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Kobe Marathon 2017

Nov 01, 2017 By Admin

The general public is free to participate in this foot race presented in Kobe. Some 20,000 people take part in...[ Click to read more ]

Gujo Hachiman, an Edo Era Town That’s Much More Than a Song and a Dance

Nov 01, 2017 By Bert Wishart

You may recall that, back in July, we posted about the Gujo Hachiman Bon Odori festival, a four day extravaganza...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe’s Gift to the World – Karaoke!

Nov 01, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Of all the things that Japan has given the world karaoke may be the most fun. It was Kobe's own...[ Click to read more ]

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Goshikizuka Kofun: Kobe’s Ancient Sacred Pyramid

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In the Christian world this is the time of the year for All Souls' Day when the memories of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Gives Birth to Spirit of Volunteerism in Japan

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

On January 17, 1995, the Great Hanshin earthquake struck Kobe and over 6,000 people lost their lives. In the aftermath...[ Click to read more ]

Look, Up In the Sky – It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…Yes, It’s a Plane

Oct 30, 2017 By Justin Hanus

People have been fascinated by spotting aircraft ever since Orville and Wilbur Wright bumped a fabric-covered airplane into the sky...[ Click to read more ]

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What to Eat in Kobe Besides the Beef

Oct 28, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Tourists flock from around the globe to eat Kobe’s famous beef. But you’re a local now, and you’ve been there,...[ Click to read more ]

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Celebrating the Japanese Culture of Wood at the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Kobe

Oct 27, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Around the world traditional Japanese carpentry and craftsmanship is revered for its precision and quality. In 1984 the Takenaka Corporation,...[ Click to read more ]

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Fratelli Paradiso: Great Italian Food in Omotesando Hills

Oct 27, 2017 By Admin

In 2001 'Fratelli Paradiso opened the doors in Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, where it is a staple of the Sydney food...[ Click to read more ]