Port Island

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Port Island

Port Island (ポートアイランド, Pōto Airando) is an artificial island in Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. It was constructed between 1966 and 1981 at Port of Kobe, and officially opened with an exposition called "Portopia '81." It now houses a heliport, numerous hotels, a large convention center, the UCC Coffee Museum, Japan's 3rd IKEA store, and several parks.

The Port Liner automated guideway transit system connects Port Island to Sannomiya Station and to Kobe Airport. The setting of the 2006 game Persona 3, Tatsumi Port Island, is heavily based on Port Island and its surrounding area.


External links[edit]

  • "Port of Kobe". Kobe City Government. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008.

See also[edit]

  • Rokkō Island - another artificial island in Kobe, housing port facilities and residential and commercial buildings.

Coordinates: 34°40′N 135°13′E / 34.667°N 135.217°E / 34.667; 135.217