Locations

Kannon-ya

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

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…

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…

Ikkanrou butaman

Fantastic meat buns right next to/under the station - also have gyoza, etc.

Tamondai

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

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,…

Meriken Park

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

Dango Izakaya

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

Staff will remember you after a…

Kitano Dental Office

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

Bando Kobe Science Museum

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

Suma Rikyu Park

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

Futatabi Park

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

Starboard Craft Beer Bar

A solid craft beer bar serving local beers from Rokko Brewery, with a knowledgable choice of foreign draft on…

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…

Animate

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