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Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)

6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0001, Japan
+81 78-331-8181
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Ranked #5 of 157 Attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Type: Civic Centers, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks

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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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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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Osaka, Japan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Awesome, this is a great view from the top of City Hall and its free... its open pretty late as well and its nice for a quick break.... surely go!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Walked a bit to come here, and took the elevator up. You can see the city from two sides of the building. You can see to the mountains, and to the harbour. This is a buliding lying in the middle of the city, so it has bulidings on two sides, and no windows there. It is free to go there,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Located close to Sannomiya station this tall building provides a great opportunity to have a wonderful view of the city. Go to the 24th floor for those panoramic views. Best of all it's for free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The observatory is located on the 24th floor of Kobe city hall main building. The observatory offers wonderful views of Flower road, Sannomiya and the surrounding mountains on the north side and the port of Kobe on the south side. There is an art gallery on the 2nd floor of the same building which you can visit as well. It... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

From the 24th Floor, we can see the entire view of Kobe city. It is free of charge, but there is nothing up there except a small gift shop, a cafe and a Korean restaurant.

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