8 Most Popular Antique Shops in Kobe

March 23, 2018 by Justin Hanus

There are a lot of people who have a penchant for antiques or just about anything old that can be used or just put on display in their home. It’s not a cheap hobby considering that these items have values that were appraised for their age and authenticity. Still, enthusiasts head to antique shops to […]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

March 20, 2018 by Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical services from any phone.  Unlike emergency number services in many other countries, the 119 system in Japan only connects to fire or ambulance services.  Police are […]

Kobe’s Nightlife

February 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Are you ready to explore Kobe’s nightlife but are not sure where to go? I have got some great suggestions for you. Kobe has something for everyone in the Sannomiya area and even better, all of the bars are within walking distance from each other. You can easily change from a Japanese izakaya to a […]

8 Things to Do on Awaji Island near Kobe

February 26, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Island life is always serene and stress free. There’s that come hither idea of jumping on a boat and going on an adventure in a place where time is barely moving and life is stripped to its bare essentials. What better way to spend a relaxing weekend on an island with that atmosphere not too […]

Celebrating New Year in Kobe Chinatown

January 29, 2018 by Justin Hanus

Despite its proximity to China, there are only a few Chinatowns in the whole of Japan. One of the largest and most popular is the one in Kobe, called Nankin-machi. This Chinatown is located between three gates: Chang’an Gate to East, Xi’an Gate to West, and Nanluo Gate to South. As soon as you pass […]

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