DISCOVER THE REAL JAPAN


Lexis Japan is located in the centre of Kobe, ‘Japan’s most liveable city’.
Enjoy the best of traditional and modern Japan!

ABOUT KOBE

Japan’s ‘most liveable’ city, Kobe, runs along the slopes of the Rokko Mountains and down to the shore of Osaka Bay. At first glance, Kobe is a modern, vibrant metropolitan centre, but it doesn’t take long to start to discover the unique personalities of the many villages that made up the old town; Find the original ‘European quarter’, Japan’s longest-established Chinatown, the modern harbour foreshores or, a little further afield, the traditional hot springs at Arima Onsen and the bamboo forests of the Rokko ranges. More than anything, this is a city that invites patient exploration, with new secrets waiting to be discovered every day.

1,528,478

Kobe population

7th

The seventh-largest city in Japan

2000+

Years of city history

600+

Sites and attractions listed on Tripadvisor

ESSENTIAL ATTRACTIONS

FOOD AND DRINKS

NIGHT LIFE

GETTING AROUND

BUS
Kobe has an efficient network of buses. You can travel anywhere in the city for a fixed rate of ¥210.
SHINKANSEN
Ride the iconic bullet train – Kobe to Tokyo in only 160 minutes.
SHIN-KOBE STATION
Connects to the Shinkansen network at Shin-Kobe station.
KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The main transport hub for Western Japan, conveniently located an hour away from Kobe
KOBE AIRPORT
Fly within Japan – only 30 minutes from Lexis campus.
BIKE
Kobe is a bike friendly city, join hundreds of locals getting around via bike.

LOCATION & ORIENTATION

Osaka
< 12mins

Theme parks, castles. Dive into Japan’s enigmatic cities.

Nara
< 1hr 20mins

Historical treasures and old pilgrimage routes.

Kyoto
< 30mins

A city of ancient temples and old world mystery.

Tokyo
< 3hrs

A modern metropolis jam-packed with unlimited fun.

Hiroshima
< 70mins

Heritage-listed sites coupled with the rich natural beauty of Japan’s coastline.

Mount Fuji
< 5hrs 30mins

Experience this iconic natural wonder for yourself.

Osaka
< 12mins

Theme parks, castles. Dive into Japan’s enigmatic cities.

Nara
< 1hr 20mins

Historical treasures and old pilgrimage routes.

Kyoto
< 30mins

A city of ancient temples and old world mystery.

Tokyo
< 3hrs

A modern metropolis jam-packed with unlimited fun.

Hiroshima
< 70mins

Heritage-listed sites coupled with the rich natural beauty of Japan’s coastline.

Mount Fuji
< 5hrs 30mins

Experience this iconic natural wonder for yourself.