Nestled between the scenic beauty of Mt. Rokko and the Seto Inland Sea is Kobe City, the 6th largest city in Japan. The city lies in the western area of Japan called Kansai and offers an array of outdoor recreational activities and cultural events. More specifically, Kobe boasts the famous Nada Sake Breweries and one of the three oldest hot springs in Japan, the Arima Hot Springs. Kobe is also a vital part of the Japanese economy with its modern international port and the premier biomedical cluster in the country.
Below are a number of links to help you find out some more information about Kobe, Japan:
Greeting from Mayor Hisamoto
Letter from Kobe’s Mayor, Kizo Hisamoto.
Kobe City Overview
Overview of Kobe City, including its location, population and economy.
Kobe Living Guide
This is a guide created by the Kobe International Community Center. The site is full of useful information on all aspects of life as a foreigner in Kobe.
Disaster of Kobe City
History and images of the 1995 earthquake that happened on January 17.
Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Information on Kobe’s Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of 1995, including information available at the museum (disaster prevention information, documentary, and earthquake simulation theater).