Kobe’s local delicacy, Kobe beef, might be the only reason many people know the city exists, but those who visit will find a beautiful, charming city with an international population, fascinating sights and sounds, lively nightlife and excellent restaurants serving so much more than just melt-in-your-mouth beef. A ride up the Shin-Kobe ropeway makes for [...]
Category: Eating & Restaurants
June 19, 2012
The Gion Matsuri is a famous festival that is said to mark the beginning of summer in Japan. Held in Kyoto, the country’s ancient capital since 869 AD, the Gion Matsuri is steeped in ritual and tradition and offers a glimpse of old Japan.