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About Kobe

Located in Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe has prospered as an international trading port. This means it has been influenced by many exotic foreign cultures over the years. It has long been known for its unique multicultural streets. If you find this kind of western style to your taste, you should come to Motomachi and the Kobe Kitano Museum to see the old foreign style houses. However, Kobe is most famous for Kobe beef. Almost everyone who comes to Kobe has to try the best steak in the world. Kobe also has beautiful scenic spots like Mount Rokkō and the Arima Onsen. Prosperous since ancient times, it exudes antique Japanese atmosphere and is a popular tourist city.

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Arima Onsen
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Hot Spring
Located in Arimacho in the north district of Kobe, Hyogo, Arima Hot Spring is a relatively ancient hot spring in the Kansai area. It is famous for being one of the best hot springs in Japan, with a history dating back thousands of years. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, visitors are drawn to the cherry blossoms in the spring and maple trees in the autumn. Coupled with convenient transport links and a tranquil environment, it proves to be a popular place amongst tourists.
Port of Kobe
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The Port of Kobe, situated on the northwest side of Osaka Bay, is one of the world's most important container ports. The area has been home to a large number of foreigners ever since the Meiji period, and it exudes an exotic charm. Today it is a popular tourist destination in the city of Kobe, where many local residents and tourists from all over the world come to relax, eat, and shop. Kobe Port Tower and the Mosaic Ferris Wheel are iconic landmarks in the port.
Mount Rokko
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To the north of Kobe City sits the green and vibrant Mount Rokko. The view changes throughout the four seasons, creating picture perfect scenes for visitors. It is also part of Setonaikai National Park. The top of Mount Rokko is a spacious plateau with a golf course, an observatory, a botanical garden, a pasture, a forest, and many other entertainment options. At night, visitors can see the "Million Dollar Night View" of Kobe City and its harbor.
Kitano ijinkangai
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Featured Neighborhood
Kitano ijinkangai is an area of buildings within northern Kobe, overlooking the harbor. Because most of the buildings were constructed during the Meiji period, the design carries a Western feel and is sometimes referred to as the "town of western-style residencies."

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Summer Vacation Ideas in Japan: Fireworks Festival
Family Time
Summer Kansai Fireworks Festival is something you cannot miss in your summer vacation in Japan. Wearing a yukata and holding moon-shaped fans to attend the fireworks festival has become a part of Japan's poetic summer scenery. We have to mention Kansai when talking about fireworks festivals. Each place has its own characteristics. It is a really unique experience when appreciating the fireworks exploding in the sky. Have you decided where to go watch fireworks in Japan this summer?
TripBlog   Mar 2, 2020
Tokyo to Osaka: How to Travel Cheap and Fast?
Green Travel
Travel Tips
The cheapest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is by bus, especially night bus. Total journey could spend 8-10 or so hours. Tips: Might be worth the extra 500 yen to have onboard toilet and comfortable chairs and night bus save you one night hotel fee. Fastest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is Shinkansen, faster than air! Total time cost: 150 min. No safe checking, not so long on the trams to airports. Leaving at the same time, those taking the Shinkansen will reach the destination earlier than those flying.
TripBlog   Feb 21, 2020
A Bright Color in Winter
Leisurely Vacation
Amusement Parks
Japan's four seasons have their own scenic spots. In addition to watching the snow in winter, there are romantic and dreamy lighting shows waiting for you to see!
TripBlog   Dec 20, 2019

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Trip Moments

Shirley Zhu   
KIRARI stayed, and one of Japan's three hot springs, Ima Hot Springs , heard the name of Taige's soup before I went to Kobe. Taige's soup is very large, not comparable to ordinary hot spring hotels; similar to the domestic bliss soup, it has 26 kinds of baths and rock baths, and there are also some of the most special gold and silver soups in Ma Hot Springs. There is also a comprehensive dining and entertainment facility that can be used for bathing alone or for a stay. The guest bath is free and there is a dedicated elevator to the spa area. In short, it is very suitable for a family to come on vacation. The attitude of the front desk is particularly special, and we have explained the many precautions for staying at the hotel. After picking up the bathrobe next to the elevator, you can enter the room! The room is a standard Japanese-style room, and the feeling of the wind is coming, it is a big surprise at the beginning of the trip! I don't mention much good things about taking pictures. There is a separate balcony area, as well as a wet and dry separation area. Full-featured and modern, the quality of the facilities in the room is nothing to say. Every night, the staff will come over and help make the bed. The first time I found out that the Japanese tatami is so popular! The hotel's breakfast buffet is also very rich, the ingredients are very fresh; the restaurant area has tatami seats, there are normal seats, very user-friendly. The big show is naturally a hot spring! This is the oldest hot spring in the Kansai region of Japan, and the Gero hot springs and Kusatsu Onsen are also known as the three famous springs in Japan. Ama Onsen is said to be quite popular with Toyotomi Hideyoshi. He has not only come here several times, but also rebuilt the hot springs and is committed to holding a tea party, which has made the horse prosper. Living in KIRARI, it is natural to experience the hot springs here. In-house guests can go to the soup of Taige and enjoy the exclusive hot springs. The style of the hot spring area is also Japanese traditional courtyard style, a bit like the world in the movie "Spirited Away". Many people ask for the presence of Jinquan and Yinquan in the hall before booking a stay at Ama Hot Spring. This is the two kinds of hot springs that are most worthy of experience in the horse: Jinquan contains a lot of iron ingredients, the color is brownish brown, it is quite effective in treating neuralgia; Yinquan is colorless and transparent, contains carbonated springs and radioactive springs, for chronic digestive diseases, Chronic constipation and gout have a certain effect. Both hot springs experience it and it feels like the whole person has been cured. The lotion prepared in the guest spa area, the lotion is POLA. In addition to the Jinquan and Yinquan features of the Ma Hot Springs, hot springs such as carbonated hot springs and vanilla hot springs can also be enjoyed here. In addition, steam baths and saunas, rock bath equipment are also available here! You can feel so many kinds of hot springs at a time, and you have a great value for money.
Posted: Oct 18, 2019
Shirley Zhu   
Sea Bus goes out to sea, Kobe Fantasy moment afternoon we have to take the Kobe Sea Bus CRUISING CAFE Fantasy cruise, almost no mention of the Kobe has this entertainment project, but it is very popular in Japan. This trip took a lot of cable car ropeway, land tram railway, and then a boat, sea and land will be alive! Suyi, who was on the sea, didn't sit very much. She heard that she was looking forward to taking the boat. Sea Bus Fantasy's ticket counter is located on the first floor of KAMOMERIA TERMINAL. You can get cruise information at the counter. You can book tickets in advance for more than 15 people, or you can buy tickets at the small seaside counter opposite KAMOMERIA TERMINAL, which is faster! The boat also has a very meaningful kid program, which is a special captain experience for elementary school students. You can experience a series of nautical-related projects in a special navy suit. There are not many places, every Saturday and Sunday. There are two classes of boats on holiday that can accept appointments in order. Unfortunately, the age of Suyi has not yet arrived, and it is only possible to experience the mission of the captain "singing out and sailing" before boarding the ship. The boat interior is small, the first floor is the ordinary seating area, and the second floor is the Cruising Cafe on board; obviously most passengers prefer to sit in the cafe all the time. Order a drink, or a little snack, and look at the market style of Kobe's style from the sea. After leaving the port, we deliberately blew the sea breeze on the outdoor deck. The Kobe Port Lighthouse, the Mosaic Ferris Wheel, the American Park, the Kobe Bridge, and the Kobe Airport are all overlooked in front of you. They are slowly approaching and slowly moving away. The beauty of the port city of Kobe is perfect. Close your eyes. In the distance, the sky is clear, the sea breeze is in front of you, and the rhythm of time seems to be slowing down. 45 minutes is a valuable time for a trip. Cruise route, depart from Kobe Port, turn to the U-shaped bridge at the Airport Link Bridge, and return to Kobe Port for about 45 minutes. sailing time: 10
Posted: Oct 18, 2019
Shirley Zhu   
Japanese parent-child tour | The treasure-level zoo Kobe animal kingdom that interacts with the super cute things is a relatively unpopular attraction in the Japanese parent-child tour, but it is a treasure level in my heart! Breaking the form of the general zoo, although the venue is relatively small compared to the domestic large zoo, I think the biggest feature is that there are many interactive areas, and it can touch many small and docile animals. Although the zoo is not large, the size of the area is densely arranged, and it is subdivided into lake areas, tropical forests, and water valleys. There are also many animals to watch. You can follow the reference route in the park (you can not go back), or you can take a look at it yourself. There are not many tourists going during the summer vacation, and the order of the park is also very good. I had prepared for the sun for a long time. I didn't expect half of the zoo to be indoors and air-conditioned. So no matter what the weather, you can safely take your children to play. The play experience is great! Indoor area Suyi's favorite is the parrot contact area. The breeder pours some feed in the palm of the visitor's hand and spreads the palm of his hand. The parrots will fly over and eat; the animal contact area can be jumped. Closely touch and feed these gentle bunny, Dutch rats; in the summer, the grass mud horse will be moved to this area; the puppy cat contact area is the most popular area in the museum, the dog and cat lovers Heaven, the cats are lazy than the puppies who are standing together. It is rare that the indoor areas are relatively closed, but the small animals are well cleaned and have no odor at all. The little animals are also lovely relatives, especially friendly to children. It is no wonder that so many Japanese families will bring their children to come here for the summer vacation. Outdoor planning of the garden and open animal farm, where you can interactively feed turtles, deer, kangaroos, and sheep. These are relatively large and docile animals, and the photos are also very good. You must not miss the big C coffee here - whale head! Our country can't see it for a while, Japan is the country that can be seen from us recently. It is known as the bird world two haha; you can make an expression pack for any photo! The zoo also has a performance time or feeding show. We have participated in a bird show, which is very popular. You can watch the birds such as falcons, owls and parrots show gorgeous flying. Skills, see the children in a glimpse. In addition, the flight time of is also very recommended, and it is very hot on DOUYIN. Transportation: Take the Kobe port line to the Beijing Computer Station. After exiting the station, it is the entrance of the zoo. Depart from Sannomiya Station for about 15 minutes Tickets: Adults (above secondary school students) 1800 days Elementary school student 1000 yen / child (4-5 years old) 300 yen / senior citizen (65 years old) 1300 yen Business hours: weekdays 10
Posted: Oct 13, 2019
Shirley Zhu   
The first eye-catching Ama Hot Springs town was amazing from the bus, so I went out of the hotel before dinner and strolled around the spa town. If it is not the weather is not strong, when it is cloudy and rainy, we can go deeper and further. The more I feel that Japan is the most charming and most attractive to me, it is a place with a historical atmosphere. For the most impressive impression of the town of Arima Hot Springs, stay in the original Japanese-style buildings, people who wear yukata shopping, and various snack bars with orange lights on the street. The spa town is centered on the Taige Pavilion, and the small streets and alleys are scattered around. The most eye-catching of these is the orange-red "Ningning Bridge", and there is a statue of "Ningning" standing next to it. Ningning is the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was once the first time in the history of Hideyoshi. Weiye, both of them are very fond of Ama Hot Springs. It can be said that Arima Onsen is definitely the hottest and most romantic hot spring in Japan. Under the bridge, there is a rushing horse, there are staggered steps and riverbeds on both sides, and there are small and unknown celebrations at night. There is no shortage of fireworks in the clean, how to look at the imaginary hot spring town. Something like that. After dusk, the street lights begin to burn, and the tourists who live in the hotel bathe, put on yukata kimonos, walk in the narrow hot spring street, bathe in the rich Japanese traditional style.
Posted: Oct 18, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Rokko-Shidare Observatory, Mt. Maya, Azur Maiko, Mt. Rokko Arima Ropeway, Nunobiki Reservoir.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Kobe: Charcoal brazier grilled meat Itozakura, Gensai, Kokoroya, L'avenue, Estroyal Nankinmachihonten.
Here are the best places to visit in Kobe, including: Meriken Park, Rokkosan Farm, Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Former Thomas's House, Maiko Park.