Recommended Art Exhibitions and Museums in Kobe

Kobe is home to a variety of art exhibitions and museums, reflecting its history and diverse culture, which has flourished in trade with foreign countries since for a long time.

Today, we would like to introduce some museums and art exhibitions that can be easily visited from our furnished monthly apartment “Renostyle-Nunobiki”.

First of all, when you think of Kobe, you think of Kobe beef!

Here are some places you can reach within 5 minutes on foot from the furnished monthly apartment.

Kobe Beef Gallery

There is a ton of information about Kobe beef in this exhibition. This establishment not only lets you sample Kobe beef grilled on a teppan by a chef right in front of you, but it also gives restaurant recommendations.

神戸ビーフ館 – Kobe Beef Gallery【公式サイト】

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

Takenaka Carpenter’s Tools Museum, the only museum dedicated to carpenter’s tools in Japan, was established in 1984. Its mission is to gather, preserve, and share these rapidly disappearing items with future generations through study and exhibitions.


Making a Planer’s Stand: The Establishment and Development of the Dairy in Tokyo

Mar. 2nd (Sat)~May. 19th(Sun)2024

Located in Ijinkan Street, this is also within walking distance from Renostyle Nunobiki.

It will be a fun activity for both men and women of all ages!

Kobe TrickArt

Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Uroko group (

Now, let’s go a little bit further, to the Sannomiya/Motomachi Station area.

It takes only 10 minutes on foot from the furnished monthly apartment to Sannomiya Station, and if you take a bus from the nearby bus stop “Kanocho 2-chome”, you will be at Sannomiya in no time.

There are many art exhibitions and museums stretching from the Sannomiya/Motomachi area to the sea.

Kobe City Museum

The area around the Kobe City Museum was once a foreign settlement. The museum building was converted from the former Kobe branch building of the Yokohama Seikin Bank (now Mitsubishi UFJ Bank), completed in 1935. It is a neoclassical building with Doric columns in the front, and is considered a masterpiece of the early Showa period. In 1998, it became a registered cultural property. The museum is a great place to experience the history of Kobe.

Special Exhibition “Colorful JAPAN: A Journey to Bakumatsu-Meiji Hand-Colored Photography”

Mar. 30th (Sat)~May. 19th (Sun) 2024


The large white roof, which resembles the sails and waves of a sailing ship, has become one of the symbols of the Kobe landscape. This is an interactive museum where you can see the history and future of the sea, ships, and ports through a wealth of models and videos.

Museum Guide | 【official】KOBE MARITIME MUSEUM (

Fellissimo Chocolate Museum

In this museum, visitors can learn about the history, culture, and legends of chocolate and cacao from around the world, as well as a variety of information related to innovation and its connection with fashion and art.

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Arikawa Kohei! Exhibition

Matthew’s Chocolate Park

Oct. 21st(Sat)2023~ Apr. 7th (Sun) 2024


This is a good place to visit for those with young children.

Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum&Mall (

Port of Kobe Earthquake Memorial Park

The exhibition in this memorial park includes models, videos, and photo panels documenting the damage to the Port of Kobe and the process of restoration, allowing visitors to see up close and feel firsthand the severity of the earthquake.

It was one of the venues for Luminarie, which was held last year for the first time in many years.


Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

It was created as a symbol of cultural recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1995. The museum is a future-oriented, interactive, international exchange center. The buildings alone are worth seeing, with Tadao Ando’s architecture representing Japan.

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Keith Haring Exhibition – Bringing Art to the Streets

Apr. 27th (Sat)~Jun. 23rd (Sun), 2024

Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art

In addition to the works produced by Tadanori Yokoo, an artist from Nishiwaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, there are also a number of documents that reveal the secrets of Tadanori Yokoo’s creations, which reflect the wide range of exchanges he has had and are truly worth seeing as they are valuable pieces that tell the story of postwar cultural history.

横尾忠則現代美術館 (

If you are planning to stay in Kobe for a family trip, a homecoming, a business trip, or training, we recommend the furnished monthly apartment “Renostyle-Nunobiki” which is easily accessible to these art exhibitions and museums.