Locations

Venus Bridge

Scenic view of Kobe with easy access via a short hike.

Nunobiki Falls

The revered Nunobiki Falls has been the subject of art, poetry and worship for centuries – some of the poems are…

Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic

Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications.

English OK!

They…

Kobe Port Island Sports Center

A sport facility on Port Island that was built in commemoration of the Port Pia Exhibition in 1981, the Kobe Port…

Lima Coffee

A staple in the Kobe Coffee community. Located between both JR Kobe and JR Motomachi, and just south of the…

Akachaya Cafe

This is the spot if you're looking for affordable modern age sweets with a more refined Japanese flavor.

I…

Yakiniku Rokko Sannomiya 焼肉六甲三宮

A good place for yakiniku (meat that you grill yourself at your table) in Sannomiya. Has several courses of tabe/…

Max Valu - Oike

Your essential 24 supermarket located close to Hanayama. It's really big and has a much larger selection than a lot…

Kobe City Hall

神戸市役所 (こうべしやくしょ)

The location of the School Education Division, your contracting organization. Former…

Futatabi Park

A quiet mid sized park with a central lake, located atop Mt. Rokko.

Bando Kobe Science Museum

Containing the only planetarium in Kobe, the Bando Kobe Science Museum is a great place for everyone young and old…

Kitano Dental Office

English speaking dentist right outside Hankyu West exit - clean, friendly, fast. Standard cleaning is about ¥ 2,000…

Konan University - Okamoto

A private university with campuses in Okamoto, Nishinomiya, and Port Island. Konan University hosts Konan Chat!…

Kobe Gaidai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)

”Kobe Gaidai" is the nickname lovingly used by ALT(s) for the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. It is a…

Mosaic

Many fashionable restaurants with a gorgeous view. Connected to Umie mall via sky bridge. 

List of shops in…

English Speaking Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Yamada went to school in Portland, Oregon so his English is perfect. He takes national health insurance and is a…

Hanayama Coop

The one-stop shop for basic necessities and food items for your friendly neighborhood Hanayamans. A bit more…

Junk Burger

That down and dirty heavy stacker burger you've been longing for.

A burger joint with a variety of other…

Baan Thai

The tastiest Thai food in Kobe! Straight up yo.

Adjustable spiciness levels: 1-5. 3 will still wreck you bro…

Konan University - Nishinomiya

The Nishinomiya campus of the private educational institution Konan University. Many Kobe and Hyogo ALT(s) volunteer…

Animate

THE store for anime/manga - an infamous aspect of Japanese pop culture. They sell manga (comics), CDs, DVDs,…

Anpanman Museum

The Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall is an interactive museum and children's center for the Japanese hero…

Kobe Immigration Office

Important place for you to renew your visa and reentry permit. 

If you forget to bring a photo, there is a…