Kobe Port is one of the three most beautiful ports in Japan and for its so-called “ten-milliondollar night view,” one of the three best night views in Japan. Kobe was open to foreign trade earlier than other places in Japan and the longstanding international feeling remains. As you stroll around the sophisticated town, you will find a variety of gourmet spots from authentic Kobe beef restaurants to sweet shops and bakeries. Kobe beef, known worldwide to be premium beef because of its tenderness, sweetness and lingering taste, will satisfy any gourmet.
Kobe has hot springs and Arima Onsen, about 60 minutes by train or bus from Osaka, is the oldest hot spring spa in Japan. Soaking in a hot spring bath is a great way to relieve the fatigue from a hard day of sightseeing.