Edited by Holly Stark
Kobe, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture, is situated between the sea and the Rokko mountain range. An important port city for many centuries, there’s lots going on in Kobe. Beyond visiting just to try the popular, iconic Kobe beef, there is an endearing atmosphere and a sophisticated and elegant vibe. The city is refreshing, with a great balance between work and daily life, the urban and natural. Seeking top things to do in Kobe? This city in Osaka bay has something for everyone, from peaceful waterfalls to fluorescent games rooms, and is framed by a scenic setting of mountains surrounding the harbor. Whether it’s the Ikuta Shinto Shrine, dating to the 3rd century, an antique cable car ride to Mount Rokko with panoramic views, or the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen, you won’t be stuck for what to do in the beautiful Japanese City as you choose from an endless supply of Kobe attractions.