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Enjoy hands-on facilities at "Koto no Hako Kobe” at the gateway to Kobe

Enjoy hands-on facilities at "Koto no Hako Kobe” at the gateway to Kobe

Date published: 1 September 2019
Last updated: 10 September 2019

Opened in July 2019, Koto no Hako Kobe is a renewal of the Shin-Kobe Oriental Avenue. As part of the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe complex, which is directly connected to the Shin-Kobe Station. Based on the concept of “Destination & Experience,” the facility aims to be a collection of shops that are “only here” by focussing on experiences that can only be had on-site and “the consumption of things; not things.” The shops are dedicated to Featuring shops entertainment and tourism, beauty and health. Let's take a brief look at some points of interest, including new stores that opened after the reopening.

Kansai’s first 2.5D musical theater

Kansai’s first 2.5D musical theater

Located on the 2nd floor of the West Building, “AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe” that presents 2.5-dimensional musicals based on anime, manga, and games. The first of its kind in Kansai, it brings with it the excitement of 2.5D musicals that are popular in Japan and abroad. The “AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe CAFE” was opened along with the theater, and features collaborative menu items related to each of the theater’s screeneings.

  • AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe
    AiiA 2.5 Theater Kobe
    • Address 1 Chome-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0002

A selection of souvenirs from Hyogo Prefecture!

A selection of souvenirs from Hyogo Prefecture!

Found on the 3rd floor of the West Building, “Hyogo Prefecture Souvenir Excavator” is an attractive shop started in cooperation with local governments throughout the prefecture to present the tradition, technology, and tastes of Hyogo Prefecture. Many of Hyogo’s most “non-failing” souveniers are available here as well as sake, and sweets to educate tourists on the prefecture’s charms.

  • Hyogo Prefecture Souvenir Excavator
    兵庫県おみあげ発掘屋
    • Address 1 Chome-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0002
    • Phone Number 078-891-4888

    Phone: 078-891-4888
    Hours: Weekdays 11:00 - 21:00, Sundays and holidays 10:00 - 21:00

Kobe beef information at “Kobe Beef Hall“

Kobe beef information at “Kobe Beef Hall“

The Kobe Beef Hall on the 3rd floor of the East Building is an experience-based facility where you can “know, see, and eat” Kobe beef, and learn about its history. Opened a little earlier than the rest of Koto no Hako Kobe in March 2019, the exhibition booth utilizes informative wall panels and videos to educate visitors before they enjoy Kobe beef prepared in the hall’s restaurants. The staff can also provide visitors with advice and help them choose a restaurant using the official Kobe Beef website.

  • The Kobe Beef Hall
    神戸ビーフ館
    • Address 1 Chome-1 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0002
    • Phone Number 078-241-7790

    Phone: 078-241-7790
    Hours: 11:30 - 21:00 *Restaurant 11:30 - 15: 00, 17:00 - 21:00 (20:00 LO)

Koto no Hako Kobe is a convenient place that can be utilized in various ways, from discovering the charms of Hyogo to collecting tourist information before sightseeing in Kobe and selecting souvenirs when leaving the city.

  • KOTO no HAKO KOBE
    コトノハコ神戸
    • Address 1 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyog
    • Phone Number 078-262-2121

    Hours: 11:00 - 21 00 (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:00 - 21:00)

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