神戸ハーバーランド Kobe Harborland
Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.
- Around Kobe
- 1-5-8 Higashikawasakicho, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0044, Japan
- Opening Hours
- Open Every Day
Enjoy food and shopping all day
Kobe Harborland is a shopping and amusement district along the harbor of Kobe. Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum and Umie shopping mall were opened in 2013. There are three main buildings in the district. You can visit them to shop, eat and just have fun.
Mosaic has a variety of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. Specialized pancake shops, “Eggs ‘n Things” and “Butter” can also be found. Some cafes are on the seaside like the “Real dining Cafe” where you can have dinner while enjoying the beautiful harbor view at night.
The “Concerto” ship leaves at the seaside of the Mosaic. At their lunch or dinner cruise, you can enjoy the view of Kobe stretched along the mountains, Akashi bridge and Awaji island too. You can purchase a ticket at the ticket counter on the 1st floor of Mosaic. (Tickets are usually available 30 minutes prior to the departure time) It would be a great way to enjoy the iconic view of the harbor of Kobe, especially in sunny day, at sunset.
Umie has a local-oriented selection of shops such as supermarkets, book stores and various clothing shops in addition to cafes. It consists of two malls: the south mall and the north mall. The public space between these malls has free wi-fi and displays artworks each season. The most famous one is a ball machine called “Ding Dong”. When you are tired of shopping, it is a good place to rest.
If you are interested in the experience of watching movies with Japanese subtitles, there is a movie theater in the south mall. They sell discount tickets on the 1st and the 16th of every month.
Have fun and go shopping next to the sea!
Kobe Harbor Land is surrounded by walking paths and promenades including a waterfront boardwalk and the Gaslight Street that is lit in the evenings by old-fashioned gas street lights.
The Kobe Harbor Signal Tower is at the edge of the waterfront. The 46.3-meter-high tower had guided ships to and from the harbor from 1921 to 1990, as the signal tower. Two years later, it was moved to the current location. It flies flags representing Kobe and praying for a safe voyage.
There is also very delightful area with various facilities featuring shopping, gourmet, cinemas, and entertainment. The two largest shopping complex in this area are “Mosaic” and “Umi-e”.
“Mosaic” is a pleasant shopping complex along the waterfront with a variety of small fashion boutiques and a wide selection of restaurants, many of which overlook the harbor. A small amusement park with Ferris wheel which is lit up in the night is found at one end of “Mosaic”.
There is also a landing place for cruise ship, “Concerto” offering “Lunch”, “Tea”, and “Dinner” cruises. After you are welcome by providing live music at the entrance, you will be attracted by views of the tranquil ocean and the Kobe coastline from the ship. If you choose a “Lunch” or “Dinner” cruise, you can see “Akashi Kaikyo bridge” from a very short distance.
“Umi-e”, on the other hand, is a shopping mall with Izumiya supermarket, UNIQLO, ZARA, and H&M clothing stores, and various shops.
“Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall” is really famous museum among young children, so very crowded throughout the year. The children can play with popular characters from Anpanman in the “Museum Area”, and buy character goods in the “Shopping Mall Area”.
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