Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Kobe

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kobe is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kobe a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kobe.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Kobe:

  1. Hyogo Prefectural Museum Of Art

    #1 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Hyogo Prefectural Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art Museum, Architecture

    Address: 1-1-1, Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo-ku | HAT Kobe, Kobe 651-0073, Hyogo Prefecture

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Though the museum focuses on a wide range of art its primary exhibits are centred on the prefecture of Hyogo, comprising of art by Japanse and Western artists. A large part of the collection is post W...Read more

  2. Minatogawa Shrine

    #2 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Minatogawa Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: 3-1-1, Tamondori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0015, Hyogo Prefecture

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Meiji emperor ordered this shrine to be built in 1872 in commemoration of the Battle of Minatogawa. It is one thirteen such shrines related to the Kenmu Restoration. The shrine is said to house th...Read more

  3. Kobe Kitano Tenman Shrine

    #3 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Kobe Kitano Tenman Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: 3 Chome-12-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0002, Japan

    Timings: 05:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This shrine (built in 1180) and the surrounding park are both quite popular. Sugawara Michizane was a scholar and politician who died in exile. After his death, a number of misfortunes happened that w...Read more

  4. Urokono Ie Uroko Museum Of Art

    #4 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Urokono Ie Uroko Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: 2-20-4 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0002, Japan

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This was one of the first western style houses in the Kitano-district to be opened to the public as a museum. Striking for the apparently scaly exterior that looks like fish or snakeskin, the house's ...Read more

  5. Goshikizuka Tomb

    #5 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Goshikizuka Tomb

    Tags: Historical Site, Architecture , Tomb

    Address: 4-chome, Goshikiyama, Tarumi-ku, Kobe 655-0035, Hyogo Prefecture

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    At 194 meters in length and 18 meters in height, this tomb is quite the achievement in ancient architecture. Rising on Tarumi hill over the seaside or the wonderful view of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, t...Read more

  6. Sumadera Temple

    #6 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Sumadera Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 4-chome -6-8 Teramachi Suma Suma Ward , Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture 654-0071, Japan

    Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Marionette clocks, seasonal flowers and cherry blossom trees may seem like an unusual combination at a Buddhist temple, but it works. Built in 886 AD on the commission of Emperor Koko, the temple is t...Read more

  7. Kobe Mosque

    #7 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Kobe Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site

    Address: 2-25-14 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0004, Hyogo Prefecture

    Opened in 1943 and built on the donations of the local Islamic community, this is the first mosque to have ever been built on Japanese land. Having endured both the bombings of the Second World War an...Read more

  8. Kitanokobo No Machi

    #8 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Kitanokobo No Machi

    Tags: Shopping Center, Arts And Crafts

    Address: 3-17-1 Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0004, Hyogo Prefecture

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is an unusual attraction. It's a small shopping complex of 22 confectionaries, bake shops and sake bars now, but it used to be an elementary school. Remodeled into a creative atelier, it is now a...Read more

  9. Kobe City Koiso Memorial Museum Of Art

    #9 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Kobe City Koiso Memorial Museum Of Art

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, Memorial

    Address: 5 Chome-7 Koyochonaka, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 658-0032, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Every great city eventually produces its own favorite local artist. Ryohei Koiso was Kobe's and when he passed away in December 1988; his family donated most of his work - prints, oil paintings and sk...Read more

  10. Onsenji Temple

    #10 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Onsenji Temple

    Tags: Temple

    Address: 1643 Arimachō, Kita-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 651-1401, Japan

    You can plan a trip to the Onsenji temple with your family and friends to spend some time peacefully. This is a Buddhist temple that will please you by its beauty. According to the records, the temple...Read more

  11. Ri Ben Ji Du Jiao Tuan Shen He Jiao Hui

    #11 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Ri Ben Ji Du Jiao Tuan Shen He Jiao Hui  Image

    Tags: Church

    Address: 1 Chome-2-11 Yamatochō, Nada-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 657-0031, Japan

  12. Takatori Catholic Church

    #12 of 12 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kobe
    Takatori Catholic Church Image

    Tags: Church

    Address: 3 Chome-3-3-8 Kaiunchō, Nagata-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 653-0052, Japan

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