Locations

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…

Konan University - Okamoto

A private university with campuses in Okamoto, Nishinomiya, and Port Island. Konan University hosts Konan Chat!…

Mandrillus Curry

This is a nice and affordable curry place with a fun and personal atmosphere.

They have two locations,…

Meriken Park

Pleasant place to take a walk, enjoying a beautiful seaside view of Kobe. Also hosts several events throughout the…

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…

Suma Aquarium (Suma Aqualife Park)

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

Nagisa no Yu

A sento (public bathhouse) that uses real hot spring water. In addition to the baths, you can get a massage or dine…

Venus Bridge

Scenic view of Kobe with easy access via a short hike.

Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic

Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications.

English OK!

They…

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (RIP)

A general lifestyle store in the Centergai shopping district with tons of items that are cool, useful, or both.…

Troopcafe (Night Club)

An all-night Saturday club for those who dig the sweet sensual sounds of disco, house, funk, etc.

A chill and…

Kita-ku Ward Office

This is the Ward
Office for Kita-ku and the place any JETs living in Hanayama
will be registered. You…

Nunobiki Falls

The revered Nunobiki Falls
has been the subject of art, poetry and worship for centuries – some of the poems…

Mosaic

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

List of…

Ichigahara

If you continue to hike past Nunobiki Falls
, you can see the Ichigahara
River. If you follow the river…

Anpanman Museum

The Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall is an interactive museum and children's center for the Japanese hero…

Hanayama

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

花山

はなやま

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…

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,…

Tamondai

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

Village Vanguard

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

Bando Kobe Science Museum

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