Looking through my photos I realize I accidentally skipped Kobe. Kobe is less than an hour train ride away from Osaka. It’s known for Kobe beef, beef that melts in your mouth. I cannot attest to that, but here are some other attractions in Kobe:
Port of Kobe
Chinatown in Kobe
There are 3 Chinatowns in Japan; Kobe has one.
I find a shop nearby that sells Kobe Croquet. It’s ice cream dipped in a batter and deep fried. It doesn’t taste like much and the batter is too thick. Not recommended.
Nunobiki Falls is relatively close to downtown. There are a few waterfalls. I find 2 of them.
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