Hyogo Prefecture

Chinese New Year - Nankinmachi

Lunar New Year in Kobe’s Chinatown

Jan 26, 2016 By Justin Hanus

As one of the three biggest Chinatowns in Japan, Kobe’s Nankinmachi Chinese New Year celebration is an experience you shouldn’t miss. The New Year Spring Festival, ‘Shunsetsu,’ has been held...[ Click to read more ]

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The First Month of the Year, Kansai Style!

Dec 24, 2015 By Justin Hanus

With the holidays over and the winter cold setting in, it can be difficult to find reasons to leave your house in the first month of the new year. Fortunately...[ Click to read more ]

The Great Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake: Kobe Remembers

Dec 21, 2015 By Justin Hanus

Japan is right at the top of the list of world countries facing the most danger from earthquakes. Geologists will explain about the subduction of the restless Philippine Sea plate...[ Click to read more ]

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Mount Rokko Night View

Kobe’s Winter Wonderland: Mount Rokko

Dec 21, 2015 By Justin Hanus

Japan hosted the first ever Winter Olympics staged in Asia at Sapporo back in 1972, and the country has a rich history of playing on its frosted mountain slopes. You...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe City Museum

The Entire History of the World Squeezes into Kobe City Museum

Dec 21, 2015 By Justin Hanus

In the interconnected world of the 21st century you never know where a cultural phenomenon will spring from. But one of the most unlikely origin stories belongs to “A History...[ Click to read more ]

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Ikuta Shrine

How to Experience Kobe Without a Yen in Your Pocket

Nov 17, 2015 By Justin Hanus

The cosmopolitan port city of Kobe is one of Japan's biggest and busiest. Tucked into a nook between the Rokko mountain range and Osaka Bay, it is also one of...[ Click to read more ]

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Kansai Culture Day 2015

Oct 27, 2015 By

On "Bunka no Hi," or "Culture Day," in Kansai hundreds of museums and art galleries throughout the Kansai region offer free admission! Take advantage of free admission to over 500 museums, galleries...[ Click to read more ]

Sightseeing in Kobe

Oct 16, 2015 By

If you find yourself in the Kansai region, the lovely port city of Kobe offers interesting history, colorful culture, architectural marvels, and delicious cuisine!  Here are a few sightseeing options...[ Click to read more ]

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Nalajima Orthopedics Clinic, Hyōgo, Kobe City

Apr 26, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

Nalajima Orthopedics Clinic - なかじま整形外科 Branch of medicine: Orthopedics Telephone:  078-753-9222 Address:  3 Chome-8-10 Shioyacho, Tarumi Ward, Kobe Website:  www.myclinic.ne.jp/nakajima/pc/  Hours: Reception hours Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun...[ Click to read more ]

Hyōgo Prefecture, Kobe City Medical Providers

Apr 26, 2014 By Mark Guthrie

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the...[ Click to read more ]