Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Kobe
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Kobe with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Kobe area
This Kobe map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Kobe and surroundings
Japan - moving around the country
Tourists in Japan will have absolutely no problems with movement around the city. The most popular form of public transport in the country is trains. The railway network reaches absolutely all regions of the country. The cost of ticket depends on the specific class of train, the direction, as well as on the time of day. It is worth mentioning such mode of transport as JR electric trains. They run every 5-10 minutes within a particular city or district. When you purchase a train ticket, it is necessary to keep it with you until the end of the trip, since you will need to re-punch the ticket at the exit. In large cities, you can move around using monorails.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Japan
Most of the Japanese islands are located in a temperate climate zone, characterized by a clear division of seasons. This feature gives residents and guests of Japan an excellent opportunity to observe the change of seasons in the conditions of original landscapes and enjoy the changes occurring in nature. Many festivals organized in the country are devoted to natural phenomena. They are held throughout the year in different parts of Japan. Among the official festivals, one can single out the Emperor’s birthday. During the festivity, the Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince appear on the veranda of the Palace to meet with the people. At the end of the solemn part, everyone can come to the Palace and leave congratulatory messages for the emperor in a special book.