Kobe City

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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Starting Your Own Business in Kobe

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With the 3rd strongest economy in the world, Japan is an excellent place to start up a business. There are over 3,000 foreign-owned businesses in Japan but, if you want...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Spend Easter in Kobe

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Easter is not generally celebrated in Japan, but the growing community of western expats in the country means that provisions for the festival have increased in recent years. If you're...[ Click to read more ]

Best Traditional Japanese Restaurants in Kansai

Apr 15, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Japan takes its food very seriously and Japanese cuisine is diverse as well as being among the healthiest in the world. For those in the Kansai region looking to indulge...[ Click to read more ]

Good Places to Meet Expats in Kobe

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With around 44,000 foreign nationals living in the city, Kobe has a sizeable expat community that includes many Americans and other English-speaking residents. The city has many international bars, nightspots,...[ Click to read more ]

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Interesting Facts About Kansai

Mar 22, 2019 By Justin Hanus

The second most populous region of Japan after Kanto, Kansai has been a historically important part of the country with a rich history and many lasting traditions. The busy cities...[ Click to read more ]