Locations

Nim. cafe

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

Tamondai

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

Nada Onsen

An old but charming local onsen that doesn't discriminate at all against tattoos!

Expect to see some Yakuza…

Starboard Craft Beer Bar

A solid craft beer bar serving local beers from Rokko Brewery, with a knowledgable choice of foreign draft on…

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…

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (RIP)

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

Baan Thai

The tastiest Thai food in Kobe! Straight up yo.

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

SJ Kobe

An import store with a particularly wide range of snacks, candy, tea and alcohol from overseas. Also has cheese,…

Nunobiki Falls

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

Bando Kobe Science Museum

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

Elua Diner

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

Relatively…

Meriken Park

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

Suma Aquarium (Suma Aqualife Park)

An aquarium that almost every elementary school student in Kobe has been to, the Suma Aqualife Park hosts 600…

Kobe Chuo Central Post Office

This is the big central post office in Kobe. It's convenient because it's one of the few post offices that are open…

Greenhouse SILVA (グリーンハウスシルバ)

Forest themed paradise in the middle of a concrete city.

Great food, drinks, and atmosphere!

Gets…

Kita-ku Ward Office

This is the Ward Office for Kita-ku and the place any JETs living in Hanayama will be registered. You will have been…

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…

Spark: Scone & Bicycle

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

The staff is very friendly and helpful.…

Anpanman Museum

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

Kitano Dental Office

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

Animate

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

The Barber 理髪館三宮店

Great, cheap haircut place. For ¥1,500 you can get a haircut, shampoo AND shave (even if you're sporting a mountain…

Hanayama Coop

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