Kobe Day Trips

Public Transport in Kobe

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the three main cities in the Kansai region, Kobe has good transport links that can get you around the city, the outskirts and further afield. Between 2-3 hours...[ Click to read more ]

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

Dec 20, 2022 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 ]

Why Everyone (Not Just Train Fans) Need to Visit Kawasaki World

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Although the Kawasaki brand is known for motorcycles, a highlight of Kawasaki World in Kobe has to be the trains. Train fan or not, you should check out this museum....[ Click to read more ]

Navigating Everything on Offer at Osaka Kizu Wholesale Market

Jun 28, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Whether you want a meal made with the freshest fish you can find, are searching for souvenirs, or want to experience a traditional Japanese market, Kizu Wholesale Market in Osaka...[ Click to read more ]

The Yukata Matsuri Festival in Himeji

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

The yukata is a garment similar to a kimono worn in summer, particularly at matsuri (festivals). It is so popular some festivals celebrate it; these are called Yukata Matsuri. The...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of Suma Temple in Kobe

May 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

A highlight of Kobe (and, in fact, Kansai as a whole) is Suma Temple. Dating back to 886, it is the main temple of the Sumadera branch of the Shingon...[ Click to read more ]

Why You Need to Pay a Visit to Hyogo Prefecture’s Himeji City

May 27, 2021 By Justin Hanus

One of the smaller cities in Kansai, Himeji City, is less well-known than Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto. The city is best known for Himeji Castle, but there are numerous other...[ Click to read more ]

Fun Activities for Kids in Kobe

Feb 18, 2021 By Justin Hanus

Did you move to Kobe with kids? Then you’ll be pleased to find a variety of children’s and family-friendly activities to keep you occupied in your spare time. Whether you’re...[ Click to read more ]

Practicing Shibori in Kyoto

Jun 17, 2020 By Justin Hanus

Although most people associate tie-dye with 60s hippie fashion, it’s also a traditional art in Japan. However, shibori is quite different from Western tie-dye. For one thing, pieces are often...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]