Kobe is an important Japanese port and is considered one of the country's most attractive cities because of its abundance of new buildings after the devastating 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, the early influence of Western architecture and the sandwich effect of the lush Rokko range to the north and the shimmering Inland Sea to the south. The city is relatively small, so it is wonderful to explore by casually wandering the streets, especially the pleasant Western-style neighborhood Kitano and co... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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