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Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival 

July 30, 2018 by Admin

The “Kobe Port Marine Fireworks Festival” is a great way to spend a hot summer night in Kobe. As many as 250,000 people will gather at Meriken Park and the surrounding areas to watch as 15,000 fireworks are launched from between Kobe Harborland and Port Island to dance in the night sky. Kobe Port Marine Fireworks […]

Myths & Legends in Kansai

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Japan is a country rich with mythology and fascinating tales. The Kansai region, with its many popular tourist areas and shrines to gods and kings, is no different. From folklore heroes to dark creatures, there are many tales associated with Kansai or have their roots in the region. Some are familiar, others not so. Here […]

8 Most Popular Flea Markets and Shopping Areas in Kobe

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

From intensive retail therapy to quick souvenir shopping, Kobe has a score of places where you can explore and discover great finds to take home or give away as gifts. There are some places where locals flock to on a daily basis, and others have a lot more wares to choose from that would surely […]

8 Most Popular Beer Pubs and Breweries in Kobe

July 27, 2018 by Justin Hanus

One of the best places to visit at night are where the drinks and food are. After a long day of touring the attractions and shopping, anyone would love to unwind and take a swig of chilled beer in the company of family and friends. A sampling of finger food like fish and chips, yakitori, […]

Arima Onsen: Come On In, the Water’s Fine

July 25, 2018 by Justin Hanus

The mapmakers say Arima Onsen is a part of Kobe but it is way on the other side of Mount Rokko and is thus a world unto itself. And people have been making their way to this unique world for almost 1400 years, drawn to the magical powers of its storied hot springs. Built along […]

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