Kobe, Kitano is an area inhabited by many foreigners since after the Meiji Period. On August 1, 2018, the Peanuts Hotel opened in this very city. It is the first hotel in Japan designed based on the internationally loved Snoopy! Each floor and guest room has a different theme featuring the adorable Peanuts characters. Join as we experience the charm of the Peanuts Hotel firsthand!
Not just Snoopy, but all the other cute Peanuts characters can be seen here!
Peanuts is the name of the comic by Charles M. Schultz, an American picture book author and comic artist. The main character is Snoopy the beagle, and the personality-rich characters and stories are beloved by both children and adults, with high popularity even in Japan.
The hotel is a 6-story building, with reception and a shop on the first floor, as well as 'Peanuts Cafe Kobe,' a take-out cafe. The second floor is for employees only, the third is the restaurant, and from the fourth to sixth floors are the guest rooms. Let's get straight to the guest rooms!
Every room has a different and unique design!
The hotel has a total of 18 guest rooms between the fourth and sixth floor. Each floor has its own theme: "Imagine" on the fourth, "Happy" on the fifth, and "Love" on the sixth. Additionally, each room has a completely different layout, based on a different comic concept. Let's take a look at all 18 rooms!
The theme of the rooms on the fourth floor is "Imagine," as transformed by Mr. Schulz's life philosophies and imaginative world view.
Twin room 44 is the widest on the fourth floor, at 25 square feet, and is designed in the concept Snoopy taking on the role of a pilot to fight his nemesis the Red Baron. Staying in this room, you may begin to feel like a pilot yourself.
Every room here has such a cute design! Now let's take a look at the fifth floor.
It's completely adorned in Peanuts' Happy World!
The theme of the fifth floor is "Happy." Sports, dancing, taking a trip... It is full of all kinds of fun episodes from Peanuts!
The theme is "Whenever you go somewhere nice, you should always clean your feet." In this room where you don't have to worry about wearing any shoes, the image of Snoopy scrubbing even the bottom of his feet goes perfectly.
The adventures continue with Snoopy outdoors!
On the 5th floor showcasing so many active, happy Snoopies, you will also get the sense of being HAPPY. Now let's take a look at the sixth floor, the top floor of the hotel.
On the 6th Floor: The hotel's key concept room!
On the sixth floor is the theme that represents the entire hotel, the concept of "LOVE." The guest rooms each depict heart-warming stories of the characters, such as family, friendship, and... LOVE!
Amongst these, Room 61 is a special room showing Snoopy with the little birds asleep on his doghouse, thinking "It's nice to have a home where your guests feel comfortable." It design is the concept that embodies the theme of the entire Peanuts Hotel.
This is the largest room of the hotel at 31 square feet and the only one with its own bathtub. There is even a rooftop terrace. The interior is decorated in monotone colors, with a little more emphasis on white.
The fun with our friends from Peanuts continues in the other rooms!
And with that, you have now had a glimpse of all 18 rooms in the hotel.
Since the colors and layouts are all unique to each room, you will probably want to spend a night in each one! The life philosophies of Charles M. Schulz, as well as his thoughts on love and friendship, are all conveyed in his original comics. If you stay in a room featuring these concepts, you may be able to empathize with his deep, unique philosophies for yourself.
Heading up to the gourmet floor - 'Peanuts Diner Kobe'!
Now that we're done checking out all of the rooms, let's enjoy some Kobe gourmet at the restaurant on the third floor, named 'Peanuts Diner Kobe' after the comics.
This venue is where breakfast is held for hotel guests. For all other visitors (non-hotel guests), you may enter between 11AM and 11PM.
Though it is a restaurant designed to look like a Peanuts-themed seaside diner on the American West Coast, it has a full-fledged menu of Kobe cuisine to enjoy. Lunch is from 11AM~5PM, dinner is from 5PM~11PM. (Last order 10PM, course order is until 9:30PM)
There are 8 unique recommendations, including Snoopy's favorite pizza, the 'Snoopy Margherita' (¥1500), which is seasoned with basil from Awaji Island, and the 'Spiked Tuna Casserole Kaze Pizza,' which uses lots of Awaji Island plum tomatoes.
There are also a variety of other dishes, such as meat and pasta. There are great a la carte dishes to share with a group, as well as delicious course dishes.
'Chef Woodstock's Steak - Truffle and Potato Écrasé' is the steak Snoopy orders "Medium Rare!" from Chef Woodstock, after being drawn in by the delicious smell.
The menu also shows unique stories featuring the Peanuts characters. Just looking at the illustrations in the menu is fun!
There is also the 'Peanuts Cafe Kobe' by the reception on the first floor, a take-out cafe stand that can be easily accessed by outside guests as well. You can enjoy coffee, lemonade, hot dogs, and more.
There are also many adorable goods for purchase that are only available at this hotel.
Behind the first floor reception is also an area where you can purchase goods (open 10AM~11PM). You can find goods such as toiletries that are only available at the Peanuts Hotel. We asked the staff for their recommendations.
There are so many items that can only be found here, including the tableware used at Peanuts Diner Kobe! This shop is also accessible to outside guests, so you can even stop by in the middle of your Kobe sightseeing.
The Peanuts Hotel, perfectly situated in the city of Kobe, will bring out the inner child of any adult.
Kobe, a city transformed by tourism since the opening of the Meiji port, exudes an exotic atmosphere with its old settlements and foreign buildings. It is an atmosphere quite similar to the good, old-fashioned streets of Santa Rosa in America, where the original author Shultz himself lived, and one of the reasons why the Peanuts Hotel was opened here.
This hotel which designed its entire building with the characters of Snoopy and his friends is probably the first of its kind in the world. Because it is located in Kobe, with its many tourists from abroad, it is a popular spot for both local guests as well as guests from overseas.
Because of the casual environment, children and adults alike will enjoy staying at this hotel. As someone who lives in the suburbs, I would also like to stay here at least once. Along with the third floor restaurant, it is recommended to stop by the first floor shop and cafe as well. Whatever you do, should you get the opportunity, please make sure to visit this brand-new Kobe landmark, the Peanuts Hotel!
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- Address 1-22-26 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo
- Phone Number 078-200-5848
Check-in: From 3PM, Checkout: From 11AM
(Late checkout fee, pay at reception)
Room Charge: ¥30000/night (breakfast included)
Reservation: Reservation via Peanuts Hotel Official Website (No reservations by phone)
Restaurant Peanuts Diner Kobe Hours: 11AM~11PM (Last order 10PM), Peanuts Cafe Kobe: 10AM~11PM
* All prices in the article are not including tax.
© 2018 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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