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Good Places to Meet Expats in Kobe

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With around 44,000 foreign nationals living in the city, Kobe has a sizeable expat community that includes many Americans and other English-speaking residents. The city has many international bars, nightspots,...[ Click to read more ]

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Interesting Facts About Kansai

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The second most populous region of Japan after Kanto, Kansai has been a historically important part of the country with a rich history and many lasting traditions. The busy cities...[ Click to read more ]

Great Bars in Kobe

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has a vibrant nightlife and bar scene that while perhaps not being as busy or diverse as nearby Osaka, keeps locals and visitors entertained. Within the city you can...[ Click to read more ]

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Arima Onsen

Arima Onsen: Come On In, the Water’s Fine

Feb 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The mapmakers say Arima Onsen is a part of Kobe but it is way on the other side of Mount Rokko and is thus a world unto itself. And people...[ Click to read more ]

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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...[ 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...[ Click to read more ]

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A Valentine’s Date in Kobe

Jan 22, 2019 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...[ Click to read more ]

Chinese New Year in Kobe

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....[ 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...[ 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...[ Click to read more ]

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