Kobe, a prototypical Japanese port town, is a famous city that’s surrounded by ocean and mountains, with spectacular views from Mt. Rokko and from the harbor as well as a million-dollar nightscape. Located roughly in the center of the Japanese islands and just 60 minutes by car or 30 minutes by ferry from Kansai International Airport, this resort area makes an ideal jumping-off point from which to enjoy the Kansai region. Nearby sightseeing destinations such as Kyoto and Osaka are only 20 to 50 minutes away by car, making them close enough for day trips
Hotel is surrounded on three sides by the ocean. Enjoy quintessential Kobe scenes as the harbor, Kobe Port Tower, and Kobe Maritime Museum stretch out beneath your eyes. Each guest room has a balcony so that you can enjoy the glittering ocean and urban nightscape, which change with each passing hour. Your stay will evoke an elegant voyage by ship as you relax in the salt breeze blowing in off the ocean.
With a passenger ship terminal on its second floor, the hotel invites guests to enjoy Kobe’s unique ambience as a port town as they watch luxurious passenger liners and yachts arrive in port from voyages that have taken them around the world. The hotel building features a landscape design that lets it blend into the surrounding environment even as it serves as a landmark in the harbor. Its exterior evokes white waves rising up from the ocean, reflecting our hope that its gentle curves will disappear seamlessly into the ocean beneath and the sky above.