Famous Museums in Kobe

Kobe offers an interesting combination of famous as well as lesser-known museums for history buffs. You can visit some of the best museums in Kobe to understand local history better. Some places may give you a glimpse of the past whereas some may introduce you to different aspects of the city including its art or heritage. Check this detailed list of famous museums in Kobe that mentions everything from opening-closing timings, ticket prices, and address.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Kobe:

  1. #1 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 2003 itineraries
    Kitanocho

    Tags: Museum, Cafe, Restaurant

    Address: Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    In 1860, the city of Kobe opened up to foreign traders, after a treaty signed by Japan and several western nations. These merchants established themselves in the Kitano district, and once upon a time ...Read more

  2. #2 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 228 itineraries
    Kawasaki Good Times World

    Tags: Museum, Automobile Museum

    Address: 2-2 Hatobacho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0042, Hyogo Prefecture

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

    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 a...Read more

  3. #3 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 358 itineraries
    Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

    Tags: Museum, Brewery

    Address: 4-5-5 Sumiyoshi-minami-machi, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

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

    Kobe is one of the foremost brewing centers for the Japanese alcoholic drink Sake. And the Hakutsuru is one of the most important breweries in town. Your tour through this delightfully charming tradit...Read more

  4. #4 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 191 itineraries
    Kobe City Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 24, Kyo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0034, JAPAN

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

    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 u...Read more

  5. #5 of 17 Museums in Kobe
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    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

  6. #6 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 34 itineraries
    UCC Coffee Museum Image
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    Tags: Specialty Museum

    Address: 6 Chome-6-2 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0046, Japan

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

    This museum is a love letter from the founder of the Ueshima Coffee Company to coffee, and is meant to be read by coffee lovers everywhere. From the drink's discovery in Ethiopia, to its current manuf...Read more

  7. #7 of 17 Museums in Kobe
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    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

  8. #8 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 176 itineraries
    Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: 7-5-1 Kumochicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Hyogo Prefecture

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

    It is not often that you get to see a museum on the art of carpentry. The Takenaka Building Firm was established in 1899, and this Museum was opened on its 85th Anniversary. Interactive exhibitions in...Read more

  9. #9 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 47 itineraries
    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. #10 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 62 itineraries
    Rokko International Musical Box Museum

    Tags: Museum, Concert

    Address: Kitarokko-4512-145 Rokkosancho, Nada Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 657-0101, Japan

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

    This is part of a series of attractions on Mount Rokko. This is a rather lovely and unexpected attraction on Mount Rokko. Music boxes from Europe and America have been collected and brought together h...Read more

  11. #11 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 84 itineraries
    Kobe Science Museum

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: 7-7-6 Minatoshimanakamachi, Kobe 650-0046 , Hyogo Prefecture

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

    Kobe's planetarium museum is chock-full of interactive exhibits - balance breakers, a hang gliding simulator, a room of optical illusions, pre-programmed robot demonstrations (including the ever popul...Read more

  12. #12 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 115 itineraries
    Kobe Fashion Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 2-9-1 Koyochonaka, Higashinada Ward, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 650-0032, Japan

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The impressive architecture of the Kobe Fashion Museum is the main attraction of the place where you can attend plenty of exhibitions. You will get to know a lot about the fashion of this country from...Read more

  13. #13 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    The Great Hanshin-awaji Earthquake Memorial Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: 1 Chome-5-2 Wakinohamakaigandori, Chuo, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 651-0073, Japan

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

    The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Memorial Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution of Kobe is a nice spot which you can visit to spend some hours meaningfully. It is a museum cum institut...Read more

  14. #14 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall

    Tags: Children Museum

    Address: 1 Chome-6-2 Higashikawasakicho, Chuo, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture 650-0044, Japan

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

    An interactive museum dedicated to the famous Takashi Yanase's Anpanman franchise, the Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall is one of the most kid-friendly places in Kobe. Designed on the theme ...Read more

  15. #15 of 17 Museums in Kobe
    - Used in 6 itineraries
    Earthquake Musuem Image
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    Tags: Museum

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    Lilo

    Excellent museum showing how the 1995 Kobe earthquake affected the people there, and how they came together to rebuild the city. There’s some interesting interactive simulation of a tsunami. A third...

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