Locations

Nunobiki Falls

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

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…

Jam Jam (Jazz Cafe)

A chilled out cafe for the jazz lovers. Steady tunes of new wave and classic jazz on vinyl. 

Hosts a…

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…

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…

Bando Kobe Science Museum

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

Kobe Immigration Office

Important place for you to renew your visa and reentry permit. 

If you forget to bring a photo, there 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…

Kannon-ya

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

HAHAHA Crepe

Amazing dessert crepes place with a TON of options - they also have several savory crepes. Everything I've tried so…

Village Vanguard

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

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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.…

Minato no Mori Park

There are skate parks, basketball courts, natural grasses, and running courses. Minato no Mori Park is especially…

Konan University - Nishinomiya

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

Animate

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

Trick Art Museum

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

Momiichi Kitano Sakaten Relaxation massage

New location for a great massage place - excellent massage, cheap prices with specials for about ‎¥3900 for 70…

Mosaic

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

List of shops in…

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…

Ichigahara

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

Kitano Dental Office

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

Mandrillus Curry

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

They have two locations,…