Kobe City Profile

Kobe is a medium-sized city situated near mountains and water that has seen more than its share of major earthquakes.


1.5 million


Southwest of Osaka


Humid, hot summers, little snow in winter, milder temperatures than other Japanese cities


You can take the shinkansen (bullet train) to Kobe from any major city. From the shinkansen station, a subway or bus will get you downtown. If the shinkansen is beyond your budget, you can also ride on the slower Japanese Railway (JR), Hankyu, or Hanshin trains.

Places of Interest

Kobe City Museum, Kitano, Mt. Rokko

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