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.
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.
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.
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)