Kobe City

Best Places to Eat Kaiseki in Kobe

Mar 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe may be famous for its beef, but the city is a culinary center. While you’re in Kobe, you should consider having a kaiseki dining experience. What Is Kaiseki? Kaiseki...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Find the Best Beers in Kansai

Mar 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kansai is a well-known region of Japan for cuisine. What's not so widely known is that the area is also a hotbed for beer. One of the best known Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Sports Park

Sports You Can Join in Kobe

Mar 15, 2020 By Justin Hanus

With Tokyo hosting the summer Olympics this year, Japan is on a sporting buzz. What better time to get active and try something new? Venues such as the Kobe Port...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Enjoy Jazz in Kobe

Feb 26, 2020 By Justin Hanus

If you’re a jazz fan, Kobe is a place you must visit during your time in Japan. The city is arguably the origin of jazz in Japan as it was...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Cities to Visit in the Kansai Region

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Osaka and Kyoto, but there’s so much more to see in the Kansai region of Japan. Some cities are vibrant and noisy, others are peaceful and...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (KRAC)

Expat Social Groups in Kobe

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

If you're new to Kobe, you might want to know what the social scene is like regarding expats in the city. There are around 44,000 foreign residents in Kobe –...[ Click to read more ]

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“Girls Day” Hinamatsuri Celebrations in Kansai

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

If you're an expat living in Japan, it's highly likely that you will experience Hinamatsuri. This special day dedicated to girls and their families takes place every March 3rd across...[ Click to read more ]

Spring Days Out in Kobe

Feb 25, 2020 By Justin Hanus

With spring approaching, warming weather, and the nights drawing out it's a great time to start planning a few days experiencing the great outdoors and sampling Kobe's natural delights. Here...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Hanami Sites Near Kobe

Feb 09, 2020 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”)...[ Click to read more ]

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