Kobe

6 Reasons Why the Kansai Area is a Great Place to Visit or Live in Japan

Japan is a truly beautiful country. Across its various islands, one can experience nearly every type of climate. In the north, beautiful snow peaks and skiing. In the south, an island experience that rivals Hawaii or any of the other pacific islands. In the heart of Japan we have Tokyo; the Japanese megalopolis that has…

Kobe Steel: One of Japan’s Largest Steelmakers that Isn’t All About the Money!

Kobe Steel is a massive steel manufacturing company, and some may think that they are just another powerhouse only focused on profit. Well, this company is about more than just money because they care about contributing to their society and the environment. So, let’s take a closer look at what they bring to the table.…

How to Take a Ferry and Enjoy the Scenic Route from Kansai Airport to Kobe!

If you are arriving in Japan via Kansai airport and want to kick start your journey straight away, a ferry ride certainly provides a great welcome into the beautiful city of Kobe. The ferry shuttle links Kansai Airport to Kobe Airport, then it’s a short trip on the train to Sannomiya. Much faster, and infinitely…

Soak in These 3 Breathtaking Night Views This Winter

If you love enjoying night views, I am sure you would be interested to know more about their location. I personally recommend going to Nagasaki, Kobe and Hakodate, also well known as the “Major Night Views of Japan” to enjoy the spectacular view. 1. Mt. Inasa, Nagasaki travel.rakuten.com/ When I went to Nagasaki, I knew…

Play with Kangaroos, Penguins, and Capybaras in Kobe Petting Zoo

The Animal Kingdom in Kobe is a fantastic ‘petting zoo’ style place but with a fantastic twist! There are no cages here, all the animals are free to roam around their large rooms that are open to the public. You have the opportunity to walk through these rooms and interact with a wide variety of…

Share a drink with Penguins in Kobe!

Japan is famous for its variety of crazy bars and restaurants. There are Maid Cafes in Tokyo, Monkey restaurants in Utsunomiya, Prison-themed restaurants across Japan, and, my personal favourite, a Penguin Bar in Kobe. That’s right, there really is a bar in Sannomiya, only about 10 minutes walk from the station, that is home to…

Stay in the Heart of Kobe: Sannomiya Terminal Hotel

It was my first time to go to Kobe to attend an international seminar. At that time, I was still a student and didn’t have much money to pay for an expensive hotel so I went for a cheap accommodation I found through the internet. It was a hostel and I booked a shared room…

Hunting Kobe Beef

Kobe Cattle Kobe beef is a delight! Who doesn’t like it? Whoever eata it, I am sure they will have a temporary life changing experience! Kobe beef is a kind of wagyu that comes from Tajima beef cattle in Kobe city, Hyogo prefecture. The cattle are fed with high-quality plants and water. That’s why the…

How Do Big Japanese Cities Stay So Clean?

With Tokyo being the cleanest city in Asia and another Japanese city Kobe ranked number 3, one might wonder, how such big metropolises manage to stay clean. Tokyo. i.e. has a population of 13 millions and works hard to keep the city as clean and as environmentally friendly as possible. It also has the lowest…

3 Best Mountains in Japan for Beginner Hikers

As you may know, Japan is a very beautiful country not only for its cultural places, cities and foods, but also the nature. Japan has many beaches and mountains. Maybe some of you who live or traveled in Japan, have gone to the Japan beaches. But have you already tried hiking in Japanese mountains? Hiking…
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