I was fortunate to visit the pretty city of Kobe and thoroughly enjoyed my short time there. I must thank the Hyogo International association for making my visit possible.
I would recommend sampling the amazingly fresh and well presented seafood of all kinds, including the famous Octopus Balls.
Also the famous Kobe beef is a must for your taste buds!
I was impressed with the well presented and manicured gardens and hope to one day visit when the cherry trees are in bloom.
I would recommend a visit to the Akashi Fish Market to see an incredible display of different species of fish and shellfish fresh from the ocean.
I would also recommend the night view from the lookout above Kobe city:
Overall, I found the people very pleasant and welcoming and look forward to my return visit to Hyogo Prefecture.