This article introduces for you highlights and how to get to ‘Kitanozaka Kawauso Cafe‘ in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
‘Kawauso’ means otter in Japanese.
This cafe is the first Japanese otter cafe in Japan.
About Kitanozaka Kawauso Cafe
Address / Phone
Address：Hirasawa Bld.3F, 1-24-13, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0004, Japan
11:00 – 14:00, 15:00 – 19:00
*Closed between 14:00 – 15:00 because it is a break time for animals.
|Weekdays||1,000 yen / hour (include 1 drink)|
|Holidays||1,200 yen / hour (include 1 drink)|
|Contact with otters||+500 yen / person|
External and internal appearance
How to get to Kitanozaka Kawauso Cafe
Nearest station of this cafe is Sannomiya Station.
We can also go by bus from ‘Sannomiya Station’.
From Osaka Sta. to Sannomiya Sta. (by train)
1.Get on the JR Kobe Line from Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station.
From Namba Sta. to Sannomiya Sta. (by train)
1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Umeda Station and change to the JR Kobe Line.
2.Get on the JR Kobe Line from Osaka Station to Sannomiya Station.
From Kyoto Sta. to Sannomiya Sta. (by train)
1.Get on the JR Kyoto Line (go through to the JR Kobe Line) from Kyoto Station to Sannomiya Station.
From JR Sannomiya Sta. (on foot)
It’s about 10 minutes (500m) on foot.
Get on a bus from JR Sannomiya Station
Please get on a City Loop Bus (Northbound) (K Subway Sannomiya Sta. bus stop) and get off  Kitanozaka bus stop.
Bus company：City Loop Bus
Routes/Destination：Northbound [Bound for Kitano-Ijinkan and Shin-Kobe station]
Boarding bus stop： Subway Sannomiya Sta.
Alighting bus stop： Kitanozaka
Bus fare：260 yen
Time required：About 10 min
Take a taxi
From Kyoto Station：about 800 yen (3 minutes)
・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.
・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.
Phone number of taxi dispatch (Sannomiya Station)
Hotel search & reservation around Sannomiya Sta.
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Have a nice trip!