Kobe: Bay Area
Kobe is one of Japan’s most important and historic port cities and with the redevelopment of much of its waterfront over recent years, staying around the bay area is a good option when seeking-out some of the city’s best accommodation and a sense of its character and heritage. Noting that parts of the Bay Area overlap with Kobe’s Nankinmachi ‘Chinatown’ Area, staying seaside while in Kobe puts you within easy reach of most attractions while providing a sense of the city’s maritime character.
The Bay Area takes in Meriken Park, Kobe Harborland and other neighbourhoods in which you’ll some of the city’s best hotels including Hotel Okura Kobe, Meriken Park Oriental Hotel and Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland plus more options around Kobe Station. Many of the more notable buildings in the bay area is illuminated at night, imbuing it with atmosphere which encourages you to wander and explore or take in the views from some of the area’s larger hotels.