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Kobe City Museum

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The building of “Former Yokohama Specie Bank” built in 1935, was renovated and opened as Kobe City Museum in 1982. The museum’s central theme is “international culture exchange, cultural contact of the east and the west and its change”. The Museum's collection boasts approximately 70,000 items including National Treasure of “Doutaku” (Bronze bells) and “Douka”(Bronze Halbards) excavated from Sakuragaoka, Nanban artworks, Ancient maps, glass works and historical materials. In "History of Kobe" ,while focusing on Kobe,the exhibition demonstrates the state of cultural exchange between Japan and foreign countries by setting up four sections divided by date. In "collection room" the museum's collection items are organized and displayed by themes. Kobe City Museum also holds various special exhibitions and events.


Kobe City Museum

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Expiration date
Until March 31, 2025


AddressKobe, Chuo-ku, Kyomachi 24
AccessApprox. 10-minute walk from Sannomiya Station (JR/Hankyu/Hanshin/Subway Lines) and Motomachi Station. Approx. 8-minute walk from Municipal Subway Kyukyoryuchi-Daimaru-mae Station.
HoursFrom 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (Last entry to 2nd and 3rd floor exhibition rooms is at 5:00 PM)
On Fridays and Saturdays: From 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM (Last entry to 2nd and 3rd floor exhibition rooms is at 7:00 PM)
Regular holidayAs a general rule, we are closed on Mondays. However, we will be open on Mondays if it is a public holiday, and closed on the following weekday instead. Additionally, we may have temporary closures or early closures for maintenance, in addition to year-end and New Year holidays. Please check our website for the latest information.
Fee1st Floor: Kobe History Exhibition Room - Free
2nd Floor: Collection Exhibition Room - General Admission: ¥300, University Students: ¥150, High School Students and below: Free
Special Exhibitions: Admission fees vary depending on the exhibition. Please check our website for details.