Kobe Port Tower, the gigantic city landmark structure

With an impressive 108 meters in height, this structure is designed to resemble a traditional hourglass-shaped Japanese drum. #PortalJapan See More⬇️⬇️⤵️⤵️

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&nbspKobe Port Tower, the gigantic city landmark structure
Kobe’s massive landmark structure

Completed in 1963, the Kobe Harbor Tower in Hyogo Prefecture was designed by the Nikken Sekkei Company, the famous Japanese firm behind works such as Tokyo Skytree and Barcelona’s redesigned Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe.

&nbspKobe Port Tower, the gigantic city landmark structure
The entrance to the tower

Enjoy the amazing views at night

With an impressive 108 meters in height, this tourist structure is designed to resemble a traditional hourglass-shaped Japanese drum that is commonly used in the Noh and Kabuki theaters.

&nbspKobe Port Tower, the gigantic city landmark structure
What a stunning night view!

With its red lattice structure mimicking the red drum strings and interconnected LEDs, Kobe Harbor Tower at night is one of the most amazing views in the city.

&nbspKobe Port Tower, the gigantic city landmark structure
A closer look

Installations within the structure

Inside the tower there are several observation platforms. There is also a rotating coffee shop that runs a full turn every 20 minutes, providing enough time to soak up the beauty of the city. Watch the video below:

Located near Meriken Park, the tower is a 10-minute walk south of Motomachi Station.

Kobe Port Tower (神 戸 ポ ー ト タ ワ ー)

  • Business hours from
    9am to 9pm (March to November, admission allowed until 8:30 pm)
    9am to 7pm (December to February, admission allowed until 6:30 pm)
  • Ticket: ¥ 700 (adults) and ¥ 300 (children)
  • Website for information: http://www.kobe-port-tower.com/
  • Tap here to open map and see location
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