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Nice to stay but visit???

I lived here 12 years ago. It's a shame that major companies pulled out and the Island suffered by... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Lived here over 20 years ago

Great place to live and bring up kids. Even if it is a little like fantasy island. That was 20... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2016
Mollymook, Australia
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Jul 1, 2017
“ Nice to stay but visit???”
Dec 3, 2016
“Lived here over 20 years ago”
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I lived here 12 years ago. It's a shame that major companies pulled out and the Island suffered by loosing many supporting businesses (restaurants, movie theatres). It looks like the Island is slowly improving. In summer there's the water park (open for 2 months) and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank WayneL1906
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Great place to live and bring up kids. Even if it is a little like fantasy island. That was 20 years ago. And while most of the same stuff is there now the place is a little rundown and less lively. I guess P&G moving...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank ZN9999
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Not much of attraction on the island. It's perfect for getting away from crowded city and spending some quiet time.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

As an expat with family and only a limited time window in Japan it is an ideal place to live. It features a broad expat community and schools, shopping, a water park, fitness studios and so on. There is also an artificial river running through...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Honestly, there are not much reasons to be found to go to Rokko Island, but, if you happen to get there anyhow, you will not regret the excursion. It is a quiet, clean man made island for commuters to live, a few restaurants. I do...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed January 17, 2015

Rokko island was quite lively when it opened in the 1990's with a little river going down the middle and restaurants and shops on either side. It made for a nice walk and some good spots to grab lunch. Now, it's more of a ghost...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank Utantan
Reviewed October 30, 2014

Rokko Island created from reclaimed land (not that you can tell) was mentioned in most of my guide books, so we allocated a 1/2 day for a visit. We need several short train rides to get there, once off the train the hustle-bustle stopped and...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank LastMinuteLarry
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Rokko Island is a man-made island off Kobe. In the recent years, it has became an extremely dead town where you couldn't even find a shopping mall. The nearest shopping area is in Sannomiya which is 20 mins bus ride away. If you are looking...More

Date of experience: June 2014
4  Thank myokiki
Reviewed March 26, 2013

A great place to live as a foreigner with little kids. It's safe, there is no traffic and one can get around easily on a bike. There are adequate grocery stores and places to get foreign products. In the past two years, many stores/restaurants have...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank LLFam4
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Rokko Island is a beautiful place..everything is clean, you can walk everywhere & it is the most kid friendly & safe place you could find! People are friendly & you can ride a bike on the footpath..not in Oz where I come from!!

Date of experience: April 2012
3  Thank whitepip45
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February 24, 2015|
Response from Utantan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a 4km walk from Sumiyoshi to Rokko Island Kitaguchi and you can cross over the pedestrian / cycling bridge.