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Nishinomiya Shrine “Touka Ebisu”Read Later
Touka Ebisu is a festival held annually from January 9th to January 11th at Nishinomiya Shrine, the main shrine out of the approximately 3500 shrines in Japan dedicated to the kami Ebisu.
Kobe Luminarie 2018Read Later
The first Kobe Luminarie was held in December of 1995 to commemorate the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 1995) as well as to reinforce hopes and dreams for reconstruction and revitalization of the city. Since then, the Kobe Luminarie has been seen by many as a symbol of Kobe, and it has become a definitive characteristic of the area.
Recommended for Kobe Sightseeing! Great Value! The Popular "SKY BUS KOBE X City Loop 1 Day Ticket"Read Later
“SKY BUS KOBE” is a roofless open-air vehicle that can take you around the city with a high vantage point to enjoy the sights from above! It’s a great way to sightsee around the city of Kobe while enjoying the autumn breeze.
During this limited period, you can also use the other convenient for sightseeing in Kobe bus “City Loop,” thanks to this new “SKY BUS KOBE x City Loop 1 Day Ticket”!
Ecbo Cloak is a service connecting people who want to store their luggage with shops that have space to hold it.
Luggage may be stored in multipurpose spaces inside train stations, such as cafes, hair salons and post offices. By making reservations ahead of time, you can be sure to store items that won't fit into the coin-operated lockers, such a large suitcases, baby strollers and sports equipment.
Himeji Yukata Festival is a popular early-summer event in which people, clad in yukatas, gather in the city! There’s plenty to enjoy, including parades, yukata fashion shows, musical events, food stalls, and more! The festival is held June 22nd through 24th every year. Be sure to put on a yukata and enjoy sightseeing at the World Cultural Heritage Site and national treasure Himeji Castle during this event!
Ramen Horenso is such a popular place that its ramen has been used in dried "cup noodles"! Its rich, thick soup has earned this shop a lot of fans, many of whom come from far away to eat it!
Akashi City of Hyogo Prefecture is famous for its octopus!
This time around, I visited Izumiya, a long-standing restaurant beloved by locals, to eat Akashi-yaki.
Have you heard of the long wallets sold by the Kobe-based brand ATAO?
The brand has few physical retail outlets, so it may not be a highly recognized name brand. However, ATAO is known for products that are so easy to use that you won’t want to let go of them, so many of their products have to be ordered in advance if you want to get them!