Kobe, a port town The townscape with an exotic atmosphere and Luminarie “Arima Onsen Hot Spring”, the oldest hot spring in Japan
Kobe is a tourist spot representing Japan.
Kobe has been developed since it was opened a port at the end of the Edo Period, and there are a lot of tourist spots as a port town with an exotic atmosphere.
“Nankin Town”, one of Three Major Chinatown in Japan, is the area that about 100 Chinese restaurants are gathered.
Nankin Town is active, smells good, and you will be full;
you can eat a pork bun while walking, visit xiaolongbao shops that formed a long line all the time, and so on.
And speaking of Kobe, Kobe Ijinkan (former foreign residence) in Kitano is necessary to see.
In Kitano area, foreigners situated their residences on the upland to see the sea to think of their hometown.
It is an attractive town that has gentle slopes and the tasteful atmosphere.
There is “Weathercock’s Hall” that attracts people with the outer wall of bricks that designated as the important cultural properties, and the weathercock.
And, there is “Uroko-no-Ie Unoko Museum”, that is the first Ijinkan opened in Kobe;
It has the unique exterior, antique furnitures inside, pictures exhibited in the museum, and the marvelous view to see from the third floor.
Amazingly, people are still living at “Platon Decorative Arts Museum”; there are not only art works, but also decorations in the room and furnitures are good to see, so that the time will fly away while seeing and strolling.
Kobe is enjoyable to do shopping at the polished and fashionable street.
The town is decorated beautifully and covered with lights during the event “Kobe Luminarie”, was held for 10 days from 12/7 to 12/16 this year too.
It has been held since December in 1995, that is the year of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake disaster, to pray for victims, dreams of revivals, and wishes of the restoration.
For Kobe and citizens, Luminarie is the symbol of the hope to hand down memories of the earthquake, and this is the tradition of Kobe in the winter that is necessary to see.
At the end of your journey in Kobe, why don’t you spend a relaxing time in “Arima Onsen Hot Spring”, the oldest hot spring in Japan?
You can relax to see bamboo groves from the window and the marvelous view to look down the town in the hot spring inn with the Japanese atmosphere.
The warmth of the tatami and the Horigotasu will gently heal you from the fatigues by strolling.
Kobe is the town that people want to visit at least once.
The exotic townscape, the beautiful illumination with the spirit and the hope, and the relaxing time in the hot spring are waiting you.
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