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Kobe Port Tower
Kobe Port Tower is the landmark tower of Kobe. It has a unique shape like a Japanese musical instrument “wadaiko” (Japanese drum) and the beautiful appearance gained a nickname “Steel Tower Beauty”. 7040 LED lights illuminate the tower to add colors to the night in Kobe. The magnificent panoramic view from the observation platform is one of the best sightseeing spots in Kobe.
- 5-5 Hatoba-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- Walk 15 minutes from JR Motomachi station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-21:00 (from December to February -19:00, last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
- High school student and over 700 yen, elementary school & junior high school student 300 yen
- Other Information
- Wi-Fi available
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Magnificent View of the City of Kobe from the Observation Platform
The 108-meter-high observation platform of Kobe Port Tower has a spectacular view. Although the night view of Kobe is known as one of the Three Night Views of Japan, the view of Kobe is also great in the morning or in the daytime. Enjoy a superb panoramic view from the observation platform.
Transparent Floor of “the Sky Walk”
The first floor of a five-floor observation platform has an area called “the sky walk” where you can walk on a transparent floor at a height of 75 meters. The floor becomes transparent when you get near. The transparent floor shows everything beneath it and makes you feel as if you are walking in the sky.
Observatory Cafe: Rotating Tea Room
There is a rare kind of tearoom that slowly rotates 360 degrees in 20 minutes on the 3rd floor. You can have a drink and cakes while enjoying a complete 360-degree view of Kobe.
Symbol of the Port of Kobe
The unique structure and the shape of the Kobe Port Tower as well as its 40 kinds of superb illuminations add colors to the port of Kobe. It was awarded the Prizes of Architectural Institute of Japan and Good Lighting Award by the Illumination Engineering Institute of Japan. It was designated as a registered tangible cultural property of Japan in 2014. The illumination that changes with the season and for events offers a must-see scenery.