Kobe has the mountains and the sea. It is a refined city with a tranquil side that is surrounded by nature. The Kobe Area Guide contains information for you to experience these various sides of Kobe.
Kobe's first man-made island
Port Island, Kobe's first man-made island, and Rokko Island, Kobe's second, are modern cities with large apartment complexes and high-rise buildings. Kobe Airport, which opened in 2006, is south of Port Island.
(Port Island & Kobe Airport)
- Port Island, the man-made island that is home to Kobe's convention facilities, offers facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages, such as a shopping complex, a large interior shop, Kobe Science Museum that has a planetarium, and Kobe Kachoen.
Kobe Airport has restaurants and souvenir shops within the terminal, and an observation deck from which you can see the sea, mountains and the city. Port Liner--the world's first unmanned train--connects Sannomiya to Port Island and Kobe Airport.
- Rokko Island with its modern, international atmosphere has foreign companies, an international school, and a world-famous hotel. The large shopping facility with many fashion shops, the amusement facilities, and the square make Rokko Island the perfect place for a family to enjoy themselves. The island also has cultural facilities, such as the Kobe City Koiso Memorial Museum of Art, Kobe Fashion Museum, and Kobe Artists Museum.
From Sannomiya, take the JR line to Sumiyoshi Station, or the Hanshin line to Uozaki Station, and change to the Rokko Liner.