Kobe

Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
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Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity: 8,000
Accommodation capacity: 13,840

CONTACT

KOBE CONVENTION & VISITORS ASSOCIATION

Tel.
+81-78-303-0090
Fax.
+81-78-302-6475
URL
http://www.kobe-convention.jp/english/index.html 
E-mail
info@kcva.or.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

A modern, international port city

Facing the Seto Inland Sea and backed by the Rokko Mountains, Kobe developed into one of the world’s largest international ports. Today, it is a stunning mix of the latest modern architecture and old Western-style buildings that were once the residences of foreign merchants. The city has taken on a new international role with the establishment here of the WHO Center for Health Development, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the UN Asian Disaster Reduction Center.

Fine dining and fascinating tourism

Thanks to its abundant natural surroundings, Kobe has a famous local cuisine that includes Kobe beef, seafood from the Seto Inland Sea and sake from the Nada region. Kobe’s Chinatown is filled with excellent restaurants, stalls and dim sum establishments, and the city’s history of international trade has left it with authentic restaurants from lands as diverse as Russia, India and Mexico. A vast variety of historical tourist spots such as the 1,400-year old Arima onsen hot springs, temples, shrines and museums makes it easy to plan themed parties and excursions. Passengers can enjoy dining while taking in the beautiful sunset and million-dollar night view.

Highly accessible convention facility complex

The city’s major convention facility complex built on the manmade Port Island adjacent to Kobe Port contains the Kobe International Conference Center with its multi-purpose halls, the Kobe International Exhibition Hall and several hotels. It is very accessible: just 8 minutes from Kobe Airport by the unmanned Port Liner transportation system, and 29 minutes from Kansai Airport by boat.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kinki
    Population:
    1.5 million (City)
  • Access:

    From Kansai International Airport > central Kobe (Sannomiya Station): 70 minutes by bus/car, or 50 minutes by boat and monorail (Bay Shuttle/Portliner line)

  • Local Speciality:

    Kobe's most famous local delicacy is, of course, Kobe beef. This beef is so well-known that when US President Barack Obama visited Japan in 2009, he specifically requested to try Kobe beef. The meat is soft and melts on the tongue, and has a refined and balanced flavour.

    Kobe's ties with the West also means that Kobe is now famous throughout Japan for its production of western-style sweets and baked goods.

    Place to visit:

    Near to Kobe is the Arima Hot Springs (or onsen). These hot springs are one of the three oldest and most prestigious in Japan. The spring water is a combination of "kin-sen" (gold hot spring) which is slightly brown because of its high iron content, and "gin-sen" (silver hot spring) which contains radium and carbonic acid. This mix is said to be good for nerve pain, stiff joins, poor circulation and digestive disorders. The area around Arima is also home to many historic and scenic spots. Every autumn, the Great Tea Gathering of Arima is held at Arima Hot Springs in rememberance of a great warrior named Hideyoshi Toyotomi, as it was one of his favourite spots.

Number of Rooms Hotel 7,322
Japanese Inn 773
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 13,840
Japanese Inn 3,515
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 5℃ 6℃ 9℃ 14℃ 19℃ 23℃ 26℃ 28℃ 25℃ 19℃ 13℃ 8℃
Average Precipitation 37mm 56mm 98mm 101mm 149mm 181mm 152mm 90mm 144mm 98mm 63mm 40mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • KOBE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER
    Convention Facility
    With Japan's closest connection to an airport, Kobe Int'l Conference Center is e...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    692 240 150 100 272
  • KOBE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION HALL
    Convention Facility
    This very accessible facility contains three halls for multiple conventions and ...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    4000 2000 4000 2000 13600
  • WORLD HALL
    Convention Facility

    This multi-purpose hall with its 3,100m2 arena can accommodate up to 8,000 pe...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    7000 1500 2000 1200 3100
  • ANA CROWNE PLAZA KOBE
    Hotel

    Directly connected to Shin-Kobe Station, this hotel has direct access to Shin...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    915 593 2000 1100 2200 900 1947
  • HOTEL CROWN PALAIS KOBE
    Hotel

    Located a mere 2 minute walk from JR Kobe Station, the Hotel Crown Palais Kob...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    391 229 540 360 600 300 1268
  • HOTEL OKURA KOBE
    Hotel
    This 35-story hotel is located on the waterfront of the Meriken Park, making it ...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    956 475 3000 880 3000 1400 3349
  • KOBE BAY SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS
    Hotel
    Part of the Sheraton tradition of over 400 hotels in 70 countries, the Kobe Bay ...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    694 276 940 620 700 520 2414
  • KOBE MERIKEN PARK ORIENTAL HOTEL
    Hotel
    Surrounded by 270 degrees of seafront, this beautiful resort hotel has 319 rooms...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    626 319 930 700 600 400 2135
  • KOBE PORTOPIA HOTEL
    Hotel
    Standing next to the Kobe International Conference Center and Exhibition Hall, t...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1308 745 2400 1200 2000 1100 10410
  • ORIENTAL HOTEL KOBE JAPAN
    Hotel
    Located in the old foreign settlement of Kobe, the Oriental Hotel Kobe is easily...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    187 116 252 204 150 184 685
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Fine dining such as Kobe beef and sublime sake
-Awaji puppet show
-Cable car to summit of Mt. Rokko
-Oceanfront Meriken Park, Kobe Maritime Museum, Port Tower, and Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park
-Highly-reputed night view of both mountains and harbor
-Earthquake Memorial Museum


Model Course


4 hours in Kobe

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