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Kobe Is So Much More Than Just Beef! Here Are 10 Awesome Things to Do in Kobe!

When people hear the name Kobe, the first thing that usually comes to mind is Kobe beef. And when I searched on the Internet, some sites told me that for Westerners, Kobe is not an attractive place to visit because one of the main tourist spots is an area full of Western-style buildings. However, Kobe…

4 Adventurous Things to Do on a Day Trip to the Hidden Gem City of Kobe

Okay, so you’re done seeing the magnificent cherry blossoms during the spring season in Japan. (Or maybe you have missed your chance to see it.) You are now wondering what to do and where to go to enjoy your short spring trip in the country. If you are in the Kansai area, there are lots…

Escape Reality and Enjoy Nature by Climbing Mt. Rokko in Kobe!

Most people who visit the Kansai region go to Osaka for the food and shopping, or to Kyoto and Nara for the temples and traditional culture. However, roughly an hour and a half away from these prefectures, you can actually visit a paradise with a panoramic view of Osaka Bay, natural scenery, and excellent hot…

Have Some Winter Fun at the Newest Ski Resort in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan!

Enjoy the snow and the great outdoors by skiing at the newest ski resort in Japan this winter! There are currently 16 ski resorts in Hyogo Prefecture. After 14 years, the newest ski resort opened in December 2017 in the town of Kamikawa in the Kanzaki District – the Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak! Check…

5 Steps to Fully Enjoy the Autumn Season in Japan’s Awaji Island

When we talk about autumn, we tend to think about the changing colors of the leaves, from green to red to orange then yellow. We don’t actually see it as a season to adore flowers. Why? Simply because, usually, flowers bloom during spring. However, there are places in Japan where you can actually enjoy both…

Experience the Thrill of Battle at This One-Of-A-Kind Fighting Festival in Himeji

When we hear or see the word “Himeji,” the first thing that comes to mind is the beautiful white facade of Himeji Castle. Every autumn, a fierce fight takes place in the same city as this castle. Behold the battle of mikoshi and yatai at the Nada Fighting Festival! Nada Fighting Festival The Nada Fighting…

Do You Know Where to Find Adorable Animals in Kobe? Check Out These 2 Places!

Kobe is a great multicultural city in proximity to other megacities such as Osaka that needs to be covered when you are in the Kansai region. It has many fantastic places to visit, including castles, temples, modern buildings, parks, and whatnot. However, if you are looking for a relaxing day watching animals, these are the…

Explore 3 Unique and Impressive Realms of Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture!

Himeji. By just looking at the word, most people will only think of one thing.. Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is a stunning castle that was bestowed the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as “One of Japan’s three premier castles”. Himeji Castle is definitely worth a visit. However, despite these bold titles,…
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