I went to Kobe for one day and you can to! I live around the Tokyo/Chiba area so I thought I`d share how I went from Tokyo station to Shin-Kobe station.
8:40AM – 11:55AM
Leave from Tokyo Station on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen
I usually go to the actual station where bullet trains are available, wait in line, and pre-order at the ticket desk. It`s the easiest thing to do and usually seats aren’t sold out unless it`s during a major holiday. You can even buy a ticket on that particular day if you’re traveling with a small group of people.
You can however reserve a Japan rail pass online before arriving in Japan if you wish to do so. The information will be linked below in this article.
When you reach Shin-Kobe station, take the Seishin-Yamate line to Sannomiya station.
JR EAST RESERVATIONS
12:30PM – 1:30PM
Lunch Time at a well-known local food venue. Here is a list of restaurants for you to choose from.
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Stop by for an after lunch coffee or dessert at this unique Starbucks that gives off a 1900`s feel. This Starbucks was built in 1907 and decorated with antiques!
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Head to Kitano Ijinkan
Kitano Ijinkan is a museum of old houses built in the late 1800`s and during the WWII.
Here are some of the houses available to explore!
Don`t forget the shrine behind the Weathercock house. You can get your fortune told with water and meet some interesting creatures.
5:00PM – 6:45PM
Dinner at Misono & Ikuta Shrine
Misono was the first ever restaurant to serve teppanyaki style Kobe beef. The chefs cook in front of you on a grill and make you the best course meal of your life!
Next to Misono is Ikuta shrine. It`s one of the oldest in Japan and if you`re lucky, you can see a lot of Japanese weddings.
7:10PM – 10:00PM
Head back to Tokyo or where you`re staying!
For more information about these places and this Kobe one day itinerary, watch me in action on my channel LoveLyzKelly. Don`t forget to subscribe!