Edited by Jess Wright
I originally chose to settle in Kobe because when visiting, I felt it so uniquely vibrant, naturally stunning and stress-free a place as to be somewhere I could put down roots. The charming port city has everything you need; small-style restaurants and bars wherever you go, and the perfect mix of international influence and authentic Japanese. With lots of cafés and restaurants with outdoor spaces that appeal in the warmer months (and are quite uncommon elsewhere in the country), a veritable riot of color in the fall, and plenty on the menu for the cooler months, Kobe is a Japanese destination worth visiting all year round. With so much culture and natural beauty to choose from, exactly how to spend a day in Kobe is quite a tough one to solve, but not to worry – I’ve mapped out a Kobe one day itinerary that will see you get the full benefit of your one day in Kobe.