Locations

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…

Hanayama

One of two primary sites where Kobe JET(s) are allocated housing.

花山

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Kitano Dental Office

English speaking dentist right outside Hankyu West exit - clean, friendly, fast. Standard cleaning is about ¥ 2,000…

Hanayama Coop

The one-stop shop for basic necessities and food items for your friendly neighborhood Hanayamans. A bit more…

Mosaic

Many fashionable restaurants with a gorgeous view. Connected to Umie mall via sky bridge. 

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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…

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…

Kobe Port Island Sports Center

A sport facility on Port Island that was built in commemoration of the Port Pia Exhibition in 1981, the Kobe Port…

Spark: Scone & Bicycle

A cafe that also loans out really nice bikes for a great daily deal!

The staff is very friendly and helpful.…

Suma Aquarium (Suma Aqualife Park)

An aquarium that almost every elementary school student in Kobe has been to, the Suma Aqualife Park hosts 600…

Dango Izakaya

A relaxed, upper-scale vibe izakaya with an affordable and delicious menu!

Staff will remember you after a…

Trick Art Museum

A fun, interactive building in the Kitano area that was built in the Meiji era. There are six optical illusions that…

Kobe Education Center (KEC)

A common location for training workshops and other events organized by the Guidance Division, including but not…

Junk Burger

That down and dirty heavy stacker burger you've been longing for.

A burger joint with a variety of other…

Village Vanguard

The concept here is "bookstore and play", being both a book shop and general store. They sell books, interior goods…

Kannon-ya

You can eat delicious sweets while looking at Buddhist statues (Motomachi location only) and other delightful…

Animate

THE store for anime/manga - an infamous aspect of Japanese pop culture. They sell manga (comics), CDs, DVDs,…

Bando Kobe Science Museum

Containing the only planetarium in Kobe, the Bando Kobe Science Museum is a great place for everyone young and old…

Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic

Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications.

English OK!

They…

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,…

Greenhouse 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…

Akachaya Cafe

This is the spot if you're looking for affordable modern age sweets with a more refined Japanese flavor.

I…