Shin-Kobe Station

Shin-Kobe Station

infobox japan station
namerom= Shin-Kōbe
name= 新神戸

pref= Hyōgo
city= Kobe
ward= Chūō
open= 1972
operator= JR West
Kobe Municipal Subway
Hokushin Kyūkō Electric Railway
line= Sanyō Shinkansen
Seishin-Yamate Line
Hokushin Line
nihongo|Shin-Kōbe station|新神戸駅|Shin-Kōbe-eki is a train station located on the Sanyō Shinkansen line serving the city of Kobe, Japan and the surrounding area. It is located to the north of Kobe city centre, at the foot of Mount Rokkō. The Shinkansen trains mostly run inside tunnels under the mountains in this area. The station exists in a small space in between two long tunnels (Rokkō and Kobe Tunnels).

This station was newly built for the Sanyō Shinkansen and is connected with the city center by the municipal subway. Many passengers from central Kobe however use Shin-Ōsaka Station to the east instead of Shin-Kobe Station to ride on the Shinkansen because, although Shin-Kōbe station is closer, it is often more convenient to use Shin-Ōsaka Station which is easily accessible by JR Kobe Line and more trains leave at Shin-Ōsaka for Tokyo, the capital of the country.


*JR West (Sanyō Shinkansen)
*Kobe Municipal Subway (Seishin-Yamate Line, station number: S02)
*Hokushin Kyuko Electric Railway (Hokushin Line, departs from the subway station)


anyō Shinkansen

Two side platforms serving two tracks. Both platforms have platform screen doors.

eishin-Yamate Line and Hokushin Line

One side platform serving one track and one island platform serving two tracks (one of which is single ended).


*1972-03-15 - Shinkansen station opens
*1985-06-18 - Subway station opens
*1988-04-02 - Hokushin Line starts operation
*1995-01-17 - Great Hanshin earthquake halts all lines serving the station
*1995-01-18 - Hokushin Line resumes operation
*1995-02-16 - Subway resumes operation
*1995-04-08 - Shinkansen resumes operation
*2003-10-01 - New Shinkansen schedule is in effect: now all passing trains call at the station


* Shinkobe Oriental City
* Shin-Kobe Ropeway []
* Nunobiki Waterfall []
* Nunobiki Herb Park []
* Maya Cablecar and Maya Ropeway
* Mt. Maya

Adjacent stations


External links

* [ Rokko and Maya Cable Website]

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