10 Best Villas Near Kobe, Japan - Updated 2024

Angelica
Angelica 
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Nestled in Hyogo Prefecture is its bustling capital called Kobe. This magnificent port city has been around for many centuries—boasting a blend of historic attractions and contemporary delights. It is known for its utmost resilience, slowly rebuilding itself after a devastating earthquake hit it back in 1995. Now, Kobe stands strong and is a must-visit destination. Nature lovers can head to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, where beautiful flowers and over 75,000 herbs grow. If you’re a fan of the artist Yokoo Tadanori, you can visit Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art. Do you want to admire the night sky and a view of the city skyline? Then, head to Rokko Garden Terrace, which also has coffee shops.

Kobe is the place to be if you want to feel the sweet embrace of nature and history. For a grand stay, scroll down to find the best villas near Kobe, Japan.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 17, 2024.

1. Oceanfront villa with minimalist decor (from USD 347)

If your purpose in traveling to Awaji is to immerse yourself in utter serenity, then this villa is the right choice for you. This accommodation exudes a comforting and clean atmosphere, thanks to its minimalist decor and soothing colors.

Adding to the tranquility of this villa is the fact that it is right by the beach, giving you breathtaking ocean views. You can view the water outside or from the floor-to-ceiling glass door in the living area. For further relaxation, enjoy a nice soak in the bathtub.

Stayed at this property?
Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
20 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent bedding as much as our schoolgirl didn't complain at all
Host:
kana is a very kind and understanding host
the host was very responsive and flexible
Location:
we love this place so much and definitely will come back if we ever visit awaji again
great location with a beautiful ocean view
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2. Inviting rental with barbecue facilities (from USD 278)

Despite its astonishingly black interior, the interior of this villa is bright and calm—offering a welcome contrast. One of its highlights is the well-furnished wooden deck, which boasts stunning ocean views. Here, you can hang out with loved ones and enjoy refreshing drinks. There is also a private backyard available for relaxing. However, do note that it isn’t fully fenced.

While the kitchen is quite compact, you will still be able to comfortably whip up a delicious meal with the provided appliances. For your safety, security cameras are also installed.

Stayed at this property?
Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
kana’s home is in a great location with wonderful ocean view was clean and comfortable
Host:
wonderful place with very nice host
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3. AWAJI Villa Forest (from USD 283)

An upscale and comfortable stay awaits at AWAJI Villa Forest. This stunning villa is situated amidst nature, making it the perfect accommodation for a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide lovely views of the Seto Inland Sea and the pretty sunsets and sunrises. A standout of this villa is perhaps the kitchen, which boasts a smokeless teppan griddle, induction heating, a refrigerator, and more.

Another thing to love about this villa is the sunken living room, where you can enjoy a nap. A washing machine is also available.

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Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
64 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

4. Pet-friendly villa for big groups (from USD 158)

For a big family vacation, opt to book this stunning villa in Awaji. This rental is dotted with bright decor and vibrant wallpapers, livening up the spaces. The fenced outdoor area is a great place to hang out and have a cookout using the barbecue facilities for an additional charge. This villa even warmly welcomes dogs upon prior approval and as long as they are vaccinated, among other guidelines.

Ready to call it a night? There are a couple of tatami rooms available where you can sleep peacefully. Do note that the beach is also a short walk away.

Stayed at this property?
Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
107 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 14 Guests 4 Bedrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean house i totally recommend the house when you stay awaji island
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5. Sunset Villa Awaji (from USD 568)

Be in complete bliss when you stay at Sunset Villa Awaji. This bright and soulful villa boasts a lot of character—from little trinkets on the shelves to gorgeous wooden furnishings. This rental places you in front of the sea, so you can admire it any time you like while you’re here. Another great spot here is the spacious garden with enough chairs and tables. You can even use the electric barbecue grill.

The 107-sq-m (1,152-sq-ft) property also features a fully equipped kitchen to cater to all your cooking needs. Moreover, there is a huge TV and DVD player available to keep yourself and your loved ones entertained.

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Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

6. Modern home with free Wi-Fi access (from USD 316)

This home in Osaka boasts a beautiful blend of traditional and modern amenities, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds in one accommodation. Upon booking this villa, you will be greeted with coffee and tea. To keep up with the world, make use of the free Wi-Fi. There are also a couple of Japanese-style rooms in various parts of the rental, so everyone can have their own space.

Despite being located in a relatively quiet area, there are supermarkets and shopping centers nearby. The hosts even offer a roundtrip airport transfer for a surcharge.

Stayed at this property?
Osaka, Japan
132 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very warm and comfortable
Cleanliness:
place is very nice and clean like the pictures
rikuto’s place was very clean and organized
the place was really great it was quite big clean and beautiful
very well maintained and clean place to stay in osaka
the house had everything we needed and was extremely clean and organized
Host:
rikuto was a very responsive host
highly recommend this host and house
the host was super responsive to all my messages
the host was responsive and check in and check out was super easy
host is very responsive and the place is beautifully decorated
Location:
excellent location close to everything
great location close to station
the location is also fantastic
the house was amazing location is great—really close to kujo station convenience stores restaurants and a shopping area
the location is great and literally three minutes from the train station and subway lines
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7. Beautiful villa in a quiet location (from USD 187)

This 130-sq-m (1,399-sq-ft) home is the ideal place to call home in Minato-ku. It comes with the necessary amenities you may ever need, such as a well-equipped kitchen, washing machine, and Wi-Fi access. You are also guaranteed a serene stay since the villa is in a quiet residential area, perfect for those who want to properly relax.

You won’t have to travel far to know what Minato-ku offers, as public transportation, a mall, and dining options are within proximity of the villa. Additionally, there is a lovely coffee shop on the first floor of the establishment!

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Minato-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
63 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 1 Bed 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all great but the wifi cant use
the large balcony was perfect to hang our laundry
Cleanliness:
very clean and spacious unit
the place looks exactly as the pictures and is very clean
Host:
cozy design great atmosphere and nice host
kumiko was attentive to fulfill our request for two futons in the living room
the enthusiastic house owner knows multiple language making communication easier
Location:
i would highly recommend this location if you’re looking to spend some time touring to osaka
great place to stay for big group of ppls
great place to stay for a family or a group
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8. Detached villa near conveniences (from USD 89)

This detached villa is conveniently situated a minute from the supermarket, so guests can easily grab some ingredients or other things when needed. Stay comfortable no matter the season, thanks to the air conditioning and heating. The bright bathroom boasts a huge bathtub, allowing you to have a relaxing soak after a long day of exploring the area. There is also a dedicated workspace if you want to catch up on work.

The rental features a kitchen, which has a rice maker and kettle, among many others. For a meditative session, head to the on-site garden.

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Ikuno-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu, Japan
29 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is comfortable and spacious with multiple toilets which is convenient
Host:
initial issues with parking however the host was able to resolve this to our satisfaction
matsukun is an awesome host she is super friendly and responsive the house is very cosy too
Location:
need a bit walking to this place but overall still acceptable
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9. Spacious rental with entertainment amenities (from USD 120)

Not only does this private villa offers a tranquil escape, but it also provides entertainment. Here, you can challenge your loved ones to a game of table tennis. Alternatively, watch a show or movie on TV for a more relaxed affair. The standout of this rental is perhaps the renovated Japanese courtyard.

The villa provides two parking spots that you can take advantage of for free. A complimentary crib and high chair are even accessible upon prior reservation.

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Awaji, Hyogo, Japan
72 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Host:
amazing host amazing place and definitely worth staying especially if you’re in a big group
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10. Soothing accommodation with a theater room (from USD 124)

Prepare to be captivated by the beauty of this villa in Osaka! This luxurious rental features incredible amenities to make your stay as hassle-free as possible. You can do some quiet meditation in the courtyard by yourself or with your loved ones. If you get hungry but do not want to head out, you can always whip up a delicious meal in the kitchen.

Another great thing about this villa is that it boasts a theater room, perfect for movie nights. Moreover, thanks to the private hot tub, you can enjoy a more rejuvenating experience.

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Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
133 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities were fantastic great wifi and heating/cooling through the whole house
wifi is good and everything is renovated
the vila is newly renovated and is beautiful everything from decorations to furniture kitchen and amenities
it’s perfect for winter trips because there’s ac in every room to keep you warm
the kitchen amenities are everything you need good quality and more than enough if you like to cook
Cleanliness:
place was clean and well-equipped
a very well-equipped and clean place
the house is clean
a very neat tidy and clean place to live
the house very comfortable and clean
Host:
owner quickly supported us
the hosts were very responsive to our questions
the host is also friendly and communicative
host is very pleasant and accommodating
the host was very responsive and attentive to our needs
Location:
the location was great walking distance about 5 minutes from the metro station
also great location with easy access to tsuruhashi station
good area and train station is a short walk away
and it also close to japanese supermarket like 2 min walk
beautiful home and easy access to metro station i loved everything about it
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Witness the allure of Kobe

With a rich history and modern offerings, the city of Kobe is a great destination for a quiet and exciting vacation. If you are staying here for a few days or longer, it is ideal to find the right accommodation for you. So, check out the list of the best villas and have fun in and near Kobe!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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