivator