Kobe City

Take a Tour of Hakutsuru Sake Brewery in Kobe

Apr 17, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In Japan, there are many ways to enjoy the tradition of sake. The rice wine has a long history in Asia, and the art of preparing it, serving it, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Welcome the Warmer Weather with 6 Natural Escapes in Kobe

Mar 27, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Situated between the sea and an impressive mountain range, Kobe boasts an array of stunning outdoor escapes located within and just beyond the bustling port city. Kobe might not be...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe’s International Cuisine Tour

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

Although Kobe’s Chinatown is a major international attractor to the city, Chinese isn’t the only cultural influence worth exploring in this Kansai metropolis. Being a popular port city has brought...[ Click to read more ]

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Kobe Takes the Lead In Japanese Fashion

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

It was the late 1800s when promotionally minded French dress designers began hiring women to wear their latest creations to high-profile public events like parades and horse races right on...[ Click to read more ]

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Ritualistic Ceremonies Could Be Your Cup of Tea in Kobe

Jan 23, 2017 By Justin Hanus

In Japan you can enjoy a cup of tea or you can immerse yourself in Japan's Way of Tea, a ritualistic tradition that focuses on the way green tea is...[ Click to read more ]

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Umeda Skating Rink

Strap on Your Skates in Kansai This Winter

Dec 21, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Ice skating goes back a long way. Skates made of animal bones from 5,000 years ago have been found at the bottom of a lake in Switzerland. It is not...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Animal Kingdom

Oct 27, 2016 By

For anyone who likes birds, plants and animals, but really isn't into the whole dirty and bug infested wilderness thing, there are a variety of places in Japan where you...[ Click to read more ]

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Shorter Days + Cooler Weather = Momijigari

Oct 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

There is only a relatively small band of latitudes across planet earth where the chlorophyll in the leaves of deciduous trees breaks down when the daylight shortens in the fall...[ Click to read more ]

Pay a Visit to Kobe’s Anpanman Children’s Museum and Mall

Aug 20, 2016 By Justin Hanus

Looking for some entertainment the whole family can enjoy? Well, your kids will likely enjoy it more, but who doesn’t love a day spent with the little ones entertaining themselves...[ Click to read more ]

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Akashi Bridge

Experiencing the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, Japan’s Engineering Marvel

Jul 25, 2016 By Justin Hanus

In a world where construction projects grow higher, longer and bigger by the day, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is practically a dinosaur. The world's longest suspension bridge is now 18 years...[ Click to read more ]

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