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Kobe City Hall (Observation Deck)

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Address: 6-5-1 Kano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
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Night View For Free

You can see most of central Kobe and more. Although not very spectacular during the day, perfect in the evening before going out to eat. Took a number of guests there and it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Kobe, Japan

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much but a nice view over Kobe, and a few restaurants. Something you can drop by if you're on the way.

Thank Elysia A
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

If you are not planning to go to the kobe port tower, then maybe you can go to the observation deck for a quick visit (max 15min). It is not bad for a free observation deck. You get to see Kobe with the mountain view and the seaside/port view.

Thank chocolatecake88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went up during the night. It's FREE! And you get 360 view of Kobe, the sea and the mountain. There are some introduction of Kobe and a few restaurants on the level. A must.

Thank Su2122013
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

You can go here to get a good view from the 24 floor over the city. I went here during the day time, but I guess the evening view is much better. Very central location near Sannomiya Station. It's free of charge. Opening hours: weekdays 8:15-22:00. Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays 10:00-22:00.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in town, why don't you just pop up to 24th floor and get a panoramic 360 view of Kobe, day or night for free. Not many cities I know gives you this opportunity. You may catch-up with your friends etc with free wifi up there👍🏼.

Thank YeeSan
Kobe, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Free to go up to the observation level. There's a Korean restaurant there I was told by a Korean is good, but didn't try it. In December you can look down on the Luminaries and see the lights.

Thank 1camel3
Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It's very accessible. Walking distance from Sannomiya station. The view is good. And it's free. I knew about this at my 5th visit. I wish I've known it was free since my first knowing that I live just few steps away from the building.

Thank Dee J
Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

You can see most of central Kobe and more. Although not very spectacular during the day, perfect in the evening before going out to eat. Took a number of guests there and it always turned out worth it. Also easy to fit into your schedule! On the same floor there are 2 or 3 restaurants. Although the Korean restaurant is... More 

Thank KevInKobe
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

First of all this is a free observatory deck with great views of the city at daylight ... It's on the 24th floor of the city hall building ...

Thank Bankai
Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Looking for something free to do in Kobe? Go to the tower and get a view of the docks, city and mountains. Other places in the world would charge over $10/€10 for the same thing!

Thank PsychoSavager

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