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Kobe Port Tower, Kobe

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Soak up panoramic views from the top of Kobe Port Tower, an icon of the city's skyline. The structure remains famous for its hyperboloid lattice structure, reminiscent of a Japanese drum. From the observation platform, you can witness views reaching as far as the peaks of Mount Rokko and the distant Senshu region. A glass floor reveals a 75 m (246 ft) drop and provides additional vistas to enjoy. See the city from different angles at the revolving cafe, rotating a full circle every 20 minutes, time enough for cup of something hot. Take a look at our Kobe travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Kobe Port Tower and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Close to our hotel and just a short walk. We saved this for the evening for the greatest effect. Nothing worth shouting about, but for pictures it's a must. Close to the park, and dock area, it makes ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    One of the highest peak in Kobe where you can see the stunning view of Kobe port and the mountainous part of Kobe. We enjoy our sumptuous cheese cake at the rotating restaurant. The rotation is bit sl...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Watch Tower also climb well is good. The insta Sheen that is lit up at night, so I'm in? On the observation floor around that Cafe is recommended.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Just hanging out around the Port Tower is already pretty nice. You won't miss much if you choose to skip going up the tower.
  • July 12, 2017
    Arrived there at 8:37pm and the tower was closed :( however, the tower still looked amazing. Took quite a walk from the nearest subway station.
  • May 15, 2017
    Very good place for nice views of port of kobe and hotels. Must visit. 700 yen is the entry fee. Telescope can be accessible for 100 yen.
  • July 2, 2017
    Almost ever major city in Japan has a tower of some sort. Really great view of the city and the port from the top of the tower.
  • April 30, 2017
    THE HEART PLACE OF KOBE . You should go there for Relaxe & sighting. You will feel great to be there . With Couple or with friends you can enjoy.

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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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