Kobe is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Kobe one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Kobe is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Kobe or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Kobe. Explore the historical monuments of Kobe with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Kobe guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Kobe page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Kobe landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Kobe.
This beautiful observation hall, on the 24th story of the Kobe City Hall building has two sides. The north side looks out to the Rokko mountain range and the Sannomiya neighborhood. The south side looks over the Kobe Port Tower, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge between Kobe and Awaji Island in Osaka bay. While the view is fantastic during the daytime, the obse...
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2051 Higashi-maiko-cho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe 655-0047
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. Nea...
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 the spirit of the 14th century warrior Kusunoki Masashige, who fought in the battle, and was immortalized for his loyalty. Relics of the warrior can be ...
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 reme...
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3 Chome-12-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0002, Japan
05:30 am - 06:00 pm
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 were said to the work of the man's spirit. Hundreds of shrines were set up around the country to appease him. He also has a mystical association with J...
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, the tomb was built in the 4th century as a burial site for members of the clan that then ruled this area. Though it suffered from damage in World War I...
The main attraction at this park can be a little hard to miss. It's the 18 meters tall statue of a giant robot. Kobe-born manga artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama created the famous robot character Tetsujin 28-Go, also known as Gigantor. Like many of the other monuments around the city this one was also erected as a tribute to the enduring spirit of the peo...
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5 Chome-7 Koyochonaka, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 658-0032, Japan
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 sketches - to the city. Thematically, most of the works do focus on the city itself. Furthermore, they stand out for their distinctly Western influence,...