Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Kobe getaway

Enjoy the museums and other features of Kobe. This city's gardens, shopping and hot springs draw many visitors. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Legoland Discovery Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Kobe

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Kobe a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (13.6 mi / 22 km)
  • Legoland Discovery Center (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Universal Studios Japan® (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Big Bang (22.7 mi / 36.6 km)
  • Shin-Kobe Ropeway (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Kawasaki Good Times World (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kobe

Kobe is famous for its picturesque gardens and relaxing hot springs. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kobe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sumiyoshi Park (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Higashi Yuenchi Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sorakuen Garden (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Meriken Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Suwayama Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Harborland Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Kobe

Fly into Kobe (UKB), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Kobe Sannomiya Station, Kobe Kasuganomichi Station and Kobe Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Kobe by catching a ride on the metro at Sannomiya Hanadokeimae Station, Kyukyoryuchi Daimarumae Station or Boeki Center Station.

Where to stay around Kobe?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 22 vacation rentals near Kobe. From 9 Houses to 13 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kobe for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kobe?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kobe. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kawasaki Good Times World: 70 vacation rentals
  • Kobe Harborland: 57 vacation rentals
  • Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution: 86 vacation rentals
  • Kitano Foreigners Club: 66 vacation rentals
  • Kobe Sumiyoshi Station: 96 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kobe listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kobe?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Houses in Kobe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kobe include:

  • Studios: 13 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 13 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Kobe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 21 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Kobe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.