Travel Guide to Kobe

Things to do in Kobe

Kobe is a cosmopolitan city nestled between the Rokko Mountain range and the sea in Hyogo Prefecture. Many come to Kobe for its world renowned Kobe beef, a delicacy from the Tajima strain of wagyu cattle.

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But there is more to Kobe than its delicious food. You’ll see cultural influences with a large Chinatown, thanks to its history as one of Japan’s first ports opened to foreign trade in 1868.

Kobe is referred to as the city of a million dollar view, as seen from the observation deck on Mount Maya.

Prefecture: Hyogo Prefecture
Region: Kansai, western Japan
Climate: Humid subtropical with hot summers and mild winters
Major Festivals: Kobe Luminarie, Kobe Jazz Street Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Kobe beef, Nada sake, Kobe Pudding.

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