Lexis Japan Blog
One of the attractions of Kobe is that there’s so much nearby – 20 minutes by train will transport you to the madness of downtown Osaka, while the historical temples of Kyoto are less than an hour away. But many Lexis students tell us that it’s the ‘lesser known’ attractions of Kobe that were the highlight of their stay. Here are some favourites that you really must check out!
Too much study and not enough play? Insanely keen instant ramen gourmet? Ready for a quirky weekend activity? Don’t miss the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum.
I was talking to a couple of Lexis Japan students the other day, and they shared with me their mission for their time in Japan…..to try each and every flavour of Kitkat. This is no simple task! Did you know about the Japanese KitKat obsession?
“Aisatsu” (挨拶) is a Japanese word that refers to greetings or formal expressions of politeness and respect. Below are some very simple words and phrases to get you started in communicating at home.
Did you know that you can prepare for the JPLT at Lexis Japan? The JLPT has long been the ‘standard’ Japanese language test. Read on to see if it’s time to take on the challenge!
Is there anything more Japanese than relaxing in an onsen under the stars? Say what you will about studying in Japan, but there aren’t that many places where it’s perfectly acceptable to strip down in front of your classmates and share around a bottle of warm sake!
One of our most popular day trips from Kobe is to Himeji (of particular interest to James Bond fans!). Himeji Castle is a criminally under-visited attraction, easily accessible in about 45 minutes by train from Kobe. It’s not often you can live out your ninja fantasies and explore your 007 fetish on the same day…
Coming to Kobe? Kobe is known throughout Japan as a ‘city for foodies’. While you can find the finest of Michelin dining in Kobe, it’s down at street level that the food scene really takes off. Here’s our recommended bucket list of ‘must tries’ for your stay, with a preference for the cheap and the cheerful!
Lexis Japan campus is located in the heart of Kobe and is very close to both the mountains and the ocean. An incredible blend of history and contemporary culture is what you’ll find throughout Kobe.