Konan University in Kobe

Konan University - Okamoto

A private university with campuses in Okamoto, Nishinomiya, and Port Island. Konan University hosts Konan Chat! Konan Chat is a program in which…1473
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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


Many fashionable restaurants with a gorgeous view. Connected to Umie mall via sky bridge.  List of shops in Mosaic: http://umie.jp/shop/lists/…1254
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
Junk Burger plate of food

Junk Burger

That down and dirty heavy stacker burger you've been longing for. A burger joint with a variety of other izakaya type foods to indulge in...…942
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Jam Jam (Jazz Cafe)

A chilled out cafe for the jazz lovers. Steady tunes of new wave and classic jazz on vinyl.  Hosts a listening only seating section in addition to…1221
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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Kobe City Hall

神戸市役所 (こうべしやくしょ) The location of the School Education Division, your contracting organization. Former location of the now extinct Guidance Division…1278
Futatabi Park

Futatabi Park

A quiet mid sized park with a central lake, located atop Mt. Rokko.1275
Kitano Dental

Kitano Dental Office

English speaking dentist right outside Hankyu West exit - clean, friendly, fast. Standard cleaning is about ¥ 2,000 after JET health insurance - make…1213
Kobe barber

The Barber 理髪館三宮店

Great, cheap haircut place. For ¥1,500 you can get a haircut, shampoo AND shave (even if you're sporting a mountain man beard). Not sure if they'll…1235
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English Speaking Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Yamada went to school in Portland, Oregon so his English is perfect. He takes national health insurance and is a just a really good dentist in…1170
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Chuo Ward Office

Suma Rikyu Park

Suma Ward Office

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Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications. English OK! They will also provide samples of contacts after getting…1175
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Umie is a popular shopping center where you can find department stores, food and sports goods.947
View of Kobe Gaidai campus

Kobe Gaidai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)

”Kobe Gaidai" is the nickname lovingly used by ALT(s) for the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. It is a common venue for Kobe BOE-sponsored…1471
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Konan University - Nishinomiya

The Nishinomiya campus of the private educational institution Konan University. Many Kobe and Hyogo ALT(s) volunteer in English conversation…1474
Kobe Mount Rokko Hike

Trekking Over the Mountain to Arima Onsen

This is a personal favorite trail of mine that takes you up and over the summit of Mt. Rokko and down into Arima Onsen. The trail averages about 3 1…1276
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
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