Locations

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…

Hanayama Coop

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

Animate

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

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…

Umie

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

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…

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…

Trick Art Museum

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

HAHAHA Crepe

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

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…

SJ Kobe

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

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…

Yakiniku Rokko Sannomiya 焼肉六甲三宮

A good place for yakiniku (meat that you grill yourself at your table) in Sannomiya. Has several courses of tabe/…

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,…

Mandrillus Curry

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

They have two locations,…

Max Valu - Oike

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

Elua Diner

Essentially the replacement burger joint for those of us who were all about some SB Diner.

Relatively…

Momiichi Kitano Sakaten Relaxation massage

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

Spark: Scone & Bicycle

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

The staff is very friendly and helpful.…

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…

Nada Onsen

An old but charming local onsen that doesn't discriminate at all against tattoos!

Expect to see some Yakuza…