Kobe: Sannomiya Station Area

Kobe: Sannomiya Station Area

The Sannomiya Station area is the centre of Kobe in terms of access to the most popular attractions, shopping, dining, nightlife and greatest number of hotels and other accommodation. The neighbourhoods between Sannomiya Station and Motomachi Station in particular have plenty to entice you to visit with hotels dotted throughout. Staying in the area also puts you within walking distance or a short train-ride of districts including Nankinmachi (Chinatown) and the bay areas, along with the more distant Nada ‘sake’ district.


You’ll find a good range of large to mid-sized Western-style hotels either side of Sannomiya Station, along with budget options and self-contained accommodation. For visitors wanting maximum convenience, Remm Plus Kobe Sannomiya Hotel connects to the station itself with many other hotels in close proximity. Most hotels in the area feature Western-style rooms and amenities.  Given the amount of things to do in the immediate neighbourhood, and the ease with which you can move to and from Sannomiya Station to other areas of the city, we recommend staying in this area when visiting Kobe.


Sannomiya is one of Kobe’s major train stations making it easy to reach. For visitors heading there from Osaka, rapid and local services run direct from Osaka Station to Sannomiya, taking from 20 to 40 minutes depending on which service you choose. Alternatively, for visitors heading to Kobe using the San’yo Shinkansen to Shin-Kobe Station, the Kobe City Subway Seishin Yamate Line runs from Shin-Kobe to Sannomiya (subway) Station in only 2-minutes. From there it’s a short walk to JR Sannomiya Station with immediate access to the surrounding area


Kobe: Sannomiya Station Area