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Kobe, Japan

Kobe is one of the largest cities in Japan. Located on the waterfront, this port city has many modern touches. You’ll never fall short of something to do, as there are many museums, restaurants, shops, and landmarks to check out. The majority of tourist attractions in Kobe are just a few minutes’ walk from the cruise port. Of course, you can’t visit Kobe without trying its infamous Kobe beef! There are many restaurants where you can try it in steak, hot pot, or teppanyaki form. Plus, Kyoto’s temples and palaces are only a 40-minute ride from Kobe, creating the perfect opportunity for a day trip before your cruise if you take a cruise that departs from Kobe, Japan.

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Destinations for Cruises from Kobe, Japan

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Kobe, Japan. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises from Kobe, Japan

The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Kobe, Japan. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Kobe, Japan:

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (690 - 692 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Azamara Azamara from Kobe, Japan Pre-Paid Gratuities & Onboard Credit!
Lindblad Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (28 - 148 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • National Geographic Partnership
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Lindblad Expeditions Lindblad Expeditions from Kobe, Japan Exclusive Onboard Credit!
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (67 - 264 Guests)
  • Luxurious Private Yachts!
  • Sails to Exotic Destinations!
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Ponant Ponant from Kobe, Japan Huge Onboard Credits!
Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 7 (264 - 600 Guests)
  • Open Bars Throughout the Ship
  • All Dining Venues are Complimentary
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Swan Hellenic
  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 3 (152 - 192 Guests)
  • Chic staterooms with unobstructed views
  • Over 70 years of cruise expertise
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Things to do near Kobe, Japan

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Kobe, along with a brief description:

♦ Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

At almost 2.5 miles long, the world’s largest suspension bridge can be found right in Kobe. If you’re not afraid of heights, you can go up into the bridge’s observatory decks, which are located over 150 over the water. The Bridge Exhibition Center (located on the Kobe side of the bridge) is where you can learn about the history and construction of this bridge, and other suspension bridges.

♦ Oji Zoo

If you’re traveling with children (or just like animals & wildlife), then spending some time at Oji Zoo before or after your cruise from Kobe is a great idea. In this zoo, you can find all sorts of animals such as pandas, turtles, monkeys, kangaroos and more. There’s also a small amusement park section with a Ferris wheel, which makes for a very fun day trip!

♦ Sake Brewery Tours

When spending time in Kobe before or after your cruise, one interesting thing you can do is tour sake breweries in the Nada district. The Nada district is Kobe’s most famous Sake district and is located relatively close to the cruise port. Numerous breweries in this district offer tours and museums where you can learn about the sake brewing process. Among the breweries you can check out at Kobe Konan Muko no Sato, Kobe Shushinkan Brewery, Hamafukutsuru Ginjo Brewery, and Kikumasamune Sake Museum.

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