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Kobe Routes

  • Oita to Kobe / Kobe to Oita
    Sunflower Ferry operates ferry crossings on the route Oita - Kobe
    7 crossings weekly
    11 hr 20 min

Located on the island of Honshu, Kobe is a cosmopolitan city and one of the ports of greater importance of Japan. The beef meat produced in Kobe is considered a delicatessen all over the world. The city is also famous for its hot springs and the industry of fashion, with two annual festivals.

The ferry from Kobe sails to Oita. This route is operated by Sunflower Ferry. Below, you can see the latest details of routes and departure times, alongside a selection of our lowest prices.

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Ferries to and from Kobe

Ferry Sunflower offers a wide range of on board accommodation for all price ranges. Shared tourist accommodation is perfect for backpackers, but if you need more privacy then private accommodation is available. Each ship has a grand public bathroom, which is open to anyone in the morning or evening.

Kobe port facilities

The modern Port of Kobe has two terminals which are exclusively for passenger vessels. Both terminals have boarding bridges, used to link vessels to the terminal building that ensure the safety and comfort of embarking and disembarking passengers, even in wet weather.

The Port of Kobe has a tourist information centre, money exchange counter and postal service at the passenger terminal.

About Kobe

Kobe is a city on Osaka Bay in central Japan and is one of Japan's most attractive cities, with a laid-back cosmopolitan feel. It is famed for its marbled beef and scenic setting of mountains surrounding the harbour. Kobe is a relatively small city, making it easy to get around and enjoy it's cafe's restaurants and nightlife. Antique cable cars connect Kobe to Mount Rokko, which offers panoramic views over the port and is well-known for it's stunning array of colour during autumn.

Kobe Map

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Port Addresses

Sunflower Ferry

1-1, 3-chome Koyocho Higashi, Higashinada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan