Hyogo Prefecture

Night Clubbing in Kobe

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is not quite on the New York levels of “city that never sleeps” but there is plenty going on after pubs and restaurants close up for the night with...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Play Pool in Kobe

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Playing pool is one of the most popular pub games and you can find bars and halls the world over with tables where you can shoot a couple of casual...[ Click to read more ]

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Why You Need to Pay a Visit to Himeji

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

One of the smaller cities in Kansai, Himeji is less well-known than places like Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. The city is best known for Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage...[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s Coffee Culture is Super Caffeinated – UCC Coffee Museum in Kobe

Sep 14, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The image of Japan around the world is that of a country where the main beverages are green tea and sake. It can thus be a surprise to see a...[ Click to read more ]

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Rokko Island Halloween Harvest Festival in Kobe

Sep 08, 2019 By Justin Hanus

If you’re in the area, you should check out the Rokko Island Halloween and Harvest Festival.  This festival is one of the largest in the Hanshin region, and it occurs...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Cat Cafés in Kansai

Aug 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Big cities in Japan are known for their vibrant energy, but sometimes residents and tourists want a break from all this activity. In response, cat cafés have been popping up...[ Click to read more ]

Himeji Castle

Eerie Places to Visit in Kansai

Aug 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

“The Ring”, “The Grudge”, “Dark Water”... Japan in recent times is known for some of the scariest movies. Fans of giving themselves goosebumps will be pleased to discover that there...[ Click to read more ]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Where to Learn Martial Arts in Kobe

Aug 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Martial arts activities have long been a staple in Japanese life with both children and adults enrolling in self-defense classes and learning the various different disciplines. Martial arts can be...[ Click to read more ]

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Water Sports You Can Try in Kobe

Aug 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Whether you're looking for an indoor swim or some outdoor action in a boat or on a surfboard, you can find plenty of water-based activities in and around Kobe at...[ Click to read more ]

3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best...[ Click to read more ]