Kobe Trip Part 7: Light-up of Kobe Great Bridge

神戸大橋 アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Kobe in early March. In Kobe, major tourist spots such as bay area, Kitano Ijinkan-gai and Chinatown were concentrated, which was convenient for tourists. In this article, I will write about light-up of Kobe Great Bridge as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Kobe with Skymark
* Day 1: Chinatown and Former Foreign Settlement etc.
* Day 1: Meriken Park and Harborland
* Day 1: Meriken Park and Harborland (Light-up)
* Day 2: Kitano Ijinkan-gai
* Day 2: Ikuta Shrine, Nunobiki Herb Gardens etc.
* Day 2: Kobe Great Bridge (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 3: Kobe Oji Zoo
* Day 3: Kobe Animal Kingdom
* Day 3: Chinatown and Old Foreign Settlement (Light-up)
* Day 4: Himeji Castle
* Day 4: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
* Day 4: Sannomiya

[Travel Date]
2018.03.08 – 11

[Main Part]

Kobe Beef Steak @ Mouriya (モーリヤ)

Following the previous post, I came to Sannomiya (三宮).Kobe Sannomiya

I considered having authentic Kobe Beef cuisine at least once during my Kobe trip, and there were lots of Kobe Beef restaurants at Sannomiya (三宮), which was the central area of Kobe.

I picked up several Kobe beef restaurants in advance and among them, I visited “Mouriya (モーリヤ)”.Kobe Mouriya

“Mouriya (モーリヤ)” is a traditional Kobe Beef steakhouse. It was built in 1885 and has operated for more than 130 years.

I ordered Kobe beef Rump steak (Course B). To begin with, hors d’oeuvre.""



And Kobe beef Rump, the main dish. Kobe beef steak Mouriya1

A chef cooked the steak in front of me.Kobe beef steak Mouriya2

Kobe beef Rump steak with grilled vegetables.Kobe beef steak Mouriya3

The steak was served into small portion several times and apart from this, rice and coffee were served.

Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)

On the second day evening, I will go to “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)”. I moved from Sannomiya (三宮) to “Port Terminal Station” by Port Liner.Kobe Port Terminal Station

“Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” is a double-deck arched steel bridge that connects the central Kobe area with Port Island.

There was a sidewalk in addition to a roadway, so pedestrian could walk though the bridge.Kobe Great Bridge1

View from “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)”.""

I saw several freight vessels.""

I passed “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” from north to south and reached “Port Island North Park (ポートアイランド北公園)”.""

“Port Island North Park (ポートアイランド北公園)” is a famous spot to take photos of “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)”, so I will take pictures here.Kobe Great Bridge2

It was just before sunset.Kobe Great Bridge3

It seemed the site was also famous for a fishing spot and I saw several people who enjoyed fishing.""

Light-up of Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)

I will take evening photos just after sunset, so called “magic hour”. I made the color setting vivid.Kobe Great Bridge evening1

From under the bridge.Kobe Great Bridge evening2

The light-up of “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” has started.Kobe Great Bridge evening3


I started to use my tripod from here.Kobe Great Bridge light-up1

Kobe Great Bridge light-up2

I saw several photographers.Kobe Great Bridge light-up3

Kobe Great Bridge light-up4

In “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)”, special light-up illumination is performed sporadically in accordance with cruise ships’ arrival and departure. I checked with the schedule of the special light-up illumination in advance and I visited “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” this day.Kobe Great Bridge light-up illumination1

The darker the sky got, the clearer the beam became.Kobe Great Bridge light-up illumination2

A closer looking.Kobe Great Bridge light-up illumination3

From under the bridge.Kobe Great Bridge light-up night1

I also took photos from the opposite side.Kobe Great Bridge light-up night2

I found this angle was also impressive.Kobe Great Bridge light-up night3

Now I will return to the hotel. I went through “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” again.Kobe Great Bridge night1

The bridge had different atmosphere between day and night.Kobe Great Bridge night2

Kobe Great Bridge night3

I moved from “Port Terminal Station” to Sannomiya (三宮) by Port Liner and moved to Motomachi (元町) area where I was staying.Kobe Great Bridge night4

Just like the first day evening (see the related article), I stopped by Chinatown to buy a quick takeout meal and returned to the hotel.Kobe Chinatown


That’s it for the article about light-up of Kobe Great Bridge as part of Day 2.

Kobe has a variety of photo spots including Bay Area and Kitano Ijinkan-gai, and I found “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” is as photogenic as such places. In particular, the special light-up illumination is unique and impressive, so if you have a chance to see it, I would recommend you visit “Kobe Great Bridge (神戸大橋)” 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Kobe Oji Zoo as part of Day 3.


1 Mouriya
2 Port Terminal Station
3 Kobe Great Bridge
4 Port Island North Park

[Related Link]
Feel KOBE | Official Travel Guide of Kobe City
Kobe steak restaurant MOURIYA

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