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This was the first city I visited abroad! So this city holds special memories for me. I visit Kobe 1-2 times a month on the weekends. There's always something going on in Kobe and I always love to discover new areas of the city.

Kobe`s Chinatown

Being Chinese-American, I always like to visit Chinatowns in different countries. Living in Japan now & being near Kobe is a blessing. There is one other Chinatown in Japan-in Yokohama.
Kobe`s Chinatown is where I buy my Chinese groceries & sauces. Oyster sauce, vermicelli noodles, spring roll wrappers, different kinds of Chinese tea, herbs, etc.


KOBE STUDENT GUIDE is a volunteer organization made up of college & university students in Kobe & Osaka. Their purpose is to guide visitors around in Kobe, Osaka, & Himeji (in English).
This is a free volunteer service for people visiting from abroad however you must pay for the guide`s transportation fee (including the fare between the guide`s home & the appointed place to meet), admission fees, & lunch.
For more information or if you want to make a reservation or appointment, contact ksg-ml@b8.infoseek.co.jp. Or check out their website at www.geocities.co.jp/Berkeley/3136/Jhomepage.

  • Last visit to Kobe: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    Hi there, nice page. There is also a Chinatown in Nagasaki which is a city well worth visiting. Irene

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    Nice and useful Kobe tips and photos. I have not been to Kobe yet. I have a friend there, so I should visit. have a nice day.

  • gaizee's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2005 at 10:04 AM

    I really enjoy reading your pages, so much to see.Thanks for the tips

  • kazuhr's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2005 at 8:21 AM

    Great pages on Kobe. I've been to PINOCCHIO, too and love it!

  • deeper_blue's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 2:29 AM

    Good work on this page, i'll check more of yours another time, all the best Sonia.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2004 at 1:05 AM

    loved your tips and would if I ever get there, I'll remember to bring a padlock! :-)

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2004 at 11:35 PM

    Good tips. But I have so little time to do so many things. Thanks again for the info.

  • ExoticGal's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2004 at 6:38 AM

    Great shopping tips! Btw, while I was in Kobe I sacrificed the fireworks at Kobe Port to go shopping in Mosaic... :)

  • Vintom's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 1:37 PM

    If I ever get to Kobe I know where to check on the food! Good stuff, nice intresting bit about the student guides!

  • Jul 30, 2003 at 9:00 AM

    What a WONDERFUL variety of restaurants you chose for us -- DO MO!!!!


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