Kobe Travel Guide

Browse 9 travel reviews, 12 travel blogs and 900 travel photos from real travelers to Kobe.

People Traveling to Kobe

Aqued… Shaina Alex Nev Edgar Suzan… Leanne

Kobe Locals

Kenan Aleja… DAVE Amelia Yohei A Tra… Tomon…

Check Kobe Hotel Deals


Kobe Overview

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan, with a population of around 1.5 million. Kobe is the capital of Hyōgo Prefecture and is situated on the Island of Honshū, about 30 km west of Osaka.

Kobe was devastated by a huge, magnitude 6.9, earthquake on January 17th, 1995. About 6,434 people were killed and a further 212,443 were rendered homeless by this tragic event. Some of the damage has been preserved as a memorial of this terrible natural disaster.

Popular Nearby Destinations

Another intense corner of urban Japan, Osaka has it's hidden gems like that of Kyoto and has the manic pace of Tokyo. The capital of Japan’s most cultural-heavy region, Kansai, Osaka was al…
351travelers 123reviews 190blogs