From the top floor, visitors can see both the harbor and the cityscape in a large panorama with the Rokko mountains along the horizon.
Enjoy the spectacular view—from the sea and blue sky during the day to the glittering nightscape.
All four directions feature a panel and audio landscape guide, the tables are accented with heart-shaped downlights, and the ceiling offers a romantic reproduction of the season’s starry night sky.
To the north, the skyline of Kobe can be seen stretching out over the foothills of Mt. Rokko. Also visible are the Western-style buildings of Kitano and the bustling centers of Sannomiya and Motomachi. This view offers a picturesque view overlooking the exotic port city of Kobe.
As a port city, Kobe prides itself in its waterfront, particularly Meriken Park. Just past this lies Kobe Port Terminal, where foreign cruise ships can be found at dock, and the landscape of Port Island and Rokko Island.
Look out upon where the city meets the harbor. Here you can find the Chuo Terminal on Naka-Pier, where sightseeing boats arrive and depart regularly, and the ocean-view cathedral of the Notre Dame Kobe, a popular location for weddings. To the north stretches Mt. Hachibuse, and in the distance lies Awaji Island.
The view south features Harborland, Mosaic, and the recently renovated Ferris wheel offering a variety of illumination creations. Look down over Naka-Pier, bustling with large passenger ships and other vessels, or out to Kobe Airport and Port Island.
|MAR-NOV||9:00 to 21:00
admittance until 20:30 p.m.
|DEC-FEB||9:00 to 19:00
admittance until 18:30 p.m.
General Admission Fees
・ Multi-use tickets can be used for admission to both Kobe Port Tower and Kobe Maritime Museum.
・ Up to 2 infants per guardian will be admitted free of charge.
※ Children (Elementary and junior high school students and High school students)
General Admission Fees for Groups
15 or more
From Kansai International Airport
Take the limousine bus from Kansai International Airport to Sannomiya (65 min.), then a train from JR/Hanshin Sannomiya Station to Motomachi Station. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the station.
From Shinkansen lines
From Shin-Kobe Station, ride the Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line to Sannomiya Station, change to JR/Hanshin line to Motomachi Station. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the station.
From JR/Hanshin lines
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Motomachi Station.
From Hankyu lines
The museum is a 15-minute walk from Hanakuma Station .
From Kobe Municipal Subway
The museum is a 20-minute walk from Kenchōmae Station.
From Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line
The museum is a 5-minute walk from Minatomotomachi Station.