|Another couple in the same table offered to take a picture of us.|
Yahoo! A non-selfie picture, finally!
Despite our half-day time limit, I'd say that we enjoyed our Kobe experience.
How to Get ThereKobe is the capital of the Hyōgo Prefecture, located west of Osaka. From Nara (depart from the Kintetsu-Nara Station), it takes approximately 1 hour and 24 minutes via train to get to Kobe (arrive at the Kobe-Sannomiya Station)
Screen capture from Hyperdia search.
Since Osaka is located right smack in the middle of Nara and Kobe, travel time to Kobe from Osaka should be significantly shorter. So for those planning for a whole-day itinerary in Kobe, you may also consider departing from Osaka (assuming that your accommodations are located there).
FAIR WARNING TO MY TROPICAL FRIENDS: Kobe is located by the bay area, so for those traveling during the colder months, I implore to you, bundle up!!! Kobe temperature tends to drop quite low after dusk, due to the cold winds coming from the bay.