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Kobe Animal Kingdom is a flower and bird park which is situated on Port Island in the city. The park is located in a greenhouse and surrounded by it as well. Earlier, it was named as Kobe Kachoen. The park was created by Kamo Mototeru and was opened in 2016 in the month of March. Some of the features of the park include sheep, otters, horses, camels, pigs, capybara, penguins, deer, red panda, owls, begonia, fuchsia, Phasianidae, Anatidae, toucans, African penguins, Nymphaea and others.
The Kobe Oji Zoo mainly focuses on pandas mostly. The exhibit of the pandas is right in the center and is the most attractive exhibit in the place. Students, senior citizens and people with a disability certificate can enter the zoo free of cost while it is chargeable for others. Tan Tan is the name of the panda who is the most famous panda in the exhibit. During sunny days, he can be seen out resting or eating. The Koala House is another attraction which is famous at the zoo.
Nunobiki Ropeway is way on the top of the city that is travelled via rope carrying the cable cars. From the above, the view of the city and the Kobe Harbour is breath-taking. At the top is also a cafe that serves German Beers, wurst and pretzels. The ropeway also has a path leading to beautiful gardens and small shrines.
Nunobiki Herb Garden is situated on Mount Rokko. It has a number of herb plants, planted in its premises along with a rest house for the visitors. Almost 200 varieties of herbs are implanted in the garden, featuring around 75,000 herbs. The garden is open every day and a nominal entry fee is charged as well. The garden also has restaurants, cafes, museums, gift shops and exhibits. The garden can be accessed only by a gondola lift named Shin-Kobe Ropeway.
Meriken Park is situated in Hyogo Prefecture. The park has a number of attractions including Kobe Port Tower, the memorial for the victims of the earthquake at Great Hanshin and Kobe Maritime. The Hotel Okura Kobe and the Oriental Hotel at the park are also some of its major attractions and are housed in the premises of the park.
Arima Onsen is also one of the most visited tourist attraction in the city. It is a hot spring or commonly called an onsen and is considered as a treasure for the modern city. The site is beautiful with its amazing surroundings as well as an escape point for people who want to enjoy some moments close to nature. The site is close to the metropolitan area so it is visited by a lot of locals as well as tourists.
Kobe, located on the main island of Honshu, the city is one of the largest in the country and also regarded as the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture. The city has a population of almost 1.5 million people. The city has almost 169 elementary schools and 81 middle schools. Some of the famous attractions of the city include the Kobe Port Tower, Weathercock House, Kobe Mosque, Kobe Golf Club, Kobe Regatta and Athletic Club, Mount Rokko, Mount Maya, Kobe City Museum and Museum of Literature etc. The city also conducts a Kobe Fashion Week. A number of jazz clubs are housed in Kobe. The main sports played in the city are Baseball, football, Futsal, Rugby, Volleyball, Professional Wrestling and others. There are 9 wards in Kobe namely Nishi-Ku, Kita-Ku, Tarumi-Ku, Suma-Ku, Nagata-Ku, Hyogo-Ku, Chuo-ku, Nada-Ku and Higashinada-Ku.
How to Get Tickets?
'Tickets can be booked easily for all the places as well as the city on this website and payment can be made online as well.
How To Get Around?
The city has a number of ropeways to catch on like the Maya Ropeway, the Maya Cable car, the Rokko Cable Line and many more. You can also rent a car for the entire trip. Bullet trains are also an option.
What Should I Wear?
Kimono is the traditional dress of the place and must be given a try. You can wear long skirts with tops and accessorize well. Carry a jacket or a cardigan for nights.
Best Time to Visit
Spring and Autumn are the best time to go to the city as the temperatures are not on the extreme at these times. Months from March to May and September to November are the best.
Will I Need a Guide?
The website will guide you about everything. A guide is not needed.
How To Get There?
You can start from the Kansai International Airport and reach the Kansai Airport Rapid Service which will take you to Osaka Station. From Osaka, you can get a direct train to Kobe.
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