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Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)

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6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku | Kobe City Hall 24F, Kobe 650-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

You could have a great view (mountain and sea view) of Kobe at 24th floor of this building. The best part is, it is free of charge and there were very few people on a Saturday morning. Be sure to check this place out when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Nice view and good place to think or daydream over a cuppa and a snack. The food is not that great, but it can satisfy when hungry... or have the sweeter fare with a cuppa if just in a "pause" kind of mood (recommended).

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Its totally free and you can go there during opening hours as long and as often as you like. You can see the seaside and also the mountainside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sigsiko
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This is an unprepossessing building which one would not realise held such lovely views from the top. It is in fact an office building housing a great number of office staff, considering it has 24 floors, but the signage for tourists indicating which lift to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Masterecho
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I happened to stay nearby. Just went up to see the city in the morning. It was free and nothing spectacular but enjoyable. There were a Korean restaurant and ucc coffee shop. Good place to have some quiet time. There was a large sitting place...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

There is no charge to go up here, so it is a very good value observation deck. There is a dedicated (red in colour) lift to go up to the 24th floor. Nothing flash, but it is free, and the views are good, over the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

If you're on a budget and want to get some nice scenic photos for your family or friends to show that you visited Kobe, you just need to come here. First, this place is very close to Sannomiya station which is the main station in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

It is just too funny to go here. We made the mistake to exit on a wrong floor, and than you are thrown back 40 years in an old office building of the city hall, so funny! The observation deck is a very posh word...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank xeanetted
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Love observatories and this one was no different, but don't expect the Tokyo municipality experience. Views are limited by restaurants and offices, but you'll definitely get your share of this waterfront city surrounded by mountains. Very easily accessible and free.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gadi L
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Just next to Sannomiya Station in Kobe, directly south in a mostly office and work area is the Kobe City Hall, next to a similar but more smaller and wider municipal building. There are clear signs on the door and the floor near the elevator...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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