Kobe Japan Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal (Naka Pier)

Port Hotels near Kobe Cruise Ship Terminal in Japan

Skyline of Kobe Japan

Kobe, Japan

Kobe cruise port terminal offers spectacular views out to sea as well as across
the city. Built on artificial land, Kobe ship port terminal also has a
large harbor where many cruise liners dock. If you’re on a sailing
vacation in this stunning part of Asia, make sure you include
accommodation in Kobe, Japan as part of your vacation itinerary.

Many hotels and other types of accommodation can be found within
a kilometer or mile from the modern cruise port terminal and harbor.
Vessels dock at either Kobe Shinko Pier or Naka Pier.

Kobe Japan

A good variety of accommodation

There’s a good variety of hotels which can be found close to Kobe Bay and the ship harbor. When it comes to accommodation, along with hotels there is also a fine selection of B&Bs, hostels and apartments. Many visitors whether on business or pleasure, choose to stay in the city’s hotels in and around Kobe cruise ship port terminal.

Kobe’s scenic port is also located near the city’s busy commercial and leisure districts. The exciting waterfront area near the harbor, Nadagogo, has many sake breweries where you can enjoy a refreshing drink as you watch the world go by. During your stay in the fifth largest city in Japan on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, check out the western style houses, some of them dating back to the 18th century.

When choosing accommodation near the Kobe Japan cruise port, you will also be within walking distance of boutique restaurants, trendy shops and vibrant nightclubs.

Many passengers are staying in Osaka for a few days before or after the cruise. You can also consider to spend a day in Kyoto or Nara as well.

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Kobe by night
Hotel 1-2-3 Kobe
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Budget friendly property in downtown not far from JR Sannomiya Station.

Kitano district of Kobe Japan
Motomachi Tokyu REI Hotel
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Comfortable and very popular accommodation  near Motomachi Station.

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Kobe Portopia Hotel
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Located close to Shimin HIroba Station on the Port Island Line.

Kobe Cruise Port in Japan
  • Cruise Passenger Terminals

    Vessels can dock in the Port of Kobe at two different terminals.

    Smaller to mid-size ships are able to dock at The Naka Pier Cruise Terminal located right at the downtown waterfront. Large ships tie up at the Kobe Cruise Terminal at Shinko Pier No. 4, located only 5 minutes away from the city center by the Port Liner monorail. There is a total of six berths which can accommodate different vessels.

    From the harbor you can easily get to Sannomiya station, which is located in the city center of Kobe. Cruises from Kobe will bring you to various ports across Asia such as Shanghai, Hong Kong harbour and the cruise port of Singapore (Marina Bay).

  • Accommodation in the City of Kobe in Japan

    Guests can expect lots of hotel facilities whether staying for a couple of days, a week or longer. There’s everything from swimming pools to spas, health clubs and concierge services.

    Business clients can take advantage of the well-equipped conference or meeting rooms with the latest internet connections and communication amenities.

    When visiting this exciting destination in Japan it’s recommended to reserve hotels online sooner rather than later especially during the peak season.

    Once you have traveled across the big red Kobe Ohashi Bridge, spend some time in Meriken Park which is situated between the port terminal and Naka Pier Cruise Terminal.

    In Meriken Park you will find the Port Tower that has a wonderful fifth-floor panoramic view of the city and beyond. Check out the waterfront park as well as the exciting Maritime Museum and the memorial to the victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake.

    The city of Kobe in Japan really has some impressive hotels to choose from. What could be better as you disembark from your cruise ship than spending a few nights in top of the range accommodation?

    The splendid harbor is also home to small sailing boats, fishing boats and private vessels. If you have the time, how about a day trip to the ancient volcano Mount Rokko, only a one hour drive by taxi from Kobe Tower.

    Don’t forget your camera to take photographs of this awesome, natural attraction.

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  • Nearest Airport

    The closest airport is Kobe Airport, which handles both domestic and international flights.

    The airport can easily be reached by train from either the port and Sannomiya station (downtown).

    You can also opt to fly to/from Kansai International Airport, located in Osaka Bay. You can easily get to Kobe by high speed ferry (30 minutes) or shuttle bus.

    Osaka’s Itami International Airport only handles domestic flights (30 min by bus).

  • Some Cruise Facts

    Nearest Station : Kobe New Transist Port Liner Port Terminal Station

    The local currency is the Japanese Yen.

    Languages Japanese

    Timezone GMT +9

    Port Address : 4-5, Shinko-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0041 Japan

    Major cruiselines operating from the port are P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises and Cunard Cruise Line.

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