Family and Kids in Kobe

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Kobe? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Kobe, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Kobe.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Kobe for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway


    The layout of this attraction can be mildly confusing to foreigners: the thing to remember is that this is TWO attractions, a cable car ropeway from the foot of the hill, and the herb garden the cable car takes you to at the top of the mountain. The ride is about 10 minutes long and takes you over iconic views - Nunobiki waterfall and, the NunobikiGohonmatsu dam, and of course, spectacular pano...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Kobe City Oji Zoo


    The 80000 square metres of the zoo are home to around 850 different animals from 150 different species. A pleasant number of the species are quite rare - giant panda, koala, golden snub-nosed monkey, Amur tiger, and snow-leopard. Polar bears, ostriches, monkeys, dolphins, orangutans, lions and penguins help round off the attractions. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, where the rabbits and goats ...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Kobe Animal Kingdom

    Botanical Garden, Bird Watching

    The name of this attraction can be a little misleading. It is not a zoo, but rather a bird and flower park, although some people now call it an animal cafe. It used to be called the Kobe Botanical Garden. Yes, you do get to see some fauna, mostly cute animals such as kangaroos, capybaras, rabbits, alpacas, sheep, goat, horses, giant tortoises, cats dogs, red pandas and guinea pigs. There is eve...Read more
  4. Amazing Kobe attraction for kids
    Kobe City Suma Marine Aquarium

    Amusement Park, Aquarium

    This is another fun tourist trap for the family - an aquarium next to Suma Beach. Opened in 1957, the main attraction here is the live dolphin pavilion, where the marine mammals perform tricks. On the first and second floors of the attraction there is a large glass wall on the other side of which is a huge water tank. The inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean - sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and sar...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Kawasaki Good Times World

    Family and Kids

    The Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group has been around in the city of Kobe for over a hundred years. Though most people think of the Kawasaki brand as associated to motorcycles, the company started out as a ship manufacturing concern. Over the years the company has been associated to multiple other heavy industries such as aviation, space travel, and railways, and even the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo....Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Kobe
    Nunobiki Falls

    Family and Kids

    The importance of this series of waterfalls for Japanese history and Japanese literature cannot be overstated. There are four separate major cascades known as Ondaki, Mendaki, Tsusumigadaki, and Izumoki, of which the first is most popular and also the tallest at 43 meters. Though most people enjoy the view of the waterfalls from the cable car above, visitors can also get up close to them from t...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Rokko Cable Car

    Family and Kids

    This is part of a series of the attractions of Mount Rokko. Technically this is not a cable car but rather a funicular. The car departs from Rokko Cable Shita Station and goes to the RokkoSanjo Station. This is one of the easiest ways to get up the mountain from Central Kobe. The cars began to operate in 1932 and since then have become one of the most fun family-friendly activities in the city....Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids

    Family and Kids

    This hot springs town has been entertaining visitors for over a thousand years. Today it is visited by residents of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe and Hijema. It is one of Japan's Three Old Hot Springs. Though the center falls in the municipality of the city of Kobe it is on the other side of the Rokko Mountain and thus functions like a town of its own. The waters are of two types - the iron rich Gold Spri...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Kobe City Museum

    Family and Kids

    Housed inside a building of neoclassical architecture this Municipal museum has two parts - the Municipal Archaeological Art Museum and Municipal Namban Art Museum. The 70000 items in collection are usually exhibited to demonstrate how cultural exchanges and transferences happened between Japan and the rest of the world. This includes interesting exhibits such as: Collection of maps from diffe...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Rokko Garden Terrace

    Family and Kids

    The view from here in the evenings is sometimes called the 'million-dollar nightscape'. The city of Kobe lies glinting like a jewel below you. In the daytime the view includes Kobe City, the Akashi Strait, and Osaka Bay. The views are considered to be among three of Japan's most spectacular panoramas. The observation deck itself is 880 meters above sea level. Cafes, restaurants and souvenir sho...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Rokkosan Farm

    Family and Kids

    The city of Kobe is lucky in that it is a seaport but still has mountains towering above it. Mount Rokko in particular serves up many attractions unusual for the area - in this case, a public farm pasture. Goats and sheep and their adorable young frolic around the area without a care in the world. Be careful, if you tick them off, they may head butt you. For a kid, this is paradise, especially ...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Suma Rikyu Park

    Garden, Park, Picnic Spot

    This 82 hectare park and botanical garden was modeled on the gardens at the Palace of Versailles. Twin avenues run from a rest-house down a central line of fountains, culminating in a large fountain at one end. With over 230 species of trees, an immense variety of flowers (especially iris and roses), a Japanese Garden, a maple tree drive and tea ceremony rooms, the park exquisitely brings toget...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Maiko Park

    Beach, Park

    In many ways the park is entirely ordinary, but it's not hard to appreciate its sole claim to fame - the view of the largest suspension bridge in the world, the Akashi-Kaikyo, as it soars from above the park out over the sea. There is just no beating the view. It's probably the best easy-to-reach spot in the city from where to catch the sunset. Near the park, there's a concrete manwalk where yo...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Higashiyuenchi Park


    Once upon a time this park for famous merely for being thick with foreigners, but after the devastating earthquake of 1995, it's taken on a far more significant and commemorative role. After the Italian government donated hundreds of thousand of lights, artists Valerio Festi and HirokazuImaoka created a splendorous illumination at this park in remembrance of the victims of the quake. This light...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Kobe Municipal Fruit And Flower Park

    Garden, Park

    This flower park is a little slice of Renaissance style Europe north of Kobe. Seasonal flowers bloom throughout the year, for every season of the year; and in the early autumn months between August to September, the trees are ripe with fruits for picking. It's not just the garden though. The buildings around park are charmingly medieval too. The fun is rounded off with a barbeque area and a hot...Read more