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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, 2024


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.
Hours9:30-17:30(Admission until 17:00)
9:30-19:30(Admission until 19:00) on Fridays and Saturdays during special exhibitions.
Opening hours are subject to change.
Regular holidayMondays (closed on the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday). Additional closures : New year's holoday period, exhibition changes.
FeeHistory of Kobe (1st Floor) / Free
Collection room (2nd Floor) / General \300, University Student \150, High school age or younger / Free
Special exhibitions have different proces.