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If you are searching for budget or luxury lodgings in or near Kobe, it's useful to know that Expedia has many options. Expedia currently lists no less than 55 places to stay within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) radius of downtown Kobe.
Hyogo, 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the center of Kobe, is a hotel-rich neighborhood that is home to 9 hotels that can be booked through Expedia. In Hyogo, the Hotel La Suite Kobe Harborland and Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel are among the options. Visitors will also find good hotel establishments in Sannomiya. This area is 0.7 kilometres (0.4 miles) from the center of Kobe. Some of the most popular Sannomiya places to base yourself include the Hotel Trusty Kobe Kyukyoryuchi and Villa Fontaine Kobe-Sannomiya.
Alternative areas with a range of hotels are Higashinada and Takarazuka. The Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers and Hotel Porto di Mare KOBE - Adults Only are in Higashinada, while Takarazuka is where you'll find the Hotel Wakamizu and Takarazuka Hotel. The Green Hill Hotel Urban and Green Hill Hotel Kobe are located in Kitano, while Kobe Plaza Hotel and Kobe Motomachi Tokyu REI Hotel are part of the Chinatown area.
If you are a budget traveler and are looking for mid-range or low-budget Kobe places to stay, there are quite a few economy lodgings available in the vicinity. 4 kilometres (2 miles) away from Kobe's downtown is where you'll find the Kobe Portopia Hotel. The Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel is only 1 kilometre (1 mile) away. The Villa Fontaine Kobe-Sannomiya and the Hotel Monterey Kobe are two more lower-cost options worth investigating.
The Arimasansoh Gosho Bessho is positioned 12 kilometres (8 miles) from the central part of Kobe. Alternatively, the Tocen Goshoboh is located 13 kilometres (8 miles) away. You could also check out the rates and amenities at the Arima Onsen Gekkoen Yugetsusanso (Ryokan) or the Ginsuiso Bekkan Choraku.
Looking to travel a bit further afield? Kinki has many options. Investigate Kinki's ruins, castles and traditional villages or admire the region's beaches and lakes. Visitors and locals alike in this region of Japan enjoy mountain biking, hiking and cycling.
Osaka is 30 kilometres (17 miles) to the east of Kobe and is home to the Osaka Science Museum and Osaka Castle. Osaka hotels and accommodations are the The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka and InterContinental Osaka. 13 kilometres (8 miles) to the northeast of Kobe, you can also stay at Arima Hot Springs, which is home to the Arima Onsen Taketoritei Maruyama and Arima Onsen Gekkoen Korokan (Ryokan). While visiting Arima Hot Springs, be sure to explore the Arima Toy Museum and Tosen Shrine.