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Enjoy Sightseeing in Kobe on SKY BUS KOBE!

If you want to enjoy Kobe's popular sightseeing spots, it's recommended that you ride Sky Bus Kobe, an open-top bus, around the city! With a new course starting from April of 2019, you can get your fill of Kobe's fun places! This article will introduce some of the wonderful scenery that can be seen aboard the Sky Bus Kobe!

The bright red exterior is a feature of Sky Bus Kobe
The bright red exterior is a feature of Sky Bus Kobe

Highlights of the "Kobe Panoramic Tour"

The Kobe Panoramic Tour takes about 60 minutes to go around the popular sightseeing spots of Kobe. Now, this article will introduce these highlights!

Minatojima Tunnel

After departing from Sannomiya Bus Terminal, the first highlight you'll go through is a tunnel with a total length of 1.6 km and a depth of 12 meters underwater. Ride through Minatojima Tunnel on an open-top bus to feel the full impact of the wind, for an experience just like riding a roller coaster!

When running through the tunnel, this course will make your heart race!
When running through the tunnel, this course will make your heart race!

Kobe Bridge

This bridge boasts splendid scenery, such as Mount Rokko and Kobe Port, making it a highly recommended photo spot.

Take in the beautiful sunset view of Kobe from Kobe Bridge.
Take in the beautiful sunset view of Kobe from Kobe Bridge.

Kobe Port Tower

Kobe's landmark Kobe Port Tower was built as the world first pipe structure tower made for tourism. Designed in the motif of a traditional Japanese drum, it boasts a height of 108 meters. Enjoy the full impact of the tower directly above you from Sky Bus Kobe, where no ceiling blocks your view!

Why not snap a shot of Kobe's landmark Kobe Port Tower?
Why not snap a shot of Kobe's landmark Kobe Port Tower?

Kitano Meister Garden

Originally built as an elementary school in the early 1900s, this building today serves as a base for exploring the Kitano Ijinkan (The Former Foreign Settlement) area. Visitors can also enjoy shopping for Kobe brand souvenirs or even try making some crafts here. With its excellent plateau views, about 200 foreign residences, called "Ijinkan", were constructed in Kitano. Even today, many of them, such as English House and Weathercock House, remain as popular tourist attractions. Have fun walking among the stylish retro shops and homes that line the streets of this area!

The retro yet modern Kitano Meister Garden
The retro yet modern Kitano Meister Garden
You can also enjoy shopping or craft-making experiences at Kitano Meister Garden
You can also enjoy shopping or craft-making experiences at Kitano Meister Garden

Details of the "Kobe Panoramic Tour"

OPEN
Duration
About 1 hour
Fares
Adult (Junior High School and Up) ¥2,000; Child (Elementary School) ¥1,000
Departure Times
11:30 am, 4:00 pm
Tel
078-231-4898
Reservations
Telephone reservations are taken 1 month prior to the desired date (Ticket pre-sales are available on the website.)

*Please register at Counter 5 of Shinki Bus Kobe Sannomiya Bus Terminal at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

Other courses are available. Sky Bus Kobe is also sold in a set ticket with the City Loop, a convenient bus for sightseeing in Kobe. Be sure to check Sky Bus Kobe's website for details!

Sky Bus Kobe URL(English)