Lexis Japan Blog
In the quiet winter evenings of Kobe, there exists a tradition that transforms the city into a luminous canvas of hope and remembrance (and creates some long, twisting and unexpected lines in front of the Lexis Japan building!). Every December (moving to January in 2024), the Kobe Luminarie, an enchanting festival of lights, adorns the cityscape, drawing visitors from all corners of the globe.
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday……The regular crowd shuffles in…..There’s an old man sittin’ next to me…..And he starts belting out Enka songs from the 1970s…. We all know Karaoke (and many of us curse it every time we go out), but did you know it was born in Kobe? Find out about the (sometimes) enchanting world of karaoke in Japan, its origins, cultural significance, and enduring popularity.
It’s not often we can start a blog with a direct quote from a student, but I couldn’t say no to this one. So what IS the deal with that awesome cat thingy you see? Read on for all you need to know about the Maneki Neko!
Living abroad as an international student in Kobe is an adventure that brings both excitement and challenges. For those who choose Kobe, Japan, as their study destination, the experience becomes uniquely enriching. Nestled between the Rokko Mountains and the Seto Inland Sea, Kobe is a city that effortlessly blends traditional Japanese culture with a modern international flair. In this bustling metropolis, every day is an opportunity to explore, learn, and grow, making it an ideal home for students seeking a multicultural experience.
Japan, a land of ancient traditions and modern marvels, is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. Lexis Japan’s very popular Teen Activity Program is a summer course that provides the chance to not only learn the intricacies of the Japanese language but also dive deep into the rich cultural heritage of the country (and have heaps of fun at the same time!). Lexis Japan’s Teen Activity Program in Kobe is more than just a language course; it’s a journey that offers young learners an immersive and unforgettable experience in one of Japan’s most captivating cities
Japanese food is good. I mean, really good. There aren’t many places in the world you can’t find a Japanese restaurant nowadays, and of course – the best of it is in Japan itself. While many Japanese foods are celebrated for their exquisite flavors and meticulous preparation, there are however certain delicacies that might challenge your palate somewhat….. We asked our students which Japanese foods they may have struggled with….
Kobe has always been a ‘city of villages’, with each district and area offering something entirely unique and different. It’s a city that rewards patient exploration…make sure you make the most of it during your time at Lexis Japan!
There’s something special about Kobe Beef. Learn more about where it comes from, bovine massages, beer and happy cows!