Japan // Kansai //

Kobe beef


Kōbe’s long history of international exchange has given it a reputation for having the best Western-style and ethnic cuisine restaurants, all aimed at Japanese palates. Despite the density of restaurants catering to Chinese and Indian cuisine, it can be difficult to find a good curry or authentic dim sum. The most cosmopolitan dining area is between Sannomiya Station and Kitano-zaka, where you can also find the local delicacy, Kōbe beef – expensive slices of meat heavily marbled with fat. While Kōbe doesn’t have as strong a club scene as neighbouring Ōsaka, it does have a good range of bars, most clustered around Sannomiya and Motomachi, and all within easy walking distance of each other. There are also several cinemas around Sannomiya.

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