Kobe

Famous for its luscious beef and crisp, pure sake, the Japanese port of Kobe is a thriving metropolitan city with an international feel. The sake-brewing season runs from October through April, and that’s the best time to take a tour of a kura (the Japanese word for brewery). Visit the Hakutsure Sake Brewery Museum year-round. Naturally, the nightlife here is prime perfection.

Minatogawa Shrine

A MINATOGAWA shrine was established to praise Kusunoki Masashige's spirit. He was a commander of the 14th century military and devoted his whole life for an emperor. Kusunoki Masashige is the person who combined the gentleness with the courage and wisdom and is the samurai monarch respected most in Japan. A statue of his bronze is displayed in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. There are a lot of...

Suma Rikyu Park

A vast park that looks at Osaka bay, which was maintained on the site of former Imperial Villa "Muko Rikyu". You can enjoy seasonal plants such as roses, Iris flowers, autumn leaves and plum flowers. Closed: Thursdays and December 29th - January 3rd(except for National Holidays on a Thursday, in which case the park is opened on the holiday and closed the following Friday instead). Admission fee:...

UCC Coffee Museum

UCC is the largest coffee manufacturing company in Japan. The museum showcases information that demonstrates wonderful life produced by coffee. You will find information on the history,cultivation and culture of coffee, as well as how to make and enjoy coffee. You can connect your smartphone to the Free WiFi and can access to the Exhibit Audio Guide which is vailable in English, Chinese and...

Kobe Luminarie

A festival of light, which has been held in December every year since 1995 as a memorial and requiem of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and to pray for recovery of the town. Geometric illuminations decorate the squares and streets, and during the festival a corridor of light called the Galleria runs through Nakamachi-dori street. In its heyday the festival attracted more than 5 million...

Kobe Animal Kingdom

About 15 minutes by Port Liner from Kobe Sannomiya. Kobe Animal Kingdom is an animal and plant garden with the theme of "The wonderland where flowers, animals and humans interact together." at Kobe Port Island. In the indoor area of ​​the large green house where bright flowers are blooming whole year round, you can feed and contact with amazing cute animals closely such as capybaras, and be...