Kobe, Japan Overview
Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, approximately 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka on the north shore of Osaka Bay. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.
Wedged in between the coast and the mountains, the city of Kobe is long and narrow. To the east is the city of Ashiya, while the city of Akashi lies to its west. Other adjacent cities include Takarazuka and Nishinomiya to the east and Sanda and Miki to the north.
The landmark of the port area is the red steel Port Tower. A Ferris wheel sits in nearby Harborland, a notable tourist promenade. Two artificial islands, Port Island and Rokkō Island, have been constructed to give the city room to expand. Away from the seaside at the heart of Kobe lie the Motomachi and Sannomiya districts as well as Kobe’s Chinatown, Nankinmachi, all well-known retail areas.
Detailed Map of Kobe, Japan
Kobe has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and cool to cold winters. Precipitation is significantly higher in summer than in winter, though on the whole lower than most parts of Honshū, and there is no significant snowfall.
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Mount Maya is a 698.6 m (2,292 ft) high mountain in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of the major peaks of the Rokkō Mountains, and is the most popular peak for visitors on the West-Rokkō Mountains. Mount Maya is one of the two centers in Rokko Mountains for tourists.
The Nunobiki Herb Garden is a herb garden located on Mount Rokkō above Kobe, Japan. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged.
There is no single mountain or peak called "Rokkō." The highest peak of the mountains is called Rokkōsan-Saikōhō , literally, the highest peak in Rokkō Mountains. The mountains spread from Sumaura Kōen Park in the west end of Kobe, to Takarazuka, and the length of the mountains ranges is about 56 km.
An observation deck , observation platform or viewing platform is an elevated sightseeing platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper or observation tower. Fitted with railings or fencing for safety, observation decks are sometimes enclosed from weather, as many skyscraper decks, and may include coin operated telescopes for viewing distant features.
Tourists can visit the Kobe Tower from 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening until August. The hours of the port tower in the month of December are extended to 9 pm. However in the month of February when the place experiences its winters, the closing time is narrowed to 6 in the evening.
There is a white sandy beach in this ward, which attracts tourists to the Kansai region for sun bathing and popular events during the summer season. The same beach has appeared in the classic epics Genji monogatari, Heike monogatari, and Ise monogatari.
Nunobiki Falls is a set of waterfalls near downtown Kobe, Japan, with an important significance in Japanese literature and Japanese art. In Japan, Nunobiki is considered one of the greatest "divine falls" together with Kegon Falls and Nachi Falls.
Hakutsuru Fine Art Museum opened in 1934 in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan to display the collection of Kanō Jihei, seventh head of the Hakutsu Sake Brewing Company . As such it was one of the first private museums in Japan. The collection of some 1450 items includes two National Treasures and twenty-two Important Cultural Properties.
The Rokkō Alpine Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located on Mount Rokkō, Kobe, Japan. It is open daily in the warmer months, except some Thursdays; an admission fee is charged. The garden was established in 1933 at an altitude of 865 meters near the peak of Mount Rokkō.
Meriken Park is a waterfront park located in the port city of Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The park features the Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime Museum, and a memorial to victims of the Great Hanshin earthquake.
Kitano-chō or Kitano Ijinkan is a historical district in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, which contains a number of foreign residences from the late Meiji and early Taishō eras of Japanese history. While the term ijinkan can refer to any foreign residence of this period in Japan, it usually refers to those of Kitano given the number and high concentration of those that remain.
Kobe Chinatown ( Nankin-machi " Nanjing town") ( Japanese: 南京町; Simplified Chinese: 南京町) in Kobe, Japan is one of only three designated Chinatowns in Japan. It is located south of Motomachi station adjacent to the Daimaru Department Store and is a major tourist attraction.
The Kobe Municipal Arboretum , also known as the Kobe City Forest Botanical Garden, is a 142.6- hectare botanical garden and arboretum located near Mount Maya at 4-1 Nakaichiri-yama, Shimotanigami, Yammada-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan. It is operated by the city and open daily except Wednesdays; an admission fee is charged.
The park was created in 1967 on the general model of the Palace of Versailles park. It includes about 230 types of trees, substantial gardens of iris (40 varieties), rose (160 varieties), and camellia, as well as a botanical garden with greenhouse, collections of hydrangea, peony, and cherry trees (20 varieties), a Japanese garden, tea ceremony rooms, a drive lined with maple trees, etc.
It is located adjacent to Nankinmachi (南京町: Kobe Chinatown) and Kyū-kyoryūchi (旧居留地: a foreign settlement in the 19th century: there are several buildings from that time, now used as restaurants or coffee shops.). Daimaru department store and several boutiques ( BVLGARI, Giorgio Armani, Dunhill, etc.)
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Walking in Kobe, Japan (with Steadicam)
walking streets in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. recorded with Steadicam. 神戸市の三宮周辺を歩きながら、ステディカムで撮影しました。 阪神三宮駅・JRの三宮駅を出て、異人館街方面へ歩きます。風が少し強かったため、ステディカムが少し揺れています。。
Show Us Your City: Discovering Kobe, Japan
We'll take you on a tour of one of Japan's most stylish cities, Kobe.Check out the popular sites around town while discovering the city's interesting history.
Spirit Tour: Exploring Kobe Japan
From Kyoto to Nara Prefecture, we scoured Kobe far and wide to take in the sights, sounds and energy of this part of the country. Staton Ann, Spiritual Advisor, Intuitive Healer shares her Spirit Tour 2013 experiences in this recap of the first half of her Spiritual Healing tour to Kansai, Japan.
My trip to Kobe, Japan Part 4 - Sannomiya 三宮 Motomachi 元町 Chinatown Nankinmachi 南京町
In Part 4, We have decided to shoot Sannomiya 三宮, Motomachi 元町, and Chinatown Nankinmachi 南京町. The city look different in both daytime and at night. Enjoy. In this trip, Hisham and I "Ghanem AL Romaithi" "AKA BinKaddas" Cameraman, shot his trip with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Japan Trip Part 3 - Kobe
Okay Kobe, what do you have to offer? Well it turns out quite a bit. The lads spend a day exploring the shopping areas, Maritime Museum, Chinatown (Kobe has a large Chinese population), and go on a romantic Ferris Wheel ride down by the harbour (great way to see the city).
Kobe Japan Street HD
A look around Sannomiya in Kobe, Japan. Follow Me: Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev BLOG: http://kobekevin.blogspot.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/busankevin Google+ https://plus.google.com/116181646622418424578/posts
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Japan trip 2012 to Tokyo Kyoto Osaka Kobe Hiroshima Nagoya.mpg
Wonderful Travel for KOBE Port Land in Japan in winter.
We has been a trip for Osaka in Japan last full weeks with my family and visited the port tower of KOBE where is wel-known as^ the Port of Kobe has become the portal of Japan open to the world, Those interchanges have built up the unique, open, bright and so-called Haikara culture of Kobe.
Beautiful View Above Kobe
A wee excursion in Kobe, Japan. Enjoy the view! We did!
Japan - Little Planet Kobe (Kōbe/神戸市/日本国) - HD
Visit the highlights of Kobe / Japan - Processing of all photos with the great freeware photo editor JPG-Illuminator "http://www.jpg-illuminator.de/" - Music by Eau Forte (Album: Le sixieme / Song: jazzjam)