Top Musical Artists from Kobe

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Although it’s only a small city, Kobe is the birthplace of numerous musical artists of a range of genres. Checking out their music is a great way to gain a...[ Click to read more ]

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Sample Kansai Utility Bills and Usage Notices

Dec 04, 2023 By Admin

In Japan, residents are signed up for water, electricity, gas and Internet as utility payments - with the exclusion of some properties that have no gas, and are all electric...[ Click to read more ]

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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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Boat Trips in Kansai

Jul 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With so many picturesque waterways spread across the region, Kansai is the perfect Japanese location for a boat trip. Whether you fancy a relaxing cruise or a white-knuckle downriver jaunt,...[ Click to read more ]

What You’ll Find at Shinkaichi Art Plaza in Kobe

Jun 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kobe has long been an important place for pop culture in Japan. Shinkaichi Art Plaza provides a venue to nurture all kinds of art forms, including theater, film-making, music, visual...[ Click to read more ]

The Best Hostels in Kobe

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

If you want to spend time in Kobe but are on a tight budget, staying at a hostel may be your best option. The good news is you have some...[ Click to read more ]

Popular Kansai Street Food

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Japan isn’t quite as renowned for its street food culture as countries such as Thailand or Vietnam, but it’s been steadily growing in popularity. You can find kiosks selling warm...[ Click to read more ]

The Highlights of AEON MALL Kobe Kita

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is a top destination for shopping due to the several large malls around the city. Although the best-known is Kobe Harborland umie, one of the biggest is AEON MALL...[ 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 ]