Kobe City

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Kobe

Oct 20, 2019 By Admin

Viewing the changing colors of fall leaves or foliage, called koyo in Japanese, is autumn's answer to spring's more famous cherry blossom viewing; a traditional opportunity to get outdoors to live in the moment of...[ Click to read more ]

Kansai’s Most Popular Winter Meals

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The Japanese have many hearty winter meals served at festivals and family gatherings during the colder months. Each region has its specialties and twists on popular classics with Kansai being...[ Click to read more ]

How to See Kobe on a Budget

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Traveling around Japan can be expensive, but it’s still possible to visit any city in the country if you’re on a budget. Kobe is no exception. It’s easy to reach...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Cinemas in Kobe

Oct 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

If you're an expat living in Japan, you'll find that going to the cinema isn't all that different from what it's like in countries such as the US or UK....[ Click to read more ]

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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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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 ]

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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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