Kobe City

Best Beaches in Kobe

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a vibrant city famous for its beef, port, lush parks, and of course, Mount Rokko. What's not so well known is that it also has some great beaches...[ Click to read more ]

Classic Films Set in Kansai

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Movies can be a great way of introducing people to exciting and scenic locations around the world and many films throughout the years have been set in places across Japan....[ Click to read more ]

Popular Neighborhoods for Expats in Kobe

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a major Japanese port city and the country's sixth largest municipality. Influenced by western cultures since the 19th century and attractively situated between mountains and sea, the city...[ Click to read more ]

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What to Do with One Day in Kobe

Jun 20, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Meat lovers often plan day trips to Kobe just to try its most famous food: Kobe beef. In fact, there is much more to see and do in the city...[ Click to read more ]

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See the Best of Kansai’s Fireworks Displays

Jun 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

One of the most exciting aspects of Japanese summers is the multitude of dazzling fireworks displays to enjoy. Originally, fireworks (花火, ‘Hanabi’) were thought to help ward off evil spirits,...[ Click to read more ]

Healthy Living Activities in Kobe

May 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With the second highest life expectancy in the world at an average of just under 84 years, Japan has a good reputation for healthy living. Expats relocating to Kobe can...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Walks in Kobe for Great Weather!

May 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With nearby mountains and plenty of parks and scenic attractions, Kobe is a pleasant city to explore by foot. Many of its tourist attractions are within walking distance of each...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Foreign Restaurants in Kobe

May 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has plenty to offer foodies who like nothing more than a spot of sampling the culinary delights in a city's best restaurants. As well as having a wide variety...[ Click to read more ]

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Shopping Online in Japan – Internet Shopping!

May 19, 2019 By Ray Proper

You are not going to get complaints from me about living in Japan. I am generally happy here, but still, I prefer to use products and eat foods from my...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Matsuri: Where East Meets West for a Weekend in May

Apr 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The annual Kobe Festival (Matsuri) is unlike any celebration you are likely to run into in the Kansai region during the year. There are plenty of colorful street festivals in...[ Click to read more ]

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