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by Hideo

KOBE Sightseeing Week

begins on October 3rd and lasts untill 13th.  For your information, October 3rd is the date for Kobe sughtseeing because it was the date when kazamidori or "Weathercock House" was broadcasted on NHK.

Actually  jazz, movies, soccer, golf, coffee and even karaoke originated in Kobe and spread to the rest of Japan.

KOBE JAZZ FESTIVAL

On october 11th Kobe jazz festival was held and the jazz band marched in a parede on the Kitanozaka street.

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The street is lined with a wide variety of restaurants such as Kobe beef, French and sushi. Kitano Ijinkan or "Kitanocho's hillside area" including Weathercock House is at the end of the street.

If you are interested in Kobe, please refer to Kobe Kitano Ijinkan and Cruising Tour

( Kitano Ijinkan  Weathercock House ↓ )

KOBE  JAZZ  STREET       Watch a Video


11 Oct 2014


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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