Shopping Guide to Kobe

Shopping Guide to Kobe

Kobe, the fifth largest city in Japan is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and also part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. The city is located located in a very nice area: between the Rokku Mountains and the sea. Not only because of its attractiveness, but also because of its touristic sights, Kobe is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Japan. As in every city nowadays, shopping is also important in Kobe. This is why the city has dozens of malls, supermarkets, expensive... [ read more ]

Best Restaurants in Kobe

Best Restaurants in Kobe

If you spend a few days in a new city, it is important for every tourist to discover the most famous and interesting sights of the place. Although the majority of the tourists go for these attractions, you should consider other kinds of sights as well: such as bars, pubs or restaurants. Tourists visiting Japan always try out at least one traditional Japanese restaurant, while the novelties for the local people the Western-style restaurants. That's why every large Japanese city has dozens ... [ read more ]

Top 4 Temples and Shrines in Kobe

Top 4 Temples and Shrines in Kobe

Kobe is the fifth largest Japanese city and the capital of Hyogo Prefecture as well. Though the modern Kobe was founded in 1889, the city already has its own values and traditions. It is known that Japanese people appreciate their own culture. The most popular of these traditions is the tea ceremony, but other ideas, such as religion are important as well. Temples and Shinto Shrines are vital parts of religious life, both in villages and in cities. Even if the city is as large as Kobe, re... [ read more ]

Best Museums in Kobe

Best Museums in Kobe

Kobe is one of the most important cities of the Japanese Archipelago. As the fifth largest city of the country, Kobe is a significant tourist destination: it has many touristic sights, such as parks, Japanese gardens, museums, shrines, temples, towers, etc. At the moment, Kobe has eighteen museums, with a large variety of themes. The most popular museums of the city have art, science, history, maritime, kids and fashion as their main theme. If you happen to be in Kobe, and you have some f... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Kobe

Getting Around in Kobe

Kobe, the fifth largest city in Japan is a very important  port town, located on the shore of Osaka Bay. With 1.5 million inhabitants and hundreds of daily visitors, the city has to put a lot of effort into the transportation and the infrastructure. The highways, railways and the expressways around the city help people approach the city as easy as possible. Kobe Airport, located on an artificial island is a major node for the city's traffic. The city has two islands as well: Port Island,... [ read more ]

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Kobe

Top 4 Tourist Attractions in Kobe

Kobe, Japan's fifth largest city is located on Honshu island and it is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. As part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area it is a very important city. Kobe has more than 1.5 million inhabitants and it is located between Rokko Mountains and the sea and they are providing quite stunning views from the city. The city had serious losses in 1995. when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake caused the death of more than 5000 people. Nowadays the city is recovered and... [ read more ]