Kobe hotels fill up fast during Japan's many special events and festivals. Kobe is a magnet that attracts people with a diversity of interests, from culture and history to endless urban delights available in the attractive and relaxed city. Sitting on the same bay as Osaka, Kobe is close to other major Japanese cities, but has a vibe all its own. The closeness of Kyoto, less than two hours by public transportation or car, makes Kobe even more attractive for visitors looking for possible day trips. Using hotels in Kobe Japan as a base, and making day trips to nearby cities, can be a great way to save.
Kobe accommodations are as diverse as lodging in Tokyo but on a much smaller scale. There are guesthouses, mid-range, and luxury hotels to choose between. There are a large number of cheap hotels in Kobe valued by tourists who have taken a hit by the high costs in Tokyo. Hotel Okura Kobe (pictured), situated in Meriken Park, is one of the upscale Kobe hotels offering a huge variety of guest services. This port hotel provides great views of the bay, modern and elegant public areas, and complimentary airport transportation. Dining options include Cantonese, Japanese, and French cuisine. Hotel Okura Kobe accommodations provide access to an onsite gym, heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a tennis court, and an outdoor pool.
Hotels in Kobe Japan such as Holiday Inn Express Shin-Kobe offer visitors a small reminder of home, which can be a comfort during long vacations. The less than one hundred rooms are a nice change from some other massive hotels. The location is quieter than most, and with quick access to Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Station, transportation is a breeze. Business travelers appreciate onsite business services including meeting rooms and catering, alongside comfortable Kobe accommodations. Kobe lodging at the Holiday Inn includes in-room wireless Internet, free parking, and complimentary concierge services to set up tours, meetings, and reservations.
Chisun Hotel Kobe accommodations are economical, convenient, and comfortable. Chisun Hotel is close to the Harbor which makes it a good location for both business and pleasure. Excellent connections from the nearby subway station are another reason this hotel is a good choice for those who want to explore or need to travel within the city. Popular shopping areas, sports venues, and plenty of entertainment are each close at hand. Onsite dining offers even more advantages. Like many Kobe hotels, some rooms are very small, which is reflected in the price, while others are quite large, accommodating families well.
Kobe's destruction by the 1995 earthquake didn't trip up the day-to-day in Kobe for long. A ten-year revitalization has it back on its feet and more lively than ever with plenty of Kobe accommodations to choose between. The many city attractions that are accessible when staying at hotels in Kobe Japan are surprising. Kobe lodging offers easy approach to Chinatown, Rokko Island, and Port Island, both man-made bay islands offering many things to do. Kobe City Museum, Harbor Land, and Meriken Park are all interesting points to visit along with the city's best onsens, a hard miss during Japanese vacations.