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January 17th, 1995. More then 6000 people died and whole neighbourhoods was levelled to the ground. But today there's not many, if any, signs of that tragic earthquake.
Kobe is one of Japans most vibrant cities and well worth a few days visit.

5 minutes walk from Kobe station you'll find Kobe Harbor Land. A mall with excellent shops but also heaven for the kids. Brightly coloured here's definately a few rides they'll like.
Another 5 minutes and you'll reach Meriken Park with Kobe Maritime Museum and just to the east of the park you'll find KOBE EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL PARK.

Nankinmachi (China Town) is a nice place for a walk but cant really compare with Chinatowns in other places. However there is a good atmosphere here and although food is a bit overpriced you still find some yummy treats here. Just be prepared to que up.

Then one of the highlights of course is the mountainview of Kobe in the evening. The Shin-Kobe Ropeway cable car leaves from the Kitano area and take you 400m up MT Rokko, for great views of Kobe and the Inland Sea (9.30am-5.30pm Sat-9pm, Sun-8pm. 1000 yen). There's also a ropeway taking you up to Mt Maya.

Website: http://www.city.kobe.jp/index-e.html

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  • Updated Mar 25, 2007
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