No matter where you are in the world, there’s no better ice-breaker than a chat about the local sports team! Kobe has a long and rich history when it comes to sports, with many of its teams enjoying a loyal and passionate fan base. Here’s a quick read to prepare you for Monday morning banter!
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Kobe is a vibrant port city located on the coast of Japan’s Hyogo Prefecture. Known for its historical significance and scenic beauty, Kobe has also emerged as a hub for international trade, with many multinational companies setting up operations in the city.
Live like a local? EAT like a local! All about “Meibutsu” (名物) (and 5 great must-try Kobe specialities)
Have you heard the word ‘meibutsu’ before? “Meibutsu” (名物) is a Japanese word that refers to a local specialty or a famous product of a certain area. Listing meibutsu seems to come very naturally to Japanese people…name almost any city or region and they will quickly reel off the well known specialities of the area..
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.
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!
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!