Kobe City Museum

A museum highlighting international cultural exchange

A museum highlighting international cultural exchange

The building of “Former Yokohama Seikin Bank” built in 1935, was renovated and opened as Kobe City Museum in 1982. The museum’s central them is “international culture exchange, cultural contact of the east and the west and its change” and holds special exhibitions relating to this main them. The museum exhibits approximately 70,000 items including National Heritage of “Dotaku” (bronze bell) and “Douki”(bronze dagger-axe) from Sakuragaoka, historical materials on Southern Barbarians and Caucasians, ancient maps and glassworks. The permanent exhibition highlights six main themes and explains about Kobe and how Japan and foreign countries have exchanged their cultures.

Information

Address
24 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0034
Access
Approximately 10-minute walk from Sannomiya Station (JR/Hankyu/Hanshin/Subway Lines) and Motomachi Station.
Approximately 5-minute walk from Municipal Subway Kyukyoryuchi-Daimaru-mae Station.
Phone
078-391-0035
Hours
10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Holidays
Mondays (closed the following day if Monday is a national public); New Year's holiday period; exhibition changes
Admission
General 300 yen
University students 150 yen
High School and Elementary and Middle School students Free (fees subject to change based on special exhibits)
Website
https://www.kobecitymuseum.jp/notice/language.php