With its own airport and Shinkansen bullet train station both within 10-15 minutes of the center, three major train lines and a direct 30-minute sea link to Kansai Airport in the Kobe Bay Shuttle, getting here is a breeze. Situated more or less centrally in Japan, Kobe is just an hour from Tokyo by plane, 30 and 15 minutes respectively from Kyoto and Himeji by bullet train and just 20 minutes from Osaka too. The downtown area is compact and easy to explore and one-day tickets are available for the City Loop bus. The famous peaks overlooking Kobe’s center, Mount Rokko and Mount Maya, are also easy to explore via the Rokko Cable and Maya View Line respectively. No matter where you’re coming from, Kobe is ready to welcome you!