A great day trip from Kobe (especially for James Bond fans…)

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…

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Kobe Beef on the bucket list of Japanese food

Your Japanese food bucket list

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!

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