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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kobe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • It is a Tower located in Kobe Meriken Park. Is better from the outside than inside in. There are views to port and shapes a distinctive Tower will be visible along with the Oriental Hotel, Kobe. Is the tower was broken by the enemy robots in ultra seven.
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  • At the end of the year I went to Harbor land. Kobe port Tower is a symbolic Tower in Kobe, well on in the Guidebook. Popular with foreign travelers and harborland, umie had plenty of foreigners. There were a lot of people in China. With this view I came to Kobe! I feel. Lit up in the evening and at night is beautiful.
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  • Was up streamers at this time in the Tower, and good swimming. It is a symbol of Kobe since I want to give.
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  • While it might not have the same prestige as the Space Needle, the Kobe Port Tower seems to be the most fitting complement to it's sister city's iconic landmark. Situated at the north end of Osaka Bay, the tower features 360 degree views of Kobe for a mere 7000 yen. If you're a thrill seeker, I recommend stepping on the electrochromatic glass near the top.
  • Modern and bright appearance from the outside. Observation deck offers a beautiful view of the surrounding areas, which is especially stunning after dark. The inside of the tower is a little cramped. Ticket machines and manned counters are available. You can purchase a combined ticket with the maritime museum nearby. At the time of my visit, only one elevator was being used for both directions. You may have to wait a little while before being able to descend. There are a few chairs available on the upper levels. There is no outside viewing area on top of the tower. There are some small windowed panels on the floor in the tower, but they were pretty murky. There is a rotating cafe on one of the upper floors, but a purchase (per person) is required to access it.
  • Excellent place with amazing sea view. I was there at afternoon. I like the cruise ships and also the Kobe tower. The tower looks really charming after evening. A must visit spot for anyone who wants to travel in Kobe.
  • Although it's an old tower, the appearance outside is outstanding, unique, and always modern with red color in the area of Kobe port. Inside the tower, it's a bit old as its age compared to other towers. You can buy a ticket and go up to the observation deck with a small elevator. The view from observation deck is nice; you would see the calm blue Pacific ocean along with Kobe city.
  • A Red Tower is a landmark in bay area. It's look good from outside, but on the upper deck is small. Even so a view from the upper is so beautiful. (I recommend to came this place when the nightfall it might beautiful than.)
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