Kobe City

Harvest Time in Kansai

Sep 24, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Harvest time in autumn/fall is important across the world. Each region has different rituals associated with this time of year (September – November). In Japan, the autumn harvest is celebrated...[ Click to read more ]

Visiting the Oldest Mosque in Japan: Kobe Mosque

Sep 24, 2020 By Justin Hanus

At only 85 years old, Kobe Masjid (masjid means mosque) is the oldest mosque in the country. Kobe was the obvious choice for a mosque, as the port city was...[ Click to read more ]

Visiting Kobe Oji Zoo

Sep 19, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are three large zoos in the Kansai area alone. However, Oji Zoo in Kobe is the only place where you can see both pandas and koalas. Oji Zoo lies...[ Click to read more ]

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Autumn Activities in Kobe

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There’s always something interesting going on in Kobe, and autumn is no exception! Autumn is one of the most popular times of the year for events because of the beautiful...[ Click to read more ]

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Water Sports in Kansai

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking for a chance to try your hand at some water-based activities in the Kansai region? You can find plenty of lakes, rivers, and beaches where qualified instructors...[ Click to read more ]

Great Literature Set in Kansai

Aug 20, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Japan has a rich history when it comes to literature, both in terms of producing great writers and being the inspirational setting for some excellent works of fiction. Although Tokyo...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Sweet Shops in Kobe

Jul 30, 2020 By Justin Hanus

When it comes to food, Kobe isn't just famous for beef. It has also gained a reputation as the "city of sweets," which is excellent news for those with a...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Steak Houses in Kobe

Jul 30, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Visitors to Kobe steakhouses usually have one thing on their mind – the delicious taste of Kobe beef. Cultivated from wagyu cattle, of which there are around 3,000 reared in...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Beaches in Kansai

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

The Kansai region is perhaps better known for its urban life and attractions in cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe but the area also has a surprising number of...[ Click to read more ]

Places to Fly a Kite in Kobe

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are few more pleasant ways to spend a breezy summer afternoon than heading to a nice open space and flying a kite. Although not well known, Japan has its...[ Click to read more ]

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