Kobe Holidays

Kobe, Japan, is known worldwide for its delicious marbled steak, but is a beefy destination for other reasons as well. Get an overview of Kobe and Osaka Bay from the top of Mount Rokko, which you’ve climbed by cable car or an easy day’s hike. Descend into the city and …

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How to get to Kobe

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kobe. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kobe takes 17 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Kobe

Typical Holiday Price

£1146 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kobe varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Kobe.

Where to stay in Kobe

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kobe, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kobe

Jon L. | Trip by SkyscannerNankin-machi
lightworker999 | Trip by SkyscannerIkuta Shrine
Ikuta Shrine
tam | Trip by SkyscannerKobe Port Tower
Kobe Port Tower
tam | Trip by SkyscannerChinatown (南京町)
Chinatown (南京町)
みぃ | Trip by SkyscannerMeriken Park (メリケンパーク)
Meriken Park (メリケンパーク)
Beth Williams | Trip by SkyscannerKobe Harborland (神戸ハーバーランド)
Kobe Harborland (神戸ハーバーランド)
みぃ | Trip by SkyscannerRokkō Alpine Botanical Garden (六甲高山植物園)
Rokkō Alpine Botanical Garden (六甲高山植物園)
John H. | Trip by SkyscannerArima Onsen
Arima Onsen
Shiori Yamaguchi | Trip by SkyscannerArimainari Shrine (有馬稲荷神社)
Arimainari Shrine (有馬稲荷神社)
Naoko Harada | Trip by SkyscannerRokko Cable (六甲ケーブル)
Rokko Cable (六甲ケーブル)

Reviews of Kobe

KeaneSan Francisco

I can only speak for the Kobe waterfront, which I found to be lovely, albeit touristy. It's very clean and comfortable, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants. I also loved seeing the statues of the cute Anpanman along the street.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford

This is the 6th largest city in Japan on Osaka Bay. We arrived by ship and were able to walk to the train station to get to Osaka.

TY Ong
TY OngKuala Lumpur

Kobe Harborland, a premier commercial and sightseeing destination on the site of the former Japan National Railways Minatogawa Cargo Station,

WanugeeSF Bay Area, Western US

Kobe as long been an international port city in Japan, and as such, has more international influences in business, foreigners, and variety of cultural influences than your average Japanese City. This goes back hundred of years. My mother always told me about the foreign influences in KObe, having grown up just a few cite away. The City itself has a dramatic setting, right on the coast on one side, and the rising mountain ranges on the other, making for interesting vistas. The city and the surrounding area was devastated by the big earthquake in the late 1980s, which killed 6,000 people. But at least in infrastructure, the city has recovered, although the memories of the shock still linger.

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