Locations

Lima Coffee

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

Nagisa no Yu

A sento (public bathhouse) that uses real hot spring water. In addition to the baths, you can get a massage or dine…

Minato no Mori Park

There are skate parks, basketball courts, natural grasses, and running courses. Minato no Mori Park
is…

Trekking Over the Mountain to Arima Onsen

This is a personal favorite trail of mine that takes you up and over the summit of Mt. Rokko and down into Arima…

Kitano Dental Office

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

Tamondai

One of two primary sites where Kobe JET (s) are allocated housing.

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Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic

Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications.

English OK!

They…

Kannon-ya

You can eat delicious sweets while looking at Buddhist statues (Motomachi location
only) and other delightful…

Elua Diner

Essentially the replacement burger joint for those of us who were all about some SB Diner.

Relatively…

Mandrillus Curry

This is a nice and affordable curry place with a fun and personal atmosphere.

They have two locations,…

Tenjin Tenjin Ramen

(山神山人). This is a ramen chain that makes some of the best ramen I've experienced in my short life. In particular,…

HAHAHA Crepe

Amazing dessert crepes place with a TON of options - they also have several savory crepes. Everything I've tried so…

Nunobiki Falls

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

Konan University - Nishinomiya

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

Village Vanguard

The concept here is "bookstore and play", being both a book shop and general store. They sell books, interior goods…

Anpanman Museum

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

Ichigahara

If you continue to hike past Nunobiki Falls
, you can see the Ichigahara
River. If you follow the river…

Kobe Immigration Office

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

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

Umie

Umie is a popular shopping center where you can find department stores, food and sports goods.

Troopcafe (Night Club)

An all-night Saturday club for those who dig the sweet sensual sounds of disco, house, funk, etc.

A chill and…

Meriken Park

Pleasant place to take a walk, enjoying a beautiful seaside view of Kobe. Also hosts several events throughout the…