Kobe (Osaka)

Japan

Cruises To Osaka

Situated between mountains and the sea, Kobe is Japan's sixth-largest city and a port bustling with culture and fine cuisine. Named after its origin, famous Kobe beef is one of the delicacies to enjoy at the many gourmet restaurants. Don't miss the chance to visit Ikuta Shrine - one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines - or tour a museum to learn about local culture. For sweeping views of the vibrant city, explore one of the nearby mountainsides through a diverse selection of activities.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Osaka (Tempozan Wharf-3 1-chome, Kaigan-dori, Minato-ku, Osaka) Your ship will dock at this port.
  • Time Zone
    JST (Japan Standard Time) UTC/GMT + 9 hours
  • Language
    Japanese is the official language.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Local currency is the Japanes Yen (JPY)
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised shore excursions.
    • Famous For
      You probably associate this city with its luscious beef of the same name, but this is just the beginning of the cuisine and culture of Kobe, a thriving international metropolitan city.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Kobe's Nada District is Japan's top sake (rice wine) producing region, offering of a number of sake breweries. So go and explore, learn the process and taste a sample.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Osaka is known for Gyoza, Ramen noodles and Kobe beef. For something very local, try Matsuzaka beef (a well-kept secret).
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