Kobe Port Tower 神戸ポートタワー
The towering landmark of Kobe is your aerie for cityscape views
Completed in 1963, Kobe Port Tower was designed by the Nikken Sekkei Company, the famous Japanese architecture firm behind works like the Tokyo Skytree and the redesigned Barcelona Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe.
How to Get There
You can reach the tower by train and a short walk.
Located nearby Meriken Park, the Kobe Port Tower is a 10-minute walk south of Motomachi Station.
Catch the stunning views at night
Towering an impressive 108 meters high, this sightseeing structure was designed to resemble a traditional hourglass-shaped Japanese drum that is often used in Noh and kabuki theater. With the red latticing mimicking the red ropes of the drum and entwined lighting, Kobe Port Tower at night is one of the city's most breathtaking sights.
Facilities inside the building
Inside the building, the tower has a number of observation decks, giving you ample opportunity to take in the city's beauty. (The Port Tower is undergoing renovation work and is closed to the public until 2023 when it is scheduled to reopen.)
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