Here's The Lowdown On The Best Things To Do In Kobe!!
Kobe is an incredibly beautiful city in itself with its breathtaking mountains and scenic harbor. But it is mostly known for its food culture, more specifically the astonishingly famous marbled and tender Kobe beef. This is a city of bon vivants where beauty entices all the senses. Kobe is close to Osaka and Kyoto, so if you're traveling in the Kansai region, you should definitely consider making Kobe an area to explore! Here are some interesting things to do in Kobe: what to eat and where to visit.
Eating Kobe beef in Kobe
Steak Land Kobe-kan ステーキランド神戸館
The beef has a soft texture like silk, and it dissolves on your tongue like butter. It truly is a one of a kind experience.
In 2006, the US media selected Kobe Beef as "the 9 most expensive luxury food in the world" following caviar, Foie gras, and white truffle.
The chef grills Kobe Beef in front of your eyes at the counter bar. You can enjoy the fine smell of high ranked beef right before eating it.
Eating a variation of Kobe beef in Kobe
As a topping, Yazawa uses Kobe Beef.
Look at that gorgeous ramen bowl. The soup is made from beef bone broths so it has a rich flavor. After finishing the noodles, you can enjoy the rest of the soup with rice like a risotto.
Having the second most popular food: Kobe Pudding
Kobe Pudding 神戸プリン
It's no surprise they won the gold prize at the Monde Selection for many years!
There are other flavors to try such as vanilla and brandy, strawberry, chocolate, and of course matcha.
The Earthquake Memorial Museum
The mission of the museum is to inform future generations on prevention and how to respond in times of crisis. They collected data in relation to the earthquake and also in regards to disaster management.
They also work closely with the government on how to train personnel for disaster response.
Kobe City Museum
Let's be patient as the constructions will surely make the museum even more impressive than it already is!
Enjoying Kobe's nightlife
Laguna The Bar
Bonus: checking out the Starbucks
The Starbucks store located in Kitano-cho preserved the original structure of the building established in 1907, and therefore the retro, Western atmosphere can still be enjoyed at this store!
- Lili Wanderlust
- I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.