Kobe Port Tower

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Kobe Port Tower
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The 108-meter-high Kobe Port Tower is one of the most famous landmarks of the port city of Kobe. The observation tower was completed in 1963. A key feature is its tubular construction, and it was the first tower to have this form of construction. The structure resembles a Tsuzumi, an elongated traditional Japanese drum and the first tower in Japan to be illuminated at night.


Closed for renovation work, and scheduled to reopen on April 26, 2024. The renewal will feature an open-air 360-degree observation deck on the rooftop, a museum, a revolving cafe & bar, a pop-up space for stores, and more.



5-5 Hatobachō, Chūō-ku, Kobe, Hyogo (Map) (Directions)

Located in

Meriken Park


9:00 - 21:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 21:00
Thursday 9:00 - 21:00
Friday 9:00 - 21:00
Saturday 9:00 - 21:00
Sunday 9:00 - 21:00
Holidays 9:00 - 21:00



General Amenities

  • Combini
  • Restroom
  • Free guides/pamphlets

Language support

  • Audio Guide (English)

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash
  • Credit cards accepted

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The Kobe Port Tower is a symbolic landmark of Kobe, and a great place to catch the amazing scenery of the region.

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