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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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Was told by the chef at a restaurant to come here for a nice view of Kobe. The observation deck is indoors and has two views - Bayside and Mountain, both free. The mountain view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
robinsena
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New Haven, Connecticut

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We booked a Kobe beef lunch at 1.30pm and had time to kill, so we decided to go up the observation deck to have a look. It's on the 24th floor of the City Hall on Flower Street and is free. There's a destinated lift on the left of the lobby to go up to the 24th floor. That's a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

i like to thank tomiko さんfor her kind advices and patience in explaining the beauty and delicious food in Kobe. without her, i will still be trapped in Steakland which is bloody crowded. also there is free premium wifi passcode and of coz superb view at no cost!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Was told by the chef at a restaurant to come here for a nice view of Kobe. The observation deck is indoors and has two views - Bayside and Mountain, both free. The mountain view was ok but the bay view was nice. The building is a little dated but the deck at least had some places to sit and... More 

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2 Thank robinsena
Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Locals recommend me to go to this building, to see how great the building structure, and hi speed lift took us to the top. Really exciting, and its free...near with public attraction surrounding. Its must visit to every visitor on this stunning city.

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Valladolid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Considering its central location, and the free entry, you should get up and enjoy the views of Kobe from the top. There are also some other exhibitions, but despite them the most interesting you can do here is enjoy the free views (with free wifi also).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We visited the viewing floor both during daylight and at night. We had been spoilt by the night view in Osaka, but this gave a good perspective of this city. There are exhibits to view and a restaurant on the same floor. Only 10 minutes from Sannomiya station.

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Thank Jacqueline C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

if you want to see the kobe city view from above, can go here. But don't expect more, because it only can see the city view. nothing more. but still worth to come, at least once. next to this building there are a park which when blooming time, there will be very beautiful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Did a day trip to Kobe and got there pretty early so wanted to kill some time. The lady at the tourist information office by Sannomiya train station suggested going up to the observation deck at City Hall. What a great idea! It's a short walk from the station. You walk inside and go up to the 24th floor. There's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Free basic observatory of Kobe, both seaside and mountain side. Kobe tower is hidden by a building. Good attraction if you pass by.

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Mount Cotton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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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