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The UCC Coffee Museum offers a unique and complete experience that will keep you entertained during your visit. Here you will learn everything you need to know about coffee, including its origin, history and culture. There is a Q&A corner and if you get 5 questions correct, you get a free yearly membership to the museum.


KOBE FASHION MUSEUM is the first museum in Japan to specialize in fashion. Library located on the 3rd floor houses various materials of high value related to fashion, all of which are open to the public as well as to those students, creators and business people engaged in the fashion field.


The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum is a museum of carpentry tools in Kobe, Japan. The museum was opened in 1984 with the objective of collecting and conserving ancient tools as an example of Japanese cultural heritage, in order to pass them on to the next generation through research and exhibitions.


Kawasaki World compresses the history, today and future of Kawasaki Heavy Industries that was born in Kobe more than a century ago. Zones including “Meet the Founders Area,” “History Area,” “Kawasaki World Theater,” “Motorcycle Gallery,” “Land Zone,” , “Air Zone” and “Environment Area” introduce technical achievements of the company in a comprehensive manner.


The Hyōgo Prefectural Museum of Art is a purpose built municipal art gallery in Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was opened in 2002. The major collections of the museum are foreign and Japanese sculptures, foreign and Japanese prints, Western-style and Japanese-style paintings associated with Hyogo Prefecture, Japanese greatworks in modern era, and contemporary art.


This brewery museum is one of the most interesting of the many sake attractions in Kobe’s compact brewery district. It’s actually been put together inside an old sake kura. There are life-size mannequins throughout the big two-story structure, caught in the act of inspecting the mash or stirring the yeast or performing any of the other many sake-making steps.


In Kobe Science Museum most floors have interactive elements that allow fun learning for visitors of all ages. Hang gliding simulation, optical illusions, a room that throws off your balance, and experiment demonstrations are some of the fun things the museum offers.


Goshikizuka Mounded Tomb Also known as Sentsubo Kofun, this is the largest keyhole shaped tomb mound in Hyogo Prefecture, constructed between the end of 4th century and the beginning of 5th century. The magnificent ancient architecture and its superior skill can be felt from the tomb reconstructed to its original state.


The Choueke family maintains its residence on the second floor but, on special occasions, has opened the first floor and garden to visitors. The building was designed and built by the English architect, A.N. Hansel in 1896. It is designed as an English mansion with an added blend of Japanese and international influences.