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Kobe Harborland

Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
+81 78-360-3639
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Ranked #3 of 139 attractions in Kobe
Type: Neighborhoods
Traveler Description: Harborland Kobe Harborland is an entertainment, shopping and restaurant district along the port of Kobe.  It is a hum of activity, with a cinema and... more »
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A day trip from Osaka with a Hanshin Tourist Pass for 500 Yen. Walk along the seawall for an amazing view of Harborland. Lots of souvenir shops and restaurants along the pier. During the weekend near the towers parking lot. There's a garage sale held by locals.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited there on a Saturday afternoon and it was quite crowded. There are a big shopping mall for the adult and another section with all kinds of kids shop, especially Kittyland (more variety than the one in Osaka). In addition, my kid never want to leave the Anpanman museum. If you don't like shopping, you can try the Duck... More

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Despite the earthquake, Kobe has more skyscrapers than i saw in other cities. The view here is amazing. To get a nice view of the Kobe tower and the port go to a place called Mosaic Garden or something. U can easily walk from the Kobe jr station across the road through the underground. For city view go to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went to Harborland one Sunday evening for a stroll and some dinner. Great little shops along the pier and loads of restaurants to choose from, some with excellent views of the harbor. It's the perfect place to grab an ice cream and have a stroll along the waterfront on a warm summer evening - one of the only places in... More

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Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Yes, Harborland has lots and lots of restaurants and shops... like pretty much anywhere in Japan. What makes Harborland unique is its setting, right on the harbor with great views back at the city, not to mention the cranes and warehouses of the port. A great place for a walk, even if you skip the shopping.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Harborland (I'll forgive the American spelling) is great for getting out of the city bustle and having a bit of space to relax and 'deflate' a bit. Good open walking spaces, memorials to the earthquake, Maritime and Kawasaki museum all blend well together to make an attraction well worth visiting. There plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes nearby to make... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Go to the Tourist office when you arrive to get their discount coupons - some of which applied here. This a commercial area, restaurants, shopping, hotels and quite a few fun things to do including the small amusement park complete with ferris wheel, the Kobe port tower and bay cruises. We reached it as part of the city bus loop.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Visited Kobe harbourland as part of my trip in Kyoto in March. We travelled there by train from Osaka city. Since you got off from the train, you will see lots of bread man (a Japanese cartoon character, it will lead you to the harbour. you can see the BIG wheel which located in the seafront. the Harbourland is seems... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I think it's just ordinary harbour, I like Sydney harbour or Darling harbour in Sydney better. the harbour is very quiet, when we were there it was weekdays, probably only few people were in the harbour. we just took quick photos and walked around it, and we go to the shopping mall near the harbour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Set on the foreshore, you are in the middle of shops, restaurants, harbour tours and a stone's throw from the maritime museum. a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon in autumn.

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