Kobe Electric Railway Co., Ltd. engages in the operation of railways. It operates through the following segments: Transportation, Retail, Real Estate, and Others. The Transportation segment handles the operation and management of railways, buses, and taxi cabs. The Retail segment covers the merchandise sales on station kiosks and supermarkets. The Real Estate segment includes the management, sale, lease, and development of properties such as parking lots and buildings. The Others segment manages the nursing care, health-care, and construction businesses. It also provides merchandise sales, real estate, nursing and childcare services. The company was founded on March 27, 1926 and is headquartered in Kobe, Japan.