Kobe Sorakuen: photography venue

Couple featured: Veronica and Yaoquan

Operating hours: 9am – 5pm

Admission fees: ¥300


Directions: Ten minute walk northwest of Motomachi Station (JR and Hanshin Railways) and five minute walk north of Kenchomae Station (Kobe subway)

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime affair, why not capture the memories of your big day by wearing the kimono for once?

1.5 hours train ride away from Kyoto and less than an hour away from Osaka, lies Kobe, a former trading centre in the 1800s when Japan opened up to the world. Relatively less known than its neighbours, Osaka and Kyoto, Kobe nevertheless do offer a piece of unique history as a compact port city. 

Kobe Sorakuen wedding photo Kobe Sorakuen garden Kobe Sorakuen bridge 

Staged in a traditional setting, the garden’s architecture and greenery complements harmoniously with the kimono, taking the couple back in time to feudal Japan. 

Kobe Sorakuen greenery wedding Kobe Sorakuen pond Kobe Sorakuen wedding kimono

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