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 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.
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 Rokko Island in March 1993; previously the P&G Asia offices were in Osaka.
- Hotels (KOBE Bay Sheraton HOTEL and so on)
- Kobe Fashion Museum
- P&G Japan Head Office
- Morozoff Ltd. Head Office
- Ferry Berths RF1 - RF3
- Container Berths RC1 - RC7
- Area 480 ha
Public high schools:
- Rokko Island High School (神戸市立六甲アイランド高等学校)
- Canadian Academy - Canadian Academy moved to Rokko Island in 1991 after the City of Kobe convinced the school to move there
- Deutsche Schule Kobe/European School
- Norwegian School - Moved to Rokko Island in 1990, closed in 2005.
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