Locations

Animate

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

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…

Kitano Dental Office

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

Flying Tiger Copenhagen (RIP)

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

Home

Where the heart is

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. 

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Akachaya Cafe

This is the spot if you're looking for affordable modern age sweets with a more refined Japanese flavor.

I…

Junk Burger

That down and dirty heavy stacker burger you've been longing for.

A burger joint with a variety of other…

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…

Minato no Mori Park

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

Hanayama Coop

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

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 Education Center (KEC)

A common location for training workshops and other events organized by the Guidance Division, including but not…

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…

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…

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,…

Konan University - Nishinomiya

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

Troopcafe (Night Club)

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

A chill and…

Kobe Immigration Office

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

If you forget to bring a photo, there is a…

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…