Kobe Bay Area神戸ベイエリア
The international bay area is filled with a variety of shopping, gourmet, sightseeing spots and evening entertainments for visitors to enjoy.
Kobe Port, also known as the Bay Area, is the second largest trading port in Japan. Nearby is the Kobe Harborland, a beautiful shopping and entertainment district situated along the waterfront of Kobe’s port. Kobe Harborland features an array of large-scale commercial sites- from department stores, superstores, and specialty shops to hotels. With its seaside sightseeing spots, pier and a pedestrian bridge, this cityscape perfectly suits to its Kobe surrounding, gaining popularity among local resident as well as fans of Kobe from around the world.
On the seaside of Harborland is a very unique entertainment complex called “Mosaic.” The name comes from the complex’s mosaic-like effect created by the big Ferris wheel, carousel, gardens, cinemas, restaurants and boutiques. The outside terrace with the ocean breeze and the musical events makes the Mosaic a favorite spot for all.
Visitors can not but help be swept into a magical world of luminescence as the 80 zelkova trees lined at Kobe Gasu-to-dori Streets are decorated with 80,000 lights during Christmas season. The illumination and the modern building lining the waterfront is a symbolic winter spot at Kobe Harborland.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 2 h 30 min by JR Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen Line to Shin-Osaka Station.
From Shin-Osaka :
[Rail] 30 min to Kobe Station by JR Tokaiko Honsen Line.