Mandrillus Curry

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

They have two locations,…

Kobe Gaidai (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)

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…

Kannonya Motomachi storefront


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


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



Konan University - Nishinomiya

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

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…



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

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…

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.…


Where the heart is

Meriken Park at night

Meriken Park

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

Kobe Trick Art Museum PA Amb

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 Animal Kingdom 2

Kobe Animal Kingdom

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

Konan University - Okamoto

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

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…


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

scenic view

Venus Bridge

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

Nim. cafe 1

Nim. cafe

Highly recommended cafe by the students of Rokko Island High School - has a nice atmosphere with the lunch menu…


Futatabi Park

A quiet mid sized park with a central lake, located atop Mt. Rokko.


Troopcafe (Night Club)

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

A chill and…


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/…


Spark: Scone & Bicycle

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

The staff is very friendly and helpful.…