This picturesque Japanese port city on the island of Honshu is renowned for its harbour views, historic architecture and world-famous Kobe beef. Kobe captivates visitors with its unique blend of tradition and modernity; explore the charming Kitano district with its 19th and 20th-century Western-style houses, sample sake at one of the nearby distilleries and take in the scenic beauty of Mount Rokko by cable car, alongside the surrounding landscapes. From relaxing in hot springs to strolling through beautiful gardens, a trip to Kobe promises a memorable journey. Here’s where to stay to make it even better.
Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland
This was the first hotel in the country to become a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. It can be seen listed in the Michelin Guide Kansai, awarded 4 Red Pavilions (the highest rating possible in this division). Take a dip in the carbonated springs, detox in the nano mist sauna and take a rain mist shower at SPA＆ ESTHETIC La Chère. And dine at the French-style Restaurant Le Cœur Kobe, in Teppanyaki Kokoro and to the sound of jazz in Lounge and Bar Grand Bleu. The hotel’s name references musical suites, a theme that runs through the property. All 70 bedrooms feature an ocean-view terrace.