Best Monuments to See in Kobe

Feb 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

There’s no better way to explore Kobe than on foot. This allows you to take everything in and feel like part of the city. Instead of wandering around aimlessly, have a destination in mind. One idea is to visit some of the best monuments. As there are statues, memorials, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Road Trips in Kansai

By Justin Hanus

Road trips are a great way of experiencing the natural visual delights a country has to offer. Japan has an excellent public transport network, but many people prefer to travel by car. For those living in the Kansai region, there are some great day trips and short trips to by...[ Click to read more ]

Top 5 Hanami Sites Near Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Spring is just around the corner, which for many Japanese residents means Hanami time is here again. Hanami means “flower viewing” in Japanese (from the Japanese for flower - “hana”) and, up and down the country, people gather together to spend time with each other and appreciate the beauty of...[ Click to read more ]

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Dance Classes in Kobe

Jan 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Whether you fancy a bit of a tango, some contemporary street dance or just want to keep in shape with a bit of structured movement, you can find an assortment of dance classes in and around Kobe to suit all ability levels. Here is a guide to some of what...[ Click to read more ]

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A Valentine’s Date in Kobe

By Justin Hanus

Valentine’s Day in Japan is an important day, especially for girls and women. Though the customs are a little bit different here than what you might be used to. First of all, it is the girl/woman, who will give chocolate as a present to their love interest on the one...[ Click to read more ]

Celebrating New Years in Kobe’s Chinatown 2019

Jan 21, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Despite its proximity to China, there are only a few Chinatowns in the whole of Japan. One of the largest and most popular is the one in Kobe, called Nankin-machi. This Chinatown is located between three gates: Chang’an Gate to East, Xi’an Gate to West, and Nanluo Gate to South....[ Click to read more ]

Where to Take Kids in Kobe

Jan 19, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Looking for places to take the kids on a day out to stop them from getting bored? Kobe has plenty of family-friendly activities going on plus children's play areas at many of its many tourist attractions. Here is a pick of some of the best places to go if you’re...[ Click to read more ]

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Cycling in Kobe

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan is a bike-friendly country and many of its roads accommodate for cyclists with bike lanes. Cycling is a nice way of getting around, whether that be travelling from A to B or simply seeing the sights. If you want to cycle in Kobe, there are plenty of outlets where...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Days Out in Kobe

Dec 21, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Fight that urge to stay indoors in the warmth this winter and experience some of what Kobe has to offer. There are many places to visit and things to do that are suitable for a great winter day out in Kobe from having fun in the snow to checking out...[ Click to read more ]

Vegan Food in Kobe

Dec 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. Whether your goal is to become vegan (or vegetarian) or you’re looking to reduce meat in your diet, you’ll need to find new places to eat and purchase food. The great thing about Kobe is that the city has vegan options for...[ Click to read more ]

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