Kobe 神戸市

Kobe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi?) is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture and a prominent port city in Japan with a population of about 1.5 million. The city is located in the Kansai region of Japan to the west of Osaka. Kobe is classified as one of Japan’s seventeen designated cities and is a part of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan sprawl.

It was one of the first cities to open for trade with the West, in 1868, and as such it is known as a cosmopolitan port city. Consistent with this reputation, Kobe has a population of 45,000 foreign residents from more than 100 countries.[1][2] The city hosts the Asian or Japan headquarters of a number of companies including Procter & Gamble and Nestlé,[3] and is the point of origin and namesake of Kobe beef. source : wikipedia.org

I went to Kobe in May this year as part of Kansai trip. I found Kobe to be a really nice port city. Quite serene and peaceful as opposed to the big busy cosmopolitan feel of nearby Osaka. Of course when you are there, don’t miss the chance to eat genuine Kobe beef!


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  1. Hi Roland your work is truly wonderful im x south african married only to the best. My wife being chinese done photogphy for ten years then laid off and sold my gear,now at 66y young im going to give it a go again will be in h.k.in mid jan befor going into china 6days then back to h.k. do you recmend i buy the kit or just body 40D any recomedations for lenses love landscapes and geting in close to do contrived things.
    since finding your site and spending weeks looking at all your workyou have woken me up to what i truly love
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