Welcome to Kobe
Kobe has a population of about 1.54 million. It is a warm place with an average annual temperature of 16.6 degree Celsius. To the south of the city area there is the beautiful and calm Setonaikai, to the north the Rokko mountain range which is rich in nature, and to the north and west there are pastoral areas. We hope you enjoy the beautiful nature all year around in Kobe, a city surrounded by the sea, the mountains and the night view of Kobe.
Kobe has developed centering around the Port of Kobe since Port’s opening in 1868. Therefore, major heavy industries such as steel and shipbuilding industries have flourished and the basic skills of many small-to-medium companies have supported the industries in Kobe.
Cutting Edge Projects
Currently, the city is forming a cluster of “intelligence” consisting of a super computer with the world’s third fastest computing power called “Kei” and advanced regenerative medical research by Riken such as iPS cells.
Furthermore, industries in the growing fields such as robot and aircraft industries are based in Kobe too.
Real Heritage, Real Experiences
KOBE’s DOORWAY TO THE BEST OF JAPAN, EAST & WEST, and DOWNTOWN:
Kobe is also known as “a city of food”. “Kobe beef” and “Nada no sake” are loved by people around the world. In addition, the Port of Kobe has flourished as a trade port, so the city offers cuisines and sweets from all over the world.
We hope you enjoy the beautiful nature all year around in Kobe, a city surrounded by the sea , the mountains and the night view of Kobe.
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■UNIQUE LOCAL SIGHTS
Quick Facts About Kobe
|Average temperature||16.6℃（61.9 ℉）|