・The Great Hanshin-Aawaji Earthquake memorial museum: This is a facility where visitors can look back on the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake with images and photos, and learn about the extent of the damage at the time and how to prevent major earthquakes in the future. At the experience area, you can experience the horror of the earthquake and the importance of disaster prevention.
・Ikuta Shrine: This is one of the most popular shrines in Kobe, visited by many worshippers. It is also the origin of the name Kobe. The shrine is dedicated to the god of marriage and is also famous for the hundreds of weddings that take place there every year. You can also experience water fortune-telling, which can tell your fortune about your relationship.
・Kobe Sannomiya Station: This station is located in the center of Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. As a terminal station, it is served by many train lines and is used by more than 100,000 passengers a day. There are many restaurants and stores in the area, making it an exciting place to just stroll around.
・Kobe City Hall Observation Lobby: Located on the 24th floor of Kobe City Hall. This observation space offers a panoramic view of Kobe City, the port area, and the mountains.
・Higashi Yuenchi Park: Every winter, this area is decorated with beautiful illuminations called "Kobe Luminarie".
It purposes as the repose for the victims' souls of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and to give dreams and hopes for the reconstruction and regeneration of the city.
The "Light of Hope for 1.17" is always lit without interruption, and you can feel the sorrow of the citizens and their prayers for recovery.
・Earthquake Memorial Park (Meriken Park): This park is located at the edge of the Port of Kobe, a fashionable and gorgeous symbol of Kobe. Part of the wharf that was damaged in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake is still intact. You can feel the horror of the earthquake firsthand, and you will have many thoughts about it.
・Nankinmachi (Chinatown): One of the three major Chinatowns in Japan, along with Yokohama and Nagasaki, Nankinmachi is an area with gorgeous Chinese-style streets. If you get hungry, you can enjoy eating in this lively town.