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Yakiniku Rokko Sannomiya 焼肉六甲三宮

A good place for yakiniku (meat that you grill yourself at your table) in Sannomiya. Has several courses of tabe/nomihoudai (all you can eat/drink)…1162
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Spark Scone & Bicycle

A cafe that also loans out really nice bikes for a great daily deal! The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the bikes ride like a dream. Great…1277
Flying Tiger

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

A general lifestyle store in the Centergai shopping district with tons of items that are cool, useful, or both. Great place for classroom prizes or…1250
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Village Vanguard

The concept here is "bookstore and play", being both a book shop and general store. They sell books, interior goods, apparel, sweets, toys, and…1249
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Nada Onsen

An old but charming local onsen that doesn't discriminate at all against tattoos! Expect to see some Yakuza though :) Sauna and bath entry is only…1216
Baan Thai

Baan Thai

The tastiest Thai food in Kobe! Straight up yo. Adjustable spiciness levels: 1-5. 3 will still wreck you bro. Reccomendations: Pad Thai, Pineapple…943
Futatabi Park

Futatabi Park

A quiet mid sized park with a central lake, located atop Mt. Rokko.1275
Dima Coffee picture of the store front

Lima Coffee

A staple in the Kobe Coffee community. Located between both JR Kobe and JR Motomachi, and just south of the Shoutengai. It’s a little bit out of the…1296
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One of two primary sites where Kobe JET(s) are allocated housing.1478
Ramen shop building exterior front

Tenjin Tenjin Ramen

(山神山人). This is a ramen chain that makes some of the best ramen I've experienced in my short life. In particular, the spicy miso ramen (辛味噌盛り) is…1283
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Dango Izakaya

A relaxed, upper-scale vibe izakaya with an affordable and delicious menu! Staff will remember you after a few visits ;) Get there before 6:30 for…1219
Outside view of the Hanayama Coop store

Hanayama Coop

The one-stop shop for basic necessities and food items for your friendly neighborhood Hanayamans. A bit more expensive, but you can't beat the…1460
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Chuo Ward Office

Meriken Park

Meriken Park

Pleasant place to take a walk, enjoying a beautiful seaside view of Kobe. Also hosts several events throughout the year, including the Indian Mela…1253
Suma Rikyu Park

Suma Ward Office

Animate store

Animate Sannomiya

THE store for anime/manga - an infamous aspect of Japanese pop culture. They sell manga (comics), CDs, DVDs, stationery, posters, plush toys,…1251
Umie buiilding front


Umie is a popular shopping center where you can find department stores, food and sports goods.947
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Akachaya Cafe

This is the spot if you're looking for affordable modern age sweets with a more refined Japanese flavor. I personally suggests the house parfait…1215
David Maira & Ian eating crepes


Amazing dessert crepes place with a TON of options - they also have several savory crepes. Everything I've tried so far is delicious, though if you…1187


You can eat delicious sweets while looking at Buddhist statues (Motomachi location only) and other delightful interior decor. They are famous for…1256
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