Kobe Cruise Port is part of the Port of Kobe or “Harbor of the attractive sceneries.” It is located at the stunning Rokko Mountains’ root and looking at Park Way. Kobe Cruise Port welcomes the visitors with outstanding views and a lot of city tours possibilities. Kobe is the on the Honshu southern side and it is the Hyōgo Prefecture capital. It is the sixth-largest Japanese city and it is part of the Kansai region. Kobe Cruise Port is in the cruise ship schedule all year-round.
Kobe is also the cruise port for Osaka (the Osaka Prefecture's capital city, located some 30 km / 19 ml east of Kobe) and the cruise port to Kyoto (northeast of Kobe).
- The city of Kobe is Japan's 6th largest (population around 1,5 million) and the Hyogo Prefecture's capital. The city is located on the Honshu Island's southern coast and on the Osaka Bay's north shore. Kobe is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area - together with Kyoto and Osaka.
- The city of Osaka (population around 1,2 million) is located at the Yodo River's mouth (Osaka Bay). This is a merchant port city famous for its food and sake (made with fresh water from the mountains). The Osaka's food popularity is due to high quality ingredients and the huge number of merchants.
- The city of Kyoto (population around 1,5 million) was the Japan's Imperial capital in the period 794-1868. The city is the Kyoto Prefecture's capital and the major component of the Keihanshin metropolitan area.
- Keihanshin metropolitan area (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe) has a combined population of over 19 million, ranking it the Japan's 2nd largest (after Tokyo - world's largest, population of around 37 million) and one of the world's biggest (following after NYC - over 20 million).
Highlights: City, Inland Sea, Kyoto, Nara
Kobe cruise terminal
The first Kobe cruise port terminal was renovated in January 2006. It has C.I.Q. Facilities. It also offers Immigration and Customs. Naka Pier Cruise Terminal serves medium sized cruise ships. The boarding bridge provides the disabled with easy access. Kobe cruise port terminal is located in the waterfront area’s center and there are shopping and entertainment complex in adjacent.
Kobe Port Cruise Terminals
The second Kobe cruise port terminal has some of the largest facilities in Western Japan. On the both sides of Shinko Pier No. 4, there are six berths. It serves different size vessels.
Kobe cruise port terminal is 5 minutes away from the city center by a port liner. The Kobe Domestic airport and Kansai International Airport are easily accessible.
This photo shows Kobe's Shinko Pier 4 cruise ship terminal (berths Q1,Q2, R, O1, O2, P).
Next photo shows Kobe's Oriental Hotel cruise pier (Meriken Park).
Kobe tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Kobe Meriken Park and Harborland: close to Kobe cruise port is the beautiful Meriken Park. The Harborland is a district for entertainment. Find amusement parks, shopping malls, theaters, restaurants, etc. it is accessible via Hanshin Motomachi or JR.
- Kitano Town: located in Kitano-cho Chuo-ku. Popular visitors’ spot with ijinkan (foreigners’ residences).
- Mt. Rokko, Rokko-san: take a breathtaking view of Kobe from the mountain top. Located in Rokkosan-cho Nada-ku.
- Nankin-machi (Chinatown): located in Sakae-machi-dori Chuo-ku is one of the biggest Chinatowns. The other big ones are Yokohama Chinatown and Nagasaki Chinatown.
- Kobe Luminarie: this is an annual event, usually in December. The illumination commemorates the Great Hanshin Earthquake from January 1995.
- Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum: Nada, Kobe’s westernmost region, is very famous with its Sake. This is a special type of wine made of rice. There are a lot of sake breweries where you can taste the typical drink.
- Nunobiki Falls: the most impressive Japanese waterfalls. They are located within 20 minutes walking distance from the Chuo-ku train station.
- Ikuta Jinja: historic religious site. According to a legend, it dates from the 3rd century.
- Himeji: World Cultural Heritage Site and National Treasure in Japan. “White Heron Castle” is also a popular name of the Himeji Castle.
The Kobe cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan.
If you lose the Kobe location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Kobe cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kobe, Osaka-Kyoto, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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