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Kobe

Interesting
Kobe
The Essential
Interesting
Kobe remains extremely popular among expats for its mild climate and busy nightlife. It has nurtured this cosmopolitanism since the late 19C, when its port was authorised to trade internationally, thus making it popular among westerners. This dynamic economy also led to it being bombed at the end of WWII, but it continued to thrive post war thanks to the extension of its industrial facilities into the sea. In the wake of the 1995 earthquake, it was rebuilt and is now a pleasant modern city with an equal number of business and tourist attractions.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kobe

Kobe City Museum Kobe City Museum
Kobe City Museum
Kobe
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Kobe
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge & Maiko Marine Promenade Akashi Kaikyo Bridge & Maiko Marine Promenade
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge & Maiko Marine Promenade
Kobe
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Kikusedai observation platform on Mount Maya Kikusedai observation platform on Mount Maya
Kikusedai observation platform on Mount Maya
Kobe
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Tenran observatory on Mount Rokko Tenran observatory on Mount Rokko
Tenran observatory on Mount Rokko
Kobe
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Nunobiki waterfalls Nunobiki waterfalls
Nunobiki waterfalls
Kobe
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