Around Galo Hostel Kobe
The area around Galo hostel is a peaceful place. The location is close to both downtown and plenty of nature including waterfalls and a popular herb garden. One of the most famous sightseeing spot in Kobe called Kitano-cho(北野町) within walking distance of our hostel. There is a bus stop to Sannomiya(三宮) or Motomachi(China Town area) within 1 min walk distance. The bus runs every 6 to 8 minutes from morning till night. There are several convenience stores, small-scale supermarket, restaurants.  The one of the greatest “divine falls” in Japan called Nunobiki water falls, which are located 15 minutes walking distance from here. There is a beautiful hiking course to Mt. Maya(摩耶山) and Mt. Rokko(六甲山) from the waterfalls.

・Convenience Store(Family Mart) → 1 min
・Mini Supermarket(Mini Coop) → 2 min
・Convenience Store(Lawson) → 1 min
・Supermarket(Gourmet City – Daiei) → 7 min

・Bus stop to Sannomiya(三宮), Motomachi(元町) → 1 min
・Bus stop to Maya cable station(摩耶山) → 2 min
・The ticket gate of JR Shin-Kobe station(Shinkansen) JR新神戸 → 3 min
・City Loop Bus Stop → 4 min
・Bus stop to Harborland, Meriken Park → 5 min
・Subway Shin-Kobe station( Seishin-Yamate Line ) 地下鉄新神戸駅→ 7 min

◇Tourist attraction◇

Walking distance

  • Herb Garden Bottom Sta.
    → About 10min walk
  • Nunobiki Waterfall (布引の滝)
    → About 15min walk
  • Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum (Michelin green guide 2 stars) 竹中大工道具館
    → 1min walk
  • Kitano-cho area (北野異人館)
    → About 13min walk
  • Ikuta Shrine (生田神社)
    → About 20min walk

◯By a local bus from Galo Hostel

  • Maya Cable(To Mt. Maya “Kikuseidai “)摩耶山掬星台
    → About 13min by bus
  • Sannomiya Shopping Arcade
    → About 10min by bus or 20min by walk
  • Oji Zoo  (王子動物園)
    → 15min by bus
  • Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art
    → About 15min by bus
  • Kobe Foreign Settlement (旧外国人居留地)
    → About 20min by bus
  • China Town
    → About 20min by bus
  • Meriken Park
    → About 20-25min by bus
  • Harborland
    → About 25min by bus

◯Out of town

  • Arima Hot Spring (有馬温泉)
    → About 40min by bus or subway from Shin-Kobe station
  • Himeji Castle (姫路城)
    → 16min by Shinkansen or 40min by JR from Sannomiya
  • Maiko Promenade (舞子)
    → About 25min by JR from Sannomiya
  • Awaji island (淡路島)
    → About 1hour by bus from Shin-Kobe station
  • Akashi Sta. (明石)
    → About 16min by JR from Sannomiya