Locations

Mosaic

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

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Lima Coffee

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

Jam Jam (Jazz Cafe)

A chilled out cafe for the jazz lovers. Steady tunes of new wave and classic jazz on vinyl. 

Hosts a…

Nim. cafe

Highly recommended cafe by the students of Rokko Island High School - has a nice atmosphere with the lunch menu…

HAHAHA Crepe

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

Akachaya Cafe

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

I…

Elua Diner

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

Relatively…

Trick Art Museum

A fun, interactive building in the Kitano area that was built in the Meiji era. There are six optical illusions that…

Futatabi Park

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

Ikkanrou butaman

Fantastic meat buns right next to/under the station - also have gyoza, etc.

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 Kande Nature Education Garden

Host location for the Kande Camp and Kande Camp Scavenger Hunt.

Mandrillus Curry

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

They have two locations,…

Konan University - Nishinomiya

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

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…

Spark: Scone & Bicycle

A cafe that also loans out really nice bikes for a great daily deal!

The staff is very friendly and helpful.…

Kannon-ya

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

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (RIP)

A general lifestyle store in the Centergai shopping district with tons of items that are cool, useful, or both.…

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,…

Ichigahara

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

Kobe Immigration Office

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

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

Tamondai

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