Art Center Kobe

Posted: November 10, 2014
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The Art Center Kobe

The Art Center Kobe is a large, modern events centre overlooking the city, and is opposite the ANA Crowne Plaza. The Center is perfectly situated and easily accessible, and just a five-minute walk from Shin-Kobe Station, with regular bullet train (Shinkansen) services to Osaka (15 minutes), Kyoto (30 minutes) Tokyo (2 hours 48 minutes) and Hiroshima (1 hour 13 minutes). The bustling downtown center of Sannomiya, with a huge range of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops is a 15-minute walk, or a short direct subway ride away. From there, commuter trains run every few minutes to Osaka and Kyoto. The express train from Sannomiya to Osaka Station takes 21 minutes.
 
Directions from Kansai International Airport:
By Airport Bus
Board the Kobe-bound airport limousine bus from bus stop number 6 on the first floor of Kansai International Airport. Get off at Sannomiya Station.
From there you can either:
​1) take the subway to Shin-Kobe Station (Seishin-Yamate Line)
​2) Take a taxi to the Art Center Kobe (about 10 minutes and approximately 800 JPY)
​3) Walk to the Art Center Kobe (about 20 minutes).​​

By Ferry
Take the Bay Shuttle Ferry from Kansai International Airport Port Terminal to the Kobe Airport Kaijo Access Terminal​​. Then take the PortLiner monorail to Sannomiya Station.
From there you can either:
​1) take the subway to Shin-Kobe Station (Seishin-Yamate Line),
​2) Take a taxi to the Art Center Kobe (about 10 minutes and approximately 800 JPY), or
​3) Walk to the Art Center Kobe (about 20 minutes).​​

Bay Shuttle Ferry​ website – www.kobe-access.jp/en/
Download Kobe walking map​ – http://feel-kobe.jp/_en/guidemap/data/map_en.pdf

Learn more: Kobe Convention and Visitors Association

 

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About the Kansai Region (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Area)

The Kansai region of Japan is the historic, cultural and artistic centre of Japan, and includes the Osaka/Kobe metropolis, the nearby old capital of Kyoto, and the ancient capital of Nara. The Kansai region has been the home of the IAFOR Asian Conference Series since 2009, and has welcomed more than 10,000 academics to the region.

At Kansai’s core are the bustling international cities of Osaka and Kobe. Osaka is a financial powerhouse, with its skyscrapers and brilliant energy, and borders the international port of Kobe, where our conference is held. Kyoto, the old Imperial capital of Japan from 1180–1868, is the cultural and historical heart of Japan, and a short train ride away from Osaka and Kobe. Kyoto is an amazing mix of nature and artistic and architectural beauty, and is home to hundreds of shrines and temples, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Kyoto, it is still possible to see geisha in traditional kimono shuffling along cobblestone streets. Nara offers a window on a different era of Japanese history; it was the first permanent capital from 710 to 784 and where Buddhism first took root in Japan. Himeji Castle, just outside Kobe city, dates back to 1333 and is the best surviving example of Japanese castle architecture.

The Kansai region is also known as the nation’s kitchen, and boasts an enormous choice of food options at all prices, from cheap and cheerful street food to world-famous Kobe beef and kaiseki – high-end, traditional Kyoto cuisine. IAFOR is proud to welcome our academic community to the Kansai region, gateway to Japan.

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About Kobe

Nestled between the mountain and the sea overlooking Osaka Bay, Kobe was one of the first ports in Japan opened to trading with the Western world. It has maintained its rich international flavour and has many sights and things to do.

The downtown core features the bustling area of Sannomiya, with upscale shopping and foreign restaurants, Kitano-cho has streets lined with charming cafes and the former mansions of the first foreign merchants and diplomats, and there’s a colourful and vibrant Chinatown, with its delicious street food. Kobe boasts some of the top sake production in Japan and also has several museums, galleries, temples, gardens, and an aquarium.

Kobe is well situated for day trips to historic Kyoto, lively Osaka or Himeji, home to Japan’s most famous castle. The nearby mountains of Mt. Maya and Mt. Rokko offer both easy and challenging hikes with incredible views from the peaks. Nearby Arima Onsen, with its wooden buildings and cobblestone streets, is also one of the oldest hot spring towns in Japan.

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Hotels near the Conference Venue

 

Four Star Hotels

ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe

The ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is a Five-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and five minutes from Shin-Kobe Station.

  • Kitano 1, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 650-0002
  • Phone: 078-291-1121
  • Website

Sannomiya Terminal Hotel

The Sannomiya Terminal Hotel is at JR Sannomiya Station; the Art Center Kobe is a three-minute subway ride away or a 17-minute walk.

Hotel Piena Kobe

The Hotel Piena Kobe is a ten-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and seven minutes from Sannomiya Station.

  • Ninomiya-cho 4-20-5, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan 651-0093
  • Phone: 78-241-1010
  • Website

Three Star Hotels

Super Hotel Kobe

The Super Hotel Kobe is a ten-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and eight minutes from Shin-Kobe Station.

  • Kanou-cho 2-1-11, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
  • Phone: 078-261-9000
  • Website

Hotel Isago Kobe

The Hotel Isago Kobe is a four-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and five minutes from Shin-Kobe Station.

Kobe Tokyu Inn

The Kobe Tokyu Inn is two minutes from Sannomiya Station; the Art Center Kobe is a three-minute subway ride away or a 17-minute walk.

  • Kumoidori 6-1-5, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
  • Phone: 78-291-0109
  • Website

Daiichi Grand Hotel Kobe-Sannomiya

Daiichi Grand Hotel Kobe-Sannomiya is a five-minute walk from Sannomiya Station; the Art Center Kobe is a three-minute subway ride away or a 16-minute walk.

​Two Star Hotels​

Green Hill Hotel Kobe

The Green Hill Hotel Kobe is a six-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and five minutes from Shin-Kobe Station.

Green Hill Hotel Urban

The Green Hill Hotel Urban is an eight-minute walk from the Art Center Kobe and six minutes from Shin-Kobe Station.

Homestay Apartment Hotels

Sea View Court Kobe

Sea View Court Kobe a 10-15 walk from Shin-Kobe Station.

  • Nozaki-dori 5-3-14, Chuo-ku, Kobe-city, Hyogo, Japan 651-0054
  • Phone: 080-3277-0188 (English)
  • Email info@seaviewcourtkobe.com
  • Website

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More accommodation options in Kobe

If you are looking for other accommodation options in Kobe, please visit www.booking.com where you can find a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

 


 

Hotels in Osaka

 

Delegates wishing to stay in Osaka, can travel to the venue with ease by taking the direct JR express train from Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station in Kobe, then transferring to the Seishin-Yamate line for a brief 3-minute ride or 15 minute walk to Shin-Kobe Station and the Art Center Kobe.

Hotels near Osaka Station

Hilton Osaka Hotel

The Hilton Osaka Hotel is opposite JR Osaka Station.

Hotel Granvia Osaka


The Hotel Granvia Osaka is directly connected to JR Osaka Station.

Hotel Vista Premio Dojima

The Hotel Vista Premio Dojima is about an 8-minute walk from the JR Osaka Station.

Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda

The Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda is a short 5-minute walk from JR Osaka Station.

For delegates staying around Shin-Osaka station, travel to the venue is a quick 13-minute ride on the bullet train to Shin-Kobe Station. From the station it is a short walk to the Art Center Kobe.

Hotels near Shin-Osaka Station

Remm Shin-Osaka

Courtyard by Marriott - Courtyard Shin-Osaka Station

  • Miyahara 1-2-70, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka
  • Website

Hotel Shin Osaka

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More accommodation options in Osaka

If you are looking for other accommodation options in Osaka, please visit www.booking.com where you can find a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.



Art Center Kobe Location Map

Address
Kumochibashidori 7−1−13, Chuo Ku
Kobe, Kansai Region, 651-0055
Japan

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