Umie buiilding front


Umie is a popular shopping center where you can find department stores, food and sports goods.947
Konan University picture of the building front

Konan University - Nishinomiya

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


Many fashionable restaurants with a gorgeous view. Connected to Umie mall via sky bridge.  List of shops in Mosaic: http://umie.jp/shop/…1254
Nim Cafe picture of outside building


Highly recommended cafe by the students of Rokko Island High School - has a nice atmosphere with the lunch menu being different from the dinner menu.1255
Kita Ku

Kita-ku Ward Office

This is the Ward Office for Kita-ku and the place any JETs living in Hanayama will be registered. You will have been here at least once when you…1279
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
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


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

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…1175
Eiken pencil drawing

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
Cafe Demi cozy inside picture

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…1221
Anpanman Museum picture of the building's front exterior

Anpanman Museum

The Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall is an interactive museum and children's center for the Japanese hero Anpanman. Located in the…1245
Marine Pia building front


Reasonably priced shopping near the sea948
Hyogo Prefecture Museum of Art picture of the front exterior

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

A municipal gallery of art opened in Nada Ward in 2002, the museum displays more than seven thousand art works, including Western paintings,…1246
Pic of Silva Menu

Green House Silva (グリーンハウスシルバ)

Forest themed paradise in the middle of a concrete city. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere! Gets pretty busy during peak times, so be prepared to…1176
2 Gokan image of building front exterior

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
A lot of beers on tap

BrewPub Starboard

A solid craft beer bar serving local beers from Rokko Brewery, with a knowledgable choice of foreign draft on rotation. Expect ¥700-…1217
Front of a building getting dark

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
Elua burger

Elua Diner

Essentially the replacement burger joint for those of us who were all about some SB Diner. Relatively affordable burgers. The classics plus a few…941
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…1473
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