Welcome Events and Services

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.
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Shuttle Bus Services

The Port of Kobe offers a special free shuttle bus service between Naka Pier Cruise Terminal and downtown near China Town and JR Motomachi Sta., one-stop ride to the hub for rail trips to Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, Osaka and other destinations.

Tourist Information Center

The Port of Kobe will organize a tourist information center, money exchange counter and postal service at the passenger terminal.

Shuttle Bus to Down Town
Shuttle Bus to Downtown

Tourist Infomation
Tourist Infomation

Local Show
Local Show

Welcome Events for Passenger Vessels

The Port of Kobe welcome passengers and crews by holding various welcome events. As soon as a passenger vessel enters the Port, a fire boat sprays water, forming a welcome arch. When the vessel arrives at the terminal, the Kobe Fire Fighter Band plays music to welcome the vessel. On board the ship, a welcome ceremony is held, including delivery of a message from the Mayor of Kobe, presentation of gifts, and performances of Japanese dances and other traditional performing arts. Passengers are given guidemaps, post cards, or bookmarks of Kobe.

The Port of Kobe ,locating at the root of beautiful Rokko Mountains with view point full Park Way, can be called the Harbor of the attractive sceneries. Especially the view that we can see from the ship at her entering Kobe Port is outstanding of the best. Kobe city has become International City from Kobe Harbor ,so that is prepared to welcome the visitors.