Kobe Harborland Umie
Umie MOSAIC is a part of Kobe Harborland Umie, a shopping complex right next to and faces Kobe port. It is third-story building and first and third are floors for restaurants and second is for shopping and restaurants. A wooden deck on the second floor lets you see mooring sightseeing boats and scenery.
Kobe-Sannomiya Center Gai
The Kobe-Sannomiya Center Gai, the shopping street where all of Kobe’s traffic networks converge, is always bustling with activity. With the latest trendy items and all sorts of stores assembled along this street, many people from Kobe and the surrounding areas do their shopping here.
Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets
This factory outlet mall was designed to look like a port town in southern Europe. The outlet sells brand-name goods from inside and outside Japan and there are 13 seaport restaurants. On weekends, there are outdoor events.
Mitsui Outlet Park – Marine Pia Kobe
Modeled to look like a southern European port town, Mitsui Outlet Park – Marine Pia Kobe features shops and buildings that resemble a fishing port. This outlet mall is just a short train ride from central Kobe and offers spectacular views of the nearby Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world.
The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe
The Old Foreign Settlement was established as a place where foreigners could live and trade when the Port of Kobe opened at the end of the Tokugawa regime. The beautiful, well-designed streets are based on examples of modern city planning from that time and look just like something from a story book.
The Swedish furniture giant IKEA presents its contribution of making cities more colorful and stylish. Colorful paintings on the outside, bright and fancy upholstery in the inside.