Edited by Jess Wright
Nightlife in Kobe has everything you need, with a spread of restaurants and bars literally wherever you go. Being the first port city in Japan has meant a great deal of international influence in Kobe. While adding spice and diversity to the city, it has done nothing to dampen the Japanese cultural drinking quirks like hostess culture, tachinomi, and izakayas. The Kobe nightlife area is tucked neatly into a square kilometer between mountain and sea. While it is right next door to Osaka, where the real action is at, Kobe nightlife is more personable. Everyone knows everyone. Kobe at night is uniquely beautiful, Jagerbombs are a thing and Japanese drinking is a 24-hour game so you are guaranteed to always find somewhere open. All that’s left to do is arm yourself with a ripper of a list of things to do in Kobe at night. You’ve come to the right place for that!