Kobe City

Cycling in Kobe

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan is a bike-friendly country and many of its roads accommodate for cyclists with bike lanes. Cycling is a nice way of getting around, whether that be travelling from A...[ Click to read more ]

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Crab Season in Kansai

Jan 18, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Since the month of December tends to be the busiest and most plentiful for crabs, it’s no wonder that the winter month boasts a delicious spike in availability for the...[ Click to read more ]

Drone Restrictions in Japan

Jan 11, 2019 By Admin

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT), you do not need permission to fly a drone as long as you intend to operate your drone in...[ Click to read more ]

Firefighting Display in Kobe’s Meriken Park 2019

Dec 21, 2018 By Justin Hanus

There is a lot that needs to be protected from burning in Japan. The forests are sacred and wood is a traditional building material that goes back centuries. Smoke was...[ Click to read more ]

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Winter Days Out in Kobe

Dec 21, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Fight that urge to stay indoors in the warmth this winter and experience some of what Kobe has to offer. There are many places to visit and things to do...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing

Skiing in Kansai

Dec 20, 2018 By Justin Hanus

We're in the thick of the winter season now, and Japan is seeing its seasonal influx of tourists keen to take advantage of skiing and snowboarding in the country's famous...[ Click to read more ]

Vegan Japanese

Vegan Food in Kobe

Dec 17, 2018 By Justin Hanus

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. Whether your goal is to become vegan (or vegetarian) or you’re looking to reduce meat in your diet, you’ll need to find...[ Click to read more ]

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Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Nov 22, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Japan has only been doing New Year’s celebrations since 1873, when the country adopted the Gregorian calendar of the West. Traditionally the Japanese New Year was based on the Chinese...[ Click to read more ]

Baked Cheesecake

Best Places for Cheesecake in Kobe

Nov 19, 2018 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is most famous for its beef, but it’s second most famous for its desserts. The top dessert of all is cheesecake. Kobe cheesecake is unlike anything you’ve tried before;...[ Click to read more ]

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Visiting Kobe Oji Zoo

Nov 19, 2018 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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