Kobe

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Kobe (_, Kōbe) is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. Located between the sea and the Rokko mountain range, Kobe is also considered one of Japan's most attractive cities.

Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hakodate and Niigata.

In 1995, Kobe was hit by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, which killed over 5000 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings. Today the city is completely rebuilt, and few signs of the terrible event remain.

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Kobe Beef

World famous local brand of wagyu meet.

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Arima Onsen

Celebrated hot spring resort within the city limits.

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Mount Rokko

Offering panoramic views of Kobe and Osaka.

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Kitano

Former residential area of foreign merchants.

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Meriken Park

Waterfront park with Kobe Tower and more.

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Chinatown

Kobe's chinatown is called Nankinmachi.

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Hotel Kinzan

Just one hour by bus from Osaka, Kobefs most iconic hot spring ryokan. Come and taste our delicious Kobe beef.

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ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kobe

Adjacent to Shin-Kobe Station, this is Kobe's most convenient hotel for shinkansen users.

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Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel

Attractively located along the waterfront in the Port of Kobe.

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