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    Residential Area in Kobe

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    Kobe Street Scene

  • Weathercock House in Kitano-cho in Kobe

    Weathercock House in Kitano-cho in Kobe

  • Hiking Path in Kitano-cho in Kobe

    Hiking Path in Kitano-cho in Kobe

  • Kobe Harbour

    Kobe Harbour

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  • Kobe Street Scene

    Kobe Street Scene

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    House in Kobe

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    Kobe Chinatown

  • Kitano-cho in Kobe

    Kitano-cho in Kobe

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    Water Canal in Kobe

  • Kitano-cho in Kobe

    Kitano-cho in Kobe

Explore the real Kobe

Kobe is one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. You can compare it a bit with San Francisco. You have the sea, mountains, a big chinatown, busy cosmopolitan downtown area and lots of parks. I stayed there for only one day, but it was enough time to get a nice first impression. Best Ryokans in Kobe Explore Ryokans in Kobe >
Ryokans are the perfect way to discover old Japanese culture and traditions.
I also made time to explore some non-touristy hidden spots in the suburbs of Kobe. My tip: Just turn the smartphone off and start walking and walking for hours to absorb this amazing atmosphere.

My tips for local activities

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Kobe Chinatown

Kobe Chinatown

The Kobe Chinatown gives you the chance to dive into a different world. Within 1,5 hrs you will have seen most of this unique area. But you should not leave this place without a restaurant visit. The food is just amazing.

Strolling through Kitano-cho

Weathercock House in Kitano-cho in Kobe

What I liked the most about the Kitano-cho district was the hilly location and the huge number of western style houses. European and American traders settled here in the past and it’s really a unique place.

Kobe Harbour

Kobe Harbour

Before I jumped on a boat for the Kobe Harbour cruise I took the time to explore the area along the sea. This getaway to the world has a very interesting past. In the second half of the 19th century the Port of Kobe was opened for foreign trade, which marked a turning point in the history of Japan.

Hiking in Kobe

Hiking Path in Kitano-cho in Kobe

From Kitano-cho I followed a short hiking path through the mountains to the Nunobiki Ropeway Station. It was recommended to me for the great views over Kobe along the way. And I can say this walk was all I could hoped for. Unfortunately I was running out of time to explore more of the Kobe mountains. I´ll be back soon:)

My 100 Best Moments in Japan

Yokohama Street Scene

I have visited Japan nearly every year since 2004. This is my collection of the 100 best moments in my favourite country. Enjoy the pictures and I hope you will start your own journey soon.
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Books about Japan

My recommended books about Japan

Reading books is a great source of inspiration for me. Check out my recommended list of books about the fascinating country Japan.
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