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Kobe Travel Guide

If you'd like to combine your hotels and flights to save money, you're in the perfect place! Just kick back, unwind and let the travel experts at Orbitz help you plan the ultimate Kobe getaway. Think about all the things you could buy with a saving of up to $369^. Simply pick your preferred airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences to save cash! And it gets better — if you're not sure where to stay or how to get there, our immense database has 500,000 hotels worldwide and 500 airlines. All you need to do is choose! You're guaranteed to find something to suit your style. Orbitz' packages offer endless options to customize your vacation along with an experience you're unlikely to forget.

Where is Kobe?

Plane tickets? Got 'em. Bags packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going? Before you jump in the airport cab, it'll be handy to know where Kobe is. It's situated roughly 270 miles west of Tokyo, the national capital, and 18 miles southeast of Ono. With so many things to do in this corner of Hyogo, it's easy to understand why 1,500,000 people choose to call it home.

Places to Visit in Kobe

See the best local music at Kobe Culture Hall, a lively music venue. Like some more options? Be sure to plan a stop off to wonder at the interesting exhibits at Sawa-no-Tsuru Museum. But there's more! Kobe City Museum is home to an impressive range of historical exhibits, allowing visitors to experience the events and stories that formed this region.

Car Rentals in Kobe

Kobe is calling your name, and the best way to see it is with your own ride. Search, compare and book car rentals in Kobe in a matter of clicks with Orbitz. Ready to hit the gas? Pick up your car from the Itami Airport area and the only taxiing you'll have to do is from the runway to arrivals. Drop by Hertz, one of the most reliable offices in the vicinity. Get your rental vehicle in the middle of town and you'll be navigating the busy streets like a local before you know it. The best outlet here is Europcar at 5-1-27 Onoedori Chuo-Ku.

Where to stay in Kobe – Hotel Accommodation

Don't miss your opportunity. Secure one of 56 hotels in Kobe and get the ball rolling on all your activities. If something a bit extravagant is what you're after, slip between the silky sheets at the Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland (7-2 Hatoba-cho) or the Oriental Hotel (25 Kyomachi). If you're planning to travel on a shoestring budget, consider the Kobe Kua House (3-10-15 Ninomiya Cho Chuoku) and the HOSTEL NAKAMURA Kobe (2-1-20 Kominatodori).

Nearest Airports to Kobe

Slow security lines, expensive food and drink, delayed flights — it'll all be a distant memory once you finally touch down in your destination. Itami Airport (ITM) is Kobe's most convenient airport. It's located 16 miles from the town center.

Popular Places to Visit Near Kobe

If you've discovered the offerings of Kobe already, don't fret. You've actually got renowned tourist attractions close at hand! The Todaiji Temple entices people from all continents of the globe. Seika, just 35 miles from Kobe, is a convenient base when stopping by this world-famous attraction.

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Pulled out your passport, booked that long-awaited trip but now you can't go? No need to panic — we make canceling a piece of cake by not demanding a fee.^ Act swiftly and your selected hotel and airline might do the same!

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