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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…

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…

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…

Mirai Seisakujo: Help Make Your Kids Independent While They Enjoy Sweets!

Independence in children varies from country to country. Normally, in Japan, parents start to teach their children the first steps to start to become an independent child once they start their primary school years. If you live in Japan or have been here, you might have noticed how children carrying randoseru on their backs go…

Check Out Kobe’s Epic Robot Statue and Learn Its Story

When disaster strikes, there’s nothing left to do but gather your strength and start life all over again. This is a situation reminiscent of the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe last 1995. To symbolize this strength, a 59-foot statue was built in full scale and has been called Tatsujin-28. It is also believed to guard…

Explore Little India in Japan – Kobe Jain Temple

The Southern city of Kobe has long been known for its diversity due to its overseas settlers from centuries ago. Kobe has churches, mosques and temples of different beliefs. The Kobe Mosque is one of the biggest mosques in Japan. There are also a Gurudwara (Sikhs’ holy place) and a Jain temple near by the…

4 Chinese Foods to Try in Kobe’s Chinatown

Kobe Chinatown is also known as 南京町 (Nankinmachi), translated as Nanjing Town from Chinese. The town is located only a 3-minute walk from Motomachi Station, Kobe. You can get to this station from Osaka by taking either the JR Tokaido-Sanyo Line or the JR Kobe Line Hanshin train from Umeda Station (this takes around 40-50…

Mount Rokko Snow Park: Fun in the Snow!

In Japan when winter comes around lots of people enjoy heading to the slopes around Japan for a spot of skiing or snowboarding. There are famous ski resorts all over the country in mountainous areas such as Hokkaido, Nagano and Shiga where experienced skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes in spectacular surroundings. news.line.me/ If…
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