Originally the building of the Kobe branch of the Bank of Tokyo constructed in 1935, the Kobe City Museum was opened to the public in 1982 and expresses the theme of International cultural exchange. The museum exhibits a wealth of items of extreme importance including national treasures, artefacts, cultural icons and historic maps, totalling up to a collection of over nearly thirty-nine thousand items. The permanent exhibition halls focuses on the exchange of cultures between Japan and other cultures and feature theme descriptions in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese. The museum has been designated a national tangible cultural property and also frequently houses a number of special exhibitions that adhere to the main theme of cultural exchange.
Tickets cost around ¥200 for adults and around ¥150 for young adults and students
Open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily (except on Mondays)
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
Namban Art collection and the rotating exhibits
Designated prayer room facilities at the Kobe Museum will be unavailable, but it is possible to enquire the locals for a private area to use during prayer times. Visitors may also go to one of the mosques located in Kobe town.
Halal food at the Kobe Museum will be unavailable but visitors could chose to go to one of the several Halal restaurants located in the near vicinity of Kobe.