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Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)

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Address: 6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-331-8181

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Great free view from the 24th floor

Nice view of the harbor on one side asSannomiya and the mountains from the other. An easy walk from Sanomiya train station and not far from Chinatown(Nanking-cho). There was one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Mount Cotton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A visit to the observation deck of the Kobe City Hall is absolutely FREE and the views are wonderful. There is a restaurant on the observation deck, as well as a cafe, clean rest rooms and some small displays including some memorabilia from sister city Brisbane in Australia (where I am from). You can really see how big the city... More 

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Sapporo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is open until 10 at night, so I went once during the day and once in the night. I didn't eat at either restaurant, but just took in the views. Very nice of the city to have a floor devoted to visitors and having it open after dark is very thoughtful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Nice view of the harbor on one side asSannomiya and the mountains from the other. An easy walk from Sanomiya train station and not far from Chinatown(Nanking-cho). There was one person who spoke some English

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A good alternative for those not wanting to climb up Mt. Maya or pay to go up the Kobe Port Tower. Gives you good views out over the bayside and the hillside. Even on a poor viability day (like when I visited) you can still see pretty much all of Kobe's sights. Head into the City Hall building number one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The city hall is in walking distance of Sannomiya rail station, luckily not many visitor before noon, free of charge, there is a sign showing that around 13:00, there will be some kind of art of shade in one of the building (facing mountain), we are not there at that time, and unfortunately the landmark port tower is blocked by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice view on the city, mountain, harbour and Osaka. A perfect spot to plan your trip while observing the city. There are probably better spots ... but none for free ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was really when i went there... After having a meeting with the govt, it was really refreshing to see the city view from up there... I can see the harbour and sea, while on the other side can see a part of kobe city... In the inside, we can see a view storyboard about the city and tsunami disaster... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice place , not fare from down town . Good weather , good view to city , harbour , kobe airport . There is also a nice restaurant / beer bar , vending drinks machines , any way an hour to relax here is ok . Recomanded for all ..........

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a free observation floor in the City Hall building. It isn't the highest point in Kobe, not even the top floor in the building, but it is free, has some markers explaining what you are seeing, good for what it is. Unfortunately, two parallel sides of the floor are taken up by restaurants, so it isn't a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Free observation hall in Kobe with beautiful day and night views. There are windows to the both sides of the building. Overall it is exceptionally nice for the money and I would seriously recommend to visit it if you ever come to Kobe. Moreover, it is located in a ten minutes walk from Sannomiya station, which is just nothing! There... More 

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Address: Address: 6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-331-8181
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Kobe

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