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 1966-1980 (Phase 1) and 1987-2009 (Phase 2) 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 third IKEA store, and several parks.
The Port Liner automated guideway transit system connects Port Island to Sannomiya Station and to Kobe Airport.
- Area 8.33 km2
- Universities: Kobe Women's University and Kobe Gakuin University
- Hospitals: Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital and Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children's Hospital
- Kobe Convention Center
- Institutes, including Riken Kobe Center, where the K computer supercomputer is installed
- Liner berths
- Container ship berths
- Kobe Animal Kingdom
- World Memorial Hall
- Rokkō Island - another artificial island in Kobe, housing port facilities and residential and commercial buildings.
- "Port of Kobe". Kobe City Government. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008.
Coordinates: 34°40′N 135°13′E / 34.667°N 135.217°E