Rokkō Island

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Aerial view of Rokkō Island
Rokkō Island viewed from Mt. Rokko

Rokkō Island (六甲アイランド, Rokkō Airando) is the second major artificial island in Higashinada-ku, Kobe, Japan located in the southeast region at Port of Kobe. The island was constructed from reclaimed land between 1973 and 1992. It has a 3.4 km by 2 km rectangular shape, and covers 5.80 km². The island was one of the hardest hit areas in Kobe during the Great Hanshin earthquake. Rokkō Island contains[1] hotels, sports and conventions facilities, markets, a water amusement park, sea view apartment buildings, the Kobe Fashion Museum, two international schools, container yards, wharves, and port facilities. The Rokko Liner connects the island to JR Sumiyoshi Station, stopping at several points along the way.

City landscape
Rokkō Island – River mall

The Rokkō Liner divides the apartments to two different sections: east and west.


The City of Kobe convinced Procter & Gamble Far East, Inc. to move its Asia headquarters to Rokkō Island in March 1993; previously the P&G Asia offices were in Osaka.[2]


See also Port Island, another artificial island used for business, residential, and commercial purposes in the Port of Kobe.



Public high schools:

International schools:

Former schools:


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  2. ^ a b Stewart, Alex. "education kansai" (Archive). The Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Jānaru), Volume 40, Issues 7–12. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), 2003. p. 41.
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  4. ^ "Admission." Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School. Retrieved on November 1, 2015. "Rokko Island 3-2-8 Koyochonaka Higashinada-ku Kobe city"
  5. ^ "Den Norske Skolen i Japan lagt ned" (Archive). Norge Idag. 6 August 2005. Retrieved on November 3, 2015.

Coordinates: 34°41′N 135°16′E / 34.683°N 135.267°E / 34.683; 135.267