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Discovering Kobe

A Brief Introduction to Kobe's History.


Kobe, a city with a vibrant past, is a destination you should undoubtedly visit. Its history dates back to its foundation in 1889 and has been marked by events such as the 1995 earthquake. Despite everything, Kobe has managed to stand tall, becoming a city full of charm and unique experiences. Immerse yourself in its past and enjoy the wonders and delicious dishes it has to offer.

Ikuta Temple is an essential part of Kobe's history. This sacred place has been a pillar since ancient times. The city suffered severe damage during World War II due to incendiary bombings, which inspired the acclaimed Studio Ghibli film "Grave of the Fireflies".
 

Climate and Location.

 

Thanks to its geographical position, protected by Mount Rokko and Osaka Bay, Kobe enjoys a temperate climate. The average annual temperature remains around 17° C (62.6 °F), and rainfall is more common in summer. Although it is at sea level, snow can cover the city in winter, creating a postcard-worthy landscape.

Points of Interest.

 

Kobe is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, known as Japan's most international city. With over 45,000 foreign residents from more than 100 countries, Kobe is a welcoming place, with services and infrastructure designed to facilitate the integration of anyone who decides to settle here.

In Kobe, you will find high-quality international schools, restaurants offering authentic cuisine from different countries, churches, and temples of various religions, and multilingual healthcare. Kobe is also home to several multicultural exchange organizations that encourage foreigners' participation in the city's life. Kobe is divided into two parts by Mount Rokko. To the south, near Osaka Bay, lies the heart of the city.

 

To the west and north, a modern city has developed that maintains a harmonious balance with the surrounding nature.

Kobe is home to iconic landmarks such as the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world, Ikuta Jinja Temple with its millennia-old history, the vibrant Chinatown, and the Kobe Tower, an iconic symbol of the city.

Location.

 

Kobe is located on the island of Honshu, with a latitude of 34.41° north and a longitude of 135.10° east. Structure.

Kobe is divided into several districts: Higashinada, Nada, Chuo, Hyogo, Kita, Nagata, Suma, Tarumi, Nishi, and the recent addition of Kitasuma.

Places of Interest in Kobe.

 

Kobe, a city in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, offers a wealth of attractions that will fascinate you. From its vibrant Chinatown to its majestic gardens and famous Kobe beef, there is something for every visitor. In Nankinmachi, you can enjoy its famous Chinatown. The Kitano residences, cultural treasures, are a delight for architecture lovers. Nunobiki Herb Garden and Mount Rokko are must-visit destinations for nature lovers. The Earthquake Museum is a reminder of Kobe's history, and to relax, visit Arima-onsen, Japan's oldest hot spring resort.

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is another landmark in Kobe, along with the Kobe Port Tower, which offers panoramic views of the city and port. You can't leave Kobe without trying its famous beef, recognized worldwide.

Kobe also offers a wide range of entertainment and shopping, from traditional to department stores. If you're a sake lover, don't miss the Nada sake district. And don't forget about Kobe's culinary diversity, famous for its high-quality bread and pastries.

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