JR Shin-Kobe Station, Kobe 新神戸駅
Shin-Kobe Station lies north of Sannomiya Station, which is the major transit hub of the city with JR, Hankyu, Hanshin and Port Liner trains all intersecting at the adjacent and interconnected JR Sannomiya and Kobe-Sannomiya stations.
Shin-Kobe Station Trains & Connections
The previous stop on the Sanyo Shinkansen is Shin-Osaka. After Shin-Kobe the next two stops are Nishi-Akashi and Himeji.
Besides the Sanyo Shinkansen, Shin-Kobe Station is a stop on the Seishin-Yamate Line of Kobe subway.
Shin-Kobe is also on the Hokushin Line, one stop from Tanigami Station in the Mt. Rokko hills to the north of Kobe. Trains from Tanigami Station run through on the Seishin-Yamate Line.
Shin-Kobe Station is located close to the slopes of Mt. Rokko and the Shin-Kobe Ropeway (新神戸ロープウェー), 5 minutes on foot, takes visitors up to Nunobiki Herb Garden and the Nunobiki Waterfall at the middle station then an observation point at the top station with fine day and night views of Kobe city below.
Highway Buses From Shin-Kobe Station
Shin-Kobe Bus Terminal is just outside the main exit of the station.
Shin-Kobe Station is also a stop for local Kobe buses.
Attractions near Shin-Kobe Station
Shinkobe Oriental Avenue is a shopping and dining complex near the station.
Nunobiki Falls, a source of clear Kobe water, is a series of four waterfalls that have appeared in Japanese literature. The highest is 43m tall. They can be hiked in around 15-20 minutes from Shin-Kobe Station or reached by walking down from the Middle Station of the Shin-Kobe Ropeway after visiting Nunobiki Herb Garden.
Nunobiki Herb Garden claims to be Japan's largest herb garden with 75,000 plants from 200 varieties of herb. The garden has 14 sections arranged in different themes such as the Oriental Garden, Rose Symphony Garden, Four Seasons Garden and English Garden.
Hotels near Shin-Kobe Station
The four-star ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe is adjacent to Shin-Kobe station and is a tower with fine views of Kobe city from some of its rooms. Isago Kobe is another hotel a few minutes walk from the station as are Sun Members Kobe and Green Hill Hotel Kobe.