LOOKING OUT TO THE HORIZON
After walking around Kobe & Sannomiya all day & needing a place to rest your tired feet, go over to Kobe Port & sit beside the waterfront overlooking the water. The best time to go is right before the sun starts to set. It`s a magical time to reflect about your travels & collect your thoughts. I always get such a sense of peace & calm when I look out towards the horizon.
There are many things that account for the unique charm of Kobe - the beauty of the surrounding sea and mountains, the international cuisine, the delicious coffee and cakes, the fashionable ambience, the row of historic houses and precious cultural assets and various other delights.
KOBE- PORT CITY
This was the first city I visited abroad! So this city holds special memories for me. I visit Kobe 1-2 times a month on the weekends. There's always something going on in Kobe and I always love to discover new areas of the city.
Being Chinese-American, I always like to visit Chinatowns in different countries. Living in Japan now & being near Kobe is a blessing. There is one other Chinatown in Japan-in Yokohama.
Kobe`s Chinatown is where I buy my Chinese groceries & sauces. Oyster sauce, vermicelli noodles, spring roll wrappers, different kinds of Chinese tea, herbs, etc.
"WANT A GUIDE TO TAKE YOU AROUND??"
KOBE STUDENT GUIDE is a volunteer organization made up of college & university students in Kobe & Osaka. Their purpose is to guide visitors around in Kobe, Osaka, & Himeji (in English).
This is a free volunteer service for people visiting from abroad however you must pay for the guide`s transportation fee (including the fare between the guide`s home & the appointed place to meet), admission fees, & lunch.
For more information or if you want to make a reservation or appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out their website at www.geocities.co.jp/Berkeley/3136/Jhomepage.