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Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. The largest port city in Japan and one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 1.5 million. Throughout its history, it was the center of international trade, by the way, it was in this city that people who came from Europe first began to settle.
Today, there are few old buildings left in Kobe, since in 1995 there was an earthquake here from which the whole city suffered. Kobe was rebuilt again in the following 10 years after the earthquake. Kobe is considered the best place to live in the country these days.
There are high-speed trains from Tokyo to Kobe to Shin-Kobe Station.
There are several trains from Osaka to Kobe that arrive at Sonnomiya Station.
There are also several train connections available from Kyoto to Kobe.
If you want to get from Tokyo to Kobe, you can take the JR Bus Group bus and save a lot on the road.
Day buses only go to Osaka, but from there you can get to Kobe quickly enough. There are also several night buses from Tokyo to Sonnomiya Station.
If you would like to travel by ferry, then several ferries arrive in Kobe every day - from Okinawa, Oita, Katakyushu and Takamatsu. In addition, there are two ferries from China, namely from Tianzin and Shanghai.
There are two full-fledged metro lines in Kobe - the Kaitan line, which runs along the coast, and the Yamate-Seishin, on which trains travel towards the mountainous area. Tickets are fairly inexpensive.
By bus, you can reach almost anywhere in Kobe. Detailed information on the timetable of all Kobe buses can be found near Sannomiya, at the tourist office.
Among other things, there are buses for tourists on the territory of the city, following along a circular path past attractions and especially picturesque places. Such buses leave every 20 minutes, and the cost for them is more than affordable and low.
The climate in Kobe is quite humid, subtropical, typhoons often occur here. The average temperature of the winter season is +5 ° C, the average temperature of the summer season is +26 ° C. The average annual precipitation reaches 1319 millimeters, the relative humidity does not exceed 67%.
Detailed information on the timetable of all Kobe buses can be found near Sannomiya, at the tourist office.
Time in Kobe is 5 times ahead of Moscow time hours.
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