Part 2: The rest of Kobe

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Part 2: The rest of Kobe

For the rest of our trip, we’ll be focusing on places to shop and to sightsee. So, without further ado, let’s see what Kobe has to offer.

  1. Yoshitakaya

At this souvenir shop, one can find a range of items from foods to interesting knick-knacks. Located near the Arima Onsen, one of Japan’s many hot springs, Yoshitakya sells “Kame-jirushi Jitaku-yu Genryo,” which is a well-known medicated bath powder from the Arima Onsen. “Kame-jirushi Bihada Sekken,” a soap made from the hot spring’s water, is also sold here. So, if you’re looking for a skincare fix, look no further than Yoshitakaya, which also happens to have a long history as it was opened in 1863.

  1. Kobe Harborland

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If you’d rather combine shopping and entertainment, then Kobe Harborland is the place for you. Not only does it provide great photo opportunities since it rests on the sea border, but it is also home to a mall, restaurants and movie theaters. On the weekends there is a flea market and street performances to delight you. It’s a place one could stay for the whole day: During the day you can rush around and look at what the Kobe Harborland has to offer, while at night you can relax and watch the trees and buildings light up around you.

  1. Teddy Bear Museum

Perhaps you’re a person who prefers a quieter way of sightseeing. If so, you should consider visiting the Teddy Bear Museum. Contrary to what you may think, the museum is not dedicated to the wonderful history of teddy bears; rather, it is a collection of Western antiques, ranging from juke boxes to Rolling Stones merchandise. Here, you can find the blend between Western and Eastern cultures.

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