Rich in history, one of the first harbor cities in Japan to open after open trade from isolation. For centuries, fpreign influence has shaped its unique atmosphere that can be seen today.

The Kansai Region is located on the west of Japan's main island. Kansai is represented by three cities: Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe. Kobe is the westernmost city of these three.

Kobe, historically a port town, rouses adoration from most Japanese people. Kobe, being surrounded by ocean and mountains, offers an attractive view. There is also the "ten million-dollar night city lights." There is an exotic atmosphere created by hilly streets, antique Western architecture, and mysterious churches. Fashionable boutiques, restaurants that serve tastes from all over world, and delicious tea and cake, are just a few attractions in this sophisticated town. They surely mesmerize tourists from all over.
Kobe has almost completely recovered from the disastrous earthquake of 1995, to become an even more active city than what it was before the catastrophe. Domestic access to Kobe is relatively easy. There is the shinkansen (bullet train), travel by air, or the open road.

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