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TOURIST SERVICE, EVENTS AND INCENTIVES FOR CRUISE SHIPS / LINK

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OMOTENASHI CREW(TOURIST INFORMATION TEAM)

Our hospitality crew, who are well trained and have a wealth of knowledge about what to see and do in Kobe, will assist passengers in their sightseeing. Our hospitality crew can be recognized by the happi coats they wear, which are adorned with Kobe’s own unique tartan pattern. They can help you with a number of different things, such as transportation to your destination, and recommended sightseeing spots, local gourmet restaurants, and shopping areas where you can buy souvenirs.

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SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES

The Port of Kobe offers two lines special free shuttle bus service.The 1st line is between Kobe Port Terminal and downtown. The down town bus stop is near Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street, Nankinmachi (China town) and local train station.The 2nd line is from Naka Pier Cruise Terminal to the Terminal Station “Sannomiya”.

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TERMINAL EVENTS

At Port Terminal, mini-events and other entertainment are held for your enjoyment while you wait. These events introduce various aspects of Japanese culture such as origami, calligraphy, and kimono. (Content varies by season.) At some events, you can even experience it yourself or purchase it. (Dependent on ship conditions, port arrival and departure times, etc.)

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ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE CEREMONIES

A variety of ceremonial events will be held to celebrate both your arrival and your departure.

  • Colorful water spray displays by Kobe City fireboats.
  • Musical performances by the Kobe City Firefighter Band, regional universities, high schools, resident volunteer groups, and more.
  • A send-off with balloons made of natural materials at the time of your departure etc.
  • A welcome ceremony will be held to the cruise ship.

Welcome water ceremony

The Kobe Fire Fighter Band

Balloon ceremony

Welcome ceremony

Ceremony attraction

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INCENTIVES FOR PASSENGER SHIPS

The Port of Kobe offers passenger ships to discount on port charges such as Port Dues, Wharfage, Passenger Gangway Fees and water supply. Please do not hesitate to make inquiries regarding those discounts to Promotion Div., Port & Harbour Bureau. Mail to : cruise_kobeport@office.city.kobe.lg.jp

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SOCIAL MEDIA (SNS)

SNS URL
Facebook (Japanese only) https://www.facebook.com/KobePort1958
https://www.facebook.com/feelkobejp/
Twitter (Japanese only) https://twitter.com/kobeport1958
https://twitter.com/feelkobe_jp
Instagram (Japanese only) https://www.instagram.com/kobe.kanko/
Official travel guide of Kobe https://www.feel-kobe.jp/en/
SNS URL
Kobe city PR in English (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/kobecityPR
Kobe PR Ambassadors (SNS) https://www.instagram.com/kobe_pra/
https://twitter.com/Kobe_PRA
https://www.facebook.com/KobePRA
Hyogo Tourism Bureau /Kobe Area https://www.travelhyogo.org.e.aas.hp.transer.com/planning/hanshinkobe.html
https://www.travelhyogo.org.e.aas.hp.transer.com/
Japan National Tourism Organization /Kobe Area https://www.japan.travel/en/destin tions/kansai/hyogo/kobe-and-around/
https://www.japan.travel/en/
Japan Tourism Agency / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism https://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/index.html
Cruise Port Guide of Japan / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism https://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/cruise/