Kobe City

The Best Museums in Kobe

Jan 28, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe may only be a small city, but it’s packed with fascinating museums. Many are well known, but there are some that few tourists discover. Kobe City Museum The building...[ Click to read more ]

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Valentine’s Traditions in Kansai

Jan 28, 2020 By Justin Hanus

We're into the new year and fast approaching that date in the calendar where love is in the air. It's Valentine's Day on the 14th of February, of course. This...[ Click to read more ]

Kobe Desserts

8 Most Popular Dessert Shops in Kobe

Jan 23, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Kobe isn’t just famous for their beef; their desserts are also equally popular for tourists and locals alike. After a fantastic meal of beef or seafood, as the port city...[ Click to read more ]

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Exercise Activities in Kobe

Jan 21, 2020 By Justin Hanus

With the new year underway, many people will have made resolutions to lose those extra Christmas pounds or embark on a new healthier lifestyle. If you've come into 2020 looking...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Street Food in Kansai

Jan 21, 2020 By Justin Hanus

There are plenty of street food outlets across Kansai for those looking for food-on-the-go. Street food gives you the chance to sample some tasty dishes unique to the region, all...[ Click to read more ]

Best International Schools in Kobe

Dec 25, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With a sizeable and culturally diverse expat population, Kobe boasts some of the best international schools in the Kansai region. There is a selection of private schools to choose from,...[ Click to read more ]

Hatsumode in Kobe – Shrines to Visit for New Years

Dec 24, 2019 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 ]

Japanese Izakaya

The Best Izakaya in Kobe

Dec 17, 2019 By Justin Hanus

In Japan, a popular activity after a long day of work is a visit to an izakaya. A type of informal bar, izakaya serves alcoholic drinks and (often quite substantial)...[ Click to read more ]

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Japanese Onsen

The Top Onsen Resorts in and Around Kobe

Dec 12, 2019 By Justin Hanus

If you’re stressed out, had a tough week at work, or feel de-motivated, visiting an onsen is the perfect remedy for you. These hot spring baths will help you regain...[ Click to read more ]

Harborland

Winter Days Out in Kobe

Dec 12, 2019 By Justin Hanus

With many people on holiday from work, school or college over the Christmas winter period, it's an excellent opportunity to look at things to do in the Kobe area if...[ Click to read more ]