The Barber #1

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…

Suma Rikyu Park

Suma Rikyu Park

Located in Suma ward
, this botanical garden was created in 1967 and modeled after the park in the Palace of…

Kobe Animal Kingdom 2

Kobe Animal Kingdom

Greenhouse-based park featuring tropical plants, birds & small mammals, plus interactive shows. You can come in…

Town hall photo

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…

Matsuda Eye Clinic (松田眼科クリニック)

Matsuda Eye Clinic

Specializing in contacts, eyeglasses, and medications.

English OK!



Dango Izakaya

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

Staff will remember you…

Flying Tiger outside

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (RIP)

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

hyogo prefectural museum of art front

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,…

Kobe City Kande Nature Education Garden

Host location
for the Kande Camp
and Kande Camp Scavenger Hunt.

Window view

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!



SJ Kobe

An import store with a particularly wide range of snacks, candy, tea and alcohol from overseas. Also has cheese,…


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,…

Nunobiki Falls

Nunobiki Falls

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

Suma Aquarium

Suma Aquarium (Suma Aqualife Park)

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


Max Valu - Oike

Your essential 24 supermarket located close to Hanayama
. It's really big and has a much larger selection than…


Anpanman Museum

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

Kita ku Ward Office

Kita-ku Ward Office

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

Post office building

Kobe Chuo Central Post Office

This is the big central post office in Kobe. It's convenient because it's one of the few post offices that are open…

PI Sports Center

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.…



Umie is a popular shopping center where you can find department stores, food and sports goods.

HAHAHA crepe storefront


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



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

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…


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