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Book a vacation rental for your Kobe getaway

Enjoy the museums and other features of Kobe. This city's gardens, shopping and hot springs draw many visitors. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan and Legoland Discovery Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Kobe

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Kobe a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan (13.6 mi / 22 km)
  • Legoland Discovery Center (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Universal Studios Japan® (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Big Bang (22.7 mi / 36.6 km)
  • Shin-Kobe Ropeway (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Kawasaki Good Times World (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kobe

Kobe is famous for its picturesque gardens and relaxing hot springs. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kobe is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sumiyoshi Park (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Higashi Yuenchi Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Sorakuen Garden (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Meriken Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Suwayama Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Harborland Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Kobe

Fly into Kobe (UKB), the closest airport, located 4.6 mi (7.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Osaka (ITM-Itami), which is 15.5 mi (25 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Kobe Sannomiya Station, Kobe Kasuganomichi Station and Kobe Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Kobe by catching a ride on the metro at Sannomiya Hanadokeimae Station, Kyukyoryuchi Daimarumae Station or Boeki Center Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kobe, JP?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 300 vacation rentals around Kobe. From 137 condo and apartment rentals to 70 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kobe?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kobe:

  • Chuo Ward: 36 vacation rentals
  • Hatobacho: 33 vacation rentals
  • Kobe City Centre: 34 vacation rentals
  • Nishinari: 391 vacation rentals
  • Ikuno Ward: 110 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Kobe?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kobe. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Rokko: 1,556 vacation rentals
  • Kawasaki Good Times World: 1,355 vacation rentals
  • Kobe Oishi Station: 1,553 vacation rentals
  • Kobe Kitasuzurandai Station: 146 vacation rentals
  • Choueke Family Residence: 1,337 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kobe listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kobe?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 137 Condos/Apartments in Kobe. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kobe include:

  • Houses: 70 rentals available
  • Studios: 135 rentals available
  • Hotels: 89 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Kobe?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 261 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Kobe. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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