Kyoto (Kobe)


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Cruises To Kobe

The compact city of Kōbe is ideally situated between the mountains and the sea. It only takes a short time in this walker’s paradise to see why Kōbe is considered one of Japan’s most beautiful cities. Where else can you find natural waterfalls (Nunobiki Falls) in an urban setting that have inspired artists for centuries? Historic sites and museums intertwine with immaculate parks and vibrant culinary, arts and jazz music scenes. Come savor a day in this unique cosmopolitan city with Norwegian.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Kobe (4-5 Shinko-chou, chuo-ku, Kobe city, Japan) Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    JST (Japan Standard Time); UTC/GMT +9 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Japanese. “Konnichiwa” means hello while “sayonara” is goodbye. For please, say “kudasai” and “arigato gozaimas” for thank you.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Japanese Yen (JPY) Kobe is home to several Shotengai (shopping streets) where you can browse a wide range of stores and pause at a restaurant to savor some delicious local cuisine.
    • Famous For
      Kobe is one of Japan’s most important ports and is known for its world-famous Kobe beef and delicious sake. And with its location between the sea and the Rokko mountain, Kobe is considered one of the country’s most attractive cities.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Hike or ride a cable car to the top of Mount Rokko for panoramic views of the port. Several attractions, including the Rokko International Musical Box Museum and a botanical garden, are located at the summit.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Travel back in time with a visit to the wooden Ikuta Shrine—built in the 3rd century as one of Japan’s


A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.


Traditional Kyoto

Discover the gracious spirit of Old Japan on this full-day tour to three of Kyoto's most alluring sites. ...


Nara Discovery

Explore two religious icons founded in the 8th century in Japan’s former capital of Nara: one a massive Buddhist temple,...


Nara & Osaka Discovery

Enjoy the unrivaled charm of Nara and Osaka, two of Japan's most historic cities, on this full-day tour. ...


Highlights of Kyoto

Explore two of Kyoto's marquee attractions: the impressive Golden Pavilion and formidable Nijo Castle, a quintessential ...

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