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…

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…

Relax, Recharge & Experience With These 5 Things to Do in Kobe

Imagine a place with a picturesque mountain view on one side and a stunning sea view on the other. Add to the image mouth watering food, ice cold beer, and a relaxing hot spring resort. Package these thoughts with a good dose of serenity and you get the city of Kobe. With so much to…

LEGO Fans, Don’t Miss This Fun-Filled Event in Kobe – Japan Brickfest 2017!

Most people, regardless of age, love LEGO. This is probably because every person has a builder instinct in them – even young children can put together an easy model. LEGO has established a huge fan base around the world and this 2017, it will be holding another Japan Brickfest (ジャパン ブリックフェスト). Japan Brickfest is Asia’s…

Sample Real Japanese Rice Wine in This Sake Museum in Kobe!

Sake (酒) is one of Japan’s most well-known products, and it is famous throughout the world. Understandably, many visitors to Japan are eager to try Japanese rice wine for themselves. However, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin; I came to Japan knowing nothing about how sake is made or which brands…

Craving Something Sweet? Try These 4 Delightful Desserts From Kobe!

Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo prefecture, is one of Japan’s ten largest cities. If you ask the locals what this city is famous for, they will probably give you three answers: world-class wagyu meat, one of the best harbour night views in Japan, and last but not least, the delicious desserts. The desserts here…

The International Wine Challenge is Coming to Japan! Who Will Win the Sake Champion Title?

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world. It is host to many tasting challenges which give companies the chance to promote their award-winning wines. This coming May 2016, the 10th International Wine Challenge Sake Competition (a collaboration between Sake Samurai Association and International Wine Challenge)…

Looking to Attend University in Japan? Here Is Why Kobe University Is a Great Choice!

Kobe University is one of the leading national universities located in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. In the region of Kansai, it is referred to as Shindai (from another reading of the first of Kobe’s kanji 神戸 and 大学, daigaku or university). Kobe University is an institution of efficient learning. Are you looking for a place to…
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