Despite its merits as an attractive and culturally rich port city, Kobe’s real claim to fame lies in its world-renowned beef. As is often found in Japanese cuisine, this flavourful meat is as much of a delight to the eyes as it is to the mouth; one look at Kobe beef’s distinctive marbling is enough to make your mouth water.

Popular destinations in Kobe include beautiful Sorakuen Garden, Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), and a host of attractions on the waterfront – Kobe Harborland is a particularly popular dating spot!