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Celebrate Bon Odori By the Kobe Seaside

July 25, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Bon Odori festivals are well known as an entertaining and interesting summer events across Japan, and Kobe’s seaside fest is no exception. Bon Odori, or simply Bon dances, are some of the most exciting open-air parties that Japan offers, and they’re fun for all ages! Since the Obon holiday is celebrated traditionally by families returning […]

8 Most Popular Street Food to Try in Kobe’s Chinatown

June 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Kobe’s Chinatown also widely known as Nankin-machi is one of the three Chinatowns in Japan. Its popular name comes from the words Nanjing or Nanking as Chinese immigrants are referred to as the people who come from Nanking, a city in China, regardless where in China they come from and “machi” meaning town. It plays […]

The Most Popular Temples and Shrines in Kobe

June 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Japan is a melting pot of several religions in the East. There are religions that have immigrated from different parts of Asia and there are those that originated within the country. Some of them are still existing today and pilgrimages still take place regularly to worship their deities. Others are left with structures like temples […]

Popular Beaches in The Kansai Region

June 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

A lot of people love going to the beach because as they say, they need a dose of vitamin sea. Unfortunately, not a lot of countries have the best beaches and sea views that people can enjoy either by swimming or just lounging around in the sand or in comfy lounge chairs. People have to […]

Dive in Kobe Places to Swim this Summer

June 24, 2018 by Justin Hanus

With temperatures rising for the summer it can be easy to resort to staying inside as often as possible. Though the air conditioning at home might be necessary sometimes, for Kobe residents and visitors, there are a multitude of other ways to stay cool while also getting out of the house! Not only are there […]

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