Kobe, Japan travel tips

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Mastering the Japanese language can sound like a daunting task at first, but learning a few expressions is not that difficult!

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Kobe's biggest annual festival is the Luminarie, a great carnival of dance and light. Must see!

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Plenty of gorgeous accommodations can be found in Kobe, just look up Ana Crowne Plaza Kobe. Professional service, up to international standards, not to mention that they speak great English.

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Tourism in Kobe is quite big, so finding a welcoming place to stay is in fact quite easy, even for the lost westerner. Try Kobe Plaza Hotel, the service is friendly and the prices are quite alright.

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If you have no real needs ask around for Yume Nomad, they have some cheap rooms.

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Things do get lost in translation as Japanese speak very poor English. Bring your phrasebook!

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Public transportation in Japan is very reliable, and the same applies to Kobe.

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Flying to Kobe? Try Kobe Airport as it is the closest airport.

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The Kobe City Museum has great special exhibits, check online for the current display.

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Kitani is a lovely neighborhood just north of Sannomiya. European feel in Japan, surreal experience!

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Keep your cool in case of an earthquake. It is part of everyday routine there!

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Most clubs in Japan usually play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes. Oh, and the notorious local jpop! DJ's are fairly good, so if you feel like clubbing look for Bar Trinity.

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Japanese people love drinking, it is engraved in their culture very deep. Try MOSAIC, it has a great atmosphere.

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Kobe, ask around for Hirai.

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Vieni has decent food for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you feel like you can do a decent Dancing Queen, just look up a karaoke bar and have a go at it!

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Kobe is a safe place to travel, but as a general travel tip, always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police.

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Whenever you visit Kobe make sure you check the weather forecast! Monsoon season is in the early summer, but there is nothing to worry about.

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"Say?nara" stands for "good bye"!

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If you want to avoid awkward situations, do not tip!

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