Top 10 Things to DO in KOBE Japan & Kobe Beef Spots | WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

in this video I’m gonna show you guys my top 10 things to do in Co Bay so Kobe is most well-known for Kobe beef but there’s actually a lot more to do here so from Osaka station Kobe is only about a 30 to 45 minute train ride that’s so if you’re visiting Osaka it might be kind of a cold day trip or weekend trip to visit Kobe as well so in this video I’m gonna cover some things to do in Kobe as well as where to eat some Kobe beef and before I start if you want to help support the channel definitely check out my Tokyo merch and if you want to see what I’m doing either daily definitely check out my Instagram account alright fasten your seat belts because I’m gonna take you on a ride through Kobe number one shopping streets shopping in Kobe is ubiquitous well luckily it’s all within walking distance when you first arrive at Sun Omiya station you’ll be greeted by department stores like Sogo and marui but if you’re into more local shopping scenes that then is a must-have enter into the shopping straits also known as a shooting guide so Kobe has a bunch of shopping streets the one behind me is called in with the muddy Shore tank guy and it’s one of the biggest shopping streets in kobane the other one that’s pretty large is sannomiya sent the guy in fact there’s a plethora of shopping streets and scattered throughout Kovach what’s nice about most of them is that they have a covered area so you can walk around even though it’s raining all within the same area there shoten guys like you could erode sanchita toll road and coca shoten guy and now I’m under the coca show that guy and you can see it’s a quite narrow work there’s just a lot of stuff here as well if you want to check it out and don’t think they have the newest shops here but it’s still interesting enough and just on the west side and the honky you have a show thing guy that’s filled with Eva kaya’s little restaurants and just a little bit of like drinking bars that you might want to check out what’s really nice is that all of the shopping streets and department stores are all within walking distance so if you’re really looking to do a shopping day then definitely easy to do it here and to be honest I kind of prefer the shopping here compared to places like Osaka where it’s just a super super crowded the streets here are not as busy comparatively speaking so this area right here is right by the coal basin Omiya station it’s actually in fact right next to it and it’s known to have a lot of coal based a teppanyaki shops it’s also right next to took your hands in this video I’m not gonna be showing you all of these places because I think it requires a full dedicated video for that but I will so be showing you so my top spots to have some Kobe beef here anyways let me just show you a little bit around this area so we’re the deaths of the coab a steak jungle oh wow look there’s even a Spider Man right there I guess he’s looking for some Kobe beef as well number two go baby from him he is Ella if you’re looking for a nice bowl of ramen but also want to enjoy your Kobe beef then this is gonna be the spot and you don’t have to go to the most expensive place in the world to have a nice cool baby it’s so unique because it takes a ramen and Kobe beef two things that I love and puts it all together let’s go inside and let me show you there’s always ramen is definitely one of a kind the broth is made from a five Kobe beef bone and vegetables produced in Kyoto that brought itself makes a full 16 hours to mature I threw down on the creamy she’ll ramen which comes with Kobe beef rare steak meat miso and Kobe beef see me on the side while Michael won with the show ramen with a tender Kobe beef steak topping interesting fact all soups are made from the same ingredients that utilize a different method of cooling to alter the taste and texture [Music] that’s tremendous the froth itself it looks really really creamy but in fact it’s quite light because almost like an are refreshing and brought the onions give it like a nice spring flavor basically the first thing is we’re gonna add Kolbe a rare meat to it you’re nuts let’s add it for too long or also get fully cooked so just gonna like dip it in it so let’s have a bite of this [Music] Wow the meat flavor sensations that’s getting me out of my seat I don’t know where I’m going but it’s getting me out of my seat so so excited I have my chopsticks backwards it’s inductive I just added and miso right to it and it’s giving it a little like darker kind of look mmm better than this but gives it kind of like a grounded beef kind of taste this makes it even more meaty absolutely ordered on the side and some home baby sushi and so there’s three levels here you can get economy which is kind of red you can get the chooklotto which is like the middle fatness and you get that a crime Kobe beef sirloin but for 160th 2,400 EMM that’s a little bit steep for me to take so I’m just gonna go at 800 yen that’s for one so Maiko is actually gonna get the other one unless she doesn’t want it and I’ll heat the second one I get the marble in that made this is straight up all the but some wasabi on top I’m gonna go Santos on this and just put on the gauntlet and the Snapple is definitely a rich piece of meat you can taste all that fat and olive oils melting on your tongue number three bilko son jarocho son also known as Mount Rocco offers the best panoramic view of Kobe and Osaka from sannomiya station it takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get to the bottom of rooks on cable station and it’s about a 10 minute ride up the cable car to get to the observatory right now actually pretty cool looking it’s just so beautiful riding this cable car right now all right we made it to the top let’s go check out the view Wow so check me out I’m on top of the world I love this place you can see that kobe isn’t very much on the ocean you can see that it’s just surrounded by ocean it’s a fun little fact for you guys if you ever are here and you ask a local for directions they don’t usually use north and south they just use a mountainside in Seaside mountainside being north in seaside being south so that behind me is south and we are north another thing worth noting is that you can come here during the evening while the city is all lit up and it’s also a beautiful sight so you can enjoy during the day and you can also enjoy it at night kind of a romantic spot so maybe if you fellas out there are looking for a romantic spot to take your girl this could be the spot in fact just this area here there’s not just this observatory there’s quite a few restaurants as well as things to do there’s like a botanical garden there’s even a kind of a ropes entry course that you can go to we won’t be doing that in this video but there’s quite a lot to do up here as well so not just observatory but if you wanted to kind of spend half a day here and you definitely could if you wanted to number four Adam owns in so if you’re already in Kobe then IV my own scent is a must-visit spot for those owns and lovers you can simply hop on a bus from San Damiano station or Kobe station and you’ll be there in less than an hour in fact and is known as one of the top three on cents in all of Japan there are many hotels in the area but I enjoyed seeing at Hyo a all yoku the hotel has a seven hundred year history offering several different ons and options and also serves a beautiful tricycle [Music] one thing that I truly loved was the in-room Piasecki dinner experience a classic email it basically means that you get a little bit of everything served in small dishes and often with seasonal ingredients oh wow look at this that is a lot of kanji you can’t read it it just means there’s gonna be a lot of food today like seafood right in front of me apparently is not all there’s just like so much more to come and have it all nice and done look we have some soba noodles there this is the toppings here and then you put the soup on top check out that concession plate I think that’s Thai right there you have some Abby maguro right there it has all these like little appetizers but the thing I’m most excited about we’re in copyright to this will be beef can you guys just see the marbling and that beef coil cookie use a select cream of quality coal a beef but those not familiar with Kobe beef it’s known for its fine textured meat fibers and marbling it’s nothing point as low so it doesn’t get too heavy nothing like a sizzling piece of meat I certainly like a little bit of rare so I don’t cook it all the way through but the lady says that some of you cook like the hotter parts you’re good and so that looks good to me to be honest I don’t know if you guys can see that but that is the Kobe beef cooked to perfection [Music] oh that is tremendous as one of the most tender beads I’ve ever had I just can’t stop smiling because the meat is so good blown away by this meal thing is if you guys really want to know how the smooth taste then you just gonna have to come here I’ll leave with the link in the description so you guys can make your own reservation and check this place out [Music] and the oats and that psycho yo Kaku are pretty dope with a traditional Japanese stylings and there’s even private baths for those who like to keep it private it’s just so relaxing I’m nobody long center and it’s such a nice day thank you it’s so funny like you can see this water ground effect it’s supposed to be really good for your skin oh and don’t forget to check out the street food in the area during your stay I just can’t help myself I always gotta try the street food well that’s a nice fluffy texture but it also has some indented into it in fact I thought it was gonna be cheesy but it’s not that cheesy which is still pretty good oh I brush for brush I was like yeah this is amazing this is is great you can walk around in fact there’s a lot of walking trails here so if you’re like into hiking you wanna see some nature then this is actually a good place to go yeah it’s like it’s actually a good place if you want to just get away from the city and relax a little bit so we’ve just walked up this little hill and this area here is suppose really against in meaning this is where the original onsen water comes from let me show you right there just like steaming it’s crazy and just right next to it there’s a temple literally this is a place so you just want to walk around and explore number five qqg when Kobe opened its international port in 1868 this foreign settlement was constructed designed by British civil engineers the hundred and twenty-six blocks were auctioned to Western foreigners unfortunately seventy percent of the buildings were destroyed after the World War two air raids in 1945 but Kobe City decided to preserve the remaining buildings as cultural properties known as QQ cheese it’s now home for luxury brands in western cafes personally it’s not my bag but Japanese locals enjoy walking this area as it feels very much like a western country number six Chinatown 19 machi so if you’re visiting Co Bay one of the must business spots is monkey machi also known as Chinatown so it’s a smaller Street it’s not as big as your common Tokyo but it’s definitely worth the visit especially if you’re looking for some street food and that’s why we’re here today monkey machi is the area of Kobe where Chinese were forced to settle after the Kobe port opened as they were not allowed in the qqg area settlement monkey much he was also burned down during World War two so the area went into a dark period after the war but again we built in the 70s into the non-key machi as we know today 90 machi is one of three major China towns in Japan along with the Oklahoma and Nagasaki I found that Kobe Shinedown has more takeout shops and all-you-can-eat restaurants so it’s a perfect place to get your street food on let’s try this bad boy in fact it’s a breakfast right now this is my breakfast I haven’t eaten anything all morning straight off the steamer she was just cutting the duck fresh right now and it has cucumber mmm you can smell the sweet sauce for me to go by No we are in Chinatown we have a ride that’s delicious it definitely tastes a sweetness of the sauce the meat is very flavorful you can tell that the duck was just cut this morning the veggies are really really crunchy the sauce itself gives it like it brings it back down with the sweetness it’s almost like a Chinese burrito and so check out this place behind me is called Rio shogi it’s already ten o’clock in the morning and there’s just the longest line in the world it has some of the most delicious aroma but definitely think we need to decade a full video for this so we’re not gonna do it today but if you guys come here then definitely this pot is worth checking out number seven you cut satay you cut satay is a small shop hidden in the basement of this old shopping mall san plaza so this spot doesn’t have Kobe beef but I just love it so much that I had to include it don’t worry you won’t be disappointed if you guys are looking for a quick view cuts a place this is my recommendation and check out whether the meat what I love about this place is that you get like three different sauce you get a demi-glace sauce ponzu otoshi sauce onsen tamago sauce and you get like a spicy tomato sauce into the goo katsu it’s still red in the middle meat is really nice and it’s like crunchy on the outside what I love the most is that you get like the nice tender juicy moist meat center and then you have the nice crunchy shell what a fantastic meal you dip it into some egg and then you put it on top of your rice like this and look at that combination just a little piece of happiness of every single bite number eight the bay area so we just arrived at home base station it’s only a few minutes from sannomiya and more than watching area and there’s just so much stuff to do here there’s shopping malls it’s right by the ocean and I’m kind of psyched to walk around this area Harbor land is just in front of Kobe station you can also walk from Sonoma and Motomachi station as well so we’re entering Kobe harbor land right now and check out this ceiling that’s amazing right so this is MEA you can see it’s quite an expensive mall look behind me how much this space there is and this huge main corridor here divides the north and the south sides of the mall there are quite a few malls here in this area but this is one of the larger ones so if you don’t have a lot of time and you want to do your shopping in this area and this would be my recommendation Lumia is your garden-variety shopping mall where you can find many fast fashion shops and domestic brands you can walk through Mia tours ocean to get to mosaic where you can find restaurants to the open space and they even have a much a house here if you guys see my coated video you know they have a bunch of tiramisu you can also get it here in kobane so this is the mosaic area in Harbor City so you can see here to my right there’s actually the harbor and this whole area is just littered with restaurant famous places like one my left eggs and things be could a donkey they have Starbucks just like so many different places also has kind of like that Odaiba Dex kind of feel very much more relaxed and if you’re just looking to get some food and this is probably a good spot to do it and you can also enjoy the ocean I don’t know like for me there’s just something about being by the ocean smelling the fresh sea water just like over there yonder you can see the mountains which is kind of like very relaxing I don’t know what do you guys think and right now do you see that boat behind me it’s called concert’ oh it’s a two-hour ride and and they play jazz on the teppanyaki dinner cruise it’s pretty dope and for the kids there’s even an oompa museum here a ferris wheel and a little biking mount playground so this area feels a very much similar to kind of like a smaller version of yokohama but the one thing I really like about it you get all of like the good parts of Yokohama but you don’t get all of the crowds I mean look at this area it’s a Saturday middle of the day and look at all of this open space look there’s even a cute little Starbucks right here right by the harbor so this is American park you can see there’s not a whole lot to do here but kind of children relax by the harbor you can see to my right there’s a Bicol bay sign over there where you can take pictures of and the park itself it looks like at the moment they’re renovating and you can actually go on the pole grounds cuz it’s like just still dirt but on the outer skirts here like right behind me right here you can just like hang out guess you would just consider this a chill spot so you may also come across the cove a brick warehouse nearby it’s pretty cool for a stack of bricks but there are many sorts of you don’t have much time it’s probably okay to skip number 9 Kobe beefs sketchy at Ishita so Kobe beef can be in so many different ways and at this spot you’re able to choose from shabu shabu yakiniku or sukiyaki today I’m gonna do one my favorites I’m gonna do its keyaki but you’re gonna have that in two other options as well what’s nice about this place is all of the tables aren’t go sheets in meaning the private works so if you have a family or if you have some friends and you want to just kind of have no privacy you can do it all in your private room and I don’t know if you guys have this in your country but they have a bail server so you just press this Bell and they come when you want it’s perfect so for this video for all intensive purposes this is the ski a key set menu there’s actually the read different sets that you can get so we got the kiwami set it’s a most people call maybe in this restaurant and I’m quite excited to show you guys I don’t know if you guys know taste difference but I hopefully I can see that fat just marbled into them meat itself Italy sliced so the scale key set comes with a hundred and forty grams of thinly sliced Kobe beef sirloin and shoulder vegetables and appetizers raw eggs and grinded yams are served as dipping sauces a nicer skanky restaurants expect the server to cut the first round like this place first place a Kobe beef is cooked through the Kobe beef color then a mix of sake and soy sauce that meeting and two are also having hot water stuff it’s best to grab the beef as soon as the meat is brown to avoid overcooking afterwards cook the vegetables on the pan as it is to soak up all of the Kobe beef flavors oh the white Esau is pretty salty usually oh and mixing it with a smooth raw egg it Malden’s out the taste to perfection one thing is the raw egg halted color and you kind of just like to dip it around and like and we have our first night ah the booth is just so tender it’s then you can feel the fatty like juices it’s not even like meat that’s tender a slice of heaven that’s what it really feels like eating right now we have a lot more pieces of meat to go so I’m gonna do that again if you literally do this all day and number 10 Akashi Aki kokuto so we have a Hitachi which is basically your Colby version of takoyaki but it’s even a little bit different can see when it’s served it comes in like a comic a sushi plate and you can see that it’s like almost like a blank takoyaki ball and then what you do is you get the broth and the bottle service is like a regular dashi when you take it and you dip it in and this is like the first way you should rather dip it in like that and it gets a little bit moist oh that broke apart and you can see how it’s breaking apart it’s crazy so what you’ll find is that this version is almost more like a pancake I think I’ve ever had a fluffy pancake before it’s a lot more fluffy and airy than your regular takoyaki what you can also do is add a sweet takoyaki sauce on top and then dip it into the dashi soup if you like a little stronger taste you might like this better and you just dip it in just like so that’s what I’m talking about so this place here it’s pretty much a place to like hang out with your friends I’d like to have a drink and they have some vodka sake like this is more like it generally a drinking place so it doesn’t open until 5:00 in the afternoon but it closes that three a.m. so if you’re having a long night in your partying then definitely stop by this place alright so that concludes my guide of Cove a if you’d like to help me out and hit that like button if you want help support the channel then definitely check out the Tokyo merch and if you want to see more of my Japan guides I released a video every Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. Japan time so hit that subscribe button and the bubblin and I’ll catch you guys in the next one


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  2. The introduction of your Kobe is like the guidebook of the person who does not know the field at all!

    At first, from Osaka to Sannomiya, I can come in 22 minutes.

    Though I introduced Kobe cow ramen, there is Kobe cow of the imitations.

    You should all think the shop with the figure skating of Spider-Man and the cow to be an imitation in the same system.

    Though the official manager is a Japanese, the true manager is a Korean.

    And a price is high because Nankinmachi (Chinatown) there becomes a sightseeing spot.

    As for the real Chinese food, as for the reason why the local person does not eat in Nankinmachi, it is really easy because a Chinese runs it though I can enjoy it.

    This is because there are a lot of Chinese restaurants which a Chinese runs near Nankinmachi.

    This is because there are many shops which that one is more delicious, and are cheap.

    When it was so high and was popular because there was the friend of the restaurant owner of Nankinmachi, I heard it.

    Because if hear it when laid 言 when is popular, and repeat, come only once anyway; くったて-affiliated ボッタ; it was said, and said.

    Therefore the shop where reputation is showy should post overambitiousness.

    Because even if the shop with the ability does not do reputation loudly, a visitor comes.

    A foreigner particularly a Chinese and the Korean think about though I run the shop in a standard whether oneself makes a profit, how the Japanese will be pleased with a visitor and run the shop.

    Though it understands it, it is splendid that a Japanese is funny.

  3. Your really sweet to your wife, I hope she knows how lucky she is. By the way you have beautiful skin tone.

  4. I recently visited Japan. Although the country can be very nice to see but Japanese can be very rude..! I got the feeling that some of them do speak English but choose not to, so they just walk away when youtry to ask for directions or about understanding the menus.

  5. My boyfriend and I are loving your videos! We'll be visiting Japan in less than 3 weeks and have been watching your channel daily. THANK YOU for, well, being you!

  6. Kobe is one, if not my #1 fave of all Japan. Foreigner-friendly, since there are a few groups that live there, but really a Japanese travel destination because it's so close to the Ocean and mountains and Osaka. You covered my favorite places so well. Thanks for the vid.

  7. I am on the bing watching your videos as I miss Japan and just realised that your wife doesn't give a fck at all 😀

  8. OMG that duck! I'm going back to Osaka soon but only got 3 days. Hopefully I can sneak in sometime for Kobe.

  9. I have been living in Kobe for over 10 years and you showed most for sure, so a great job. I did miss you talked a bit about the earthquake.. you went to meriken park so I'm sure you saw the memorial area. Kobe will never forget that.
    A few days is not enough to cover everything but I recommend Nagata as well as they have many great restaurants.
    But all in you did an amazing job showing my City to the world ( a bit too much Kobe beef kedo but I guess I'm just envious you eating nice food that much hahaha)

  10. Damn, man. You eat a lot of meat. You need to do a vegetarian video at least once or try to include one vegetarian option in your food videos.

  11. Lived in Kobe. I really enjoy seeing the places I visited the most. I would mention for a good picture the Tetsujin 28 Statue, also visit a sake brewery is a fun experience and you can also find some good souvenirs and last but not least the Oji Zoo to have a nice walk.

  12. The Tokyo area is famous, but looking at the terrain on Google Map I'm guessing the Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe area might be more beautiful.

  13. We just got back from a 6 week trip around the world. We had Kobe beef in Kobe. It was excellent and quite expensive, but worth it. Motomachi is my favourite shopping street in Japan. The place is much more relaxed that in Tokyo and there are lots of good shops.

  14. Pure bovine meat from mountain farms of exclusive biological nutrition in Greece only costs 18 euro per kilo.
    Kobe meat is far more expensive.

  15. ようこそ神戸へいらっしゃいました。



  16. I'm going to Kobe soon to study at one of it's universities for a year, so this video helps a lot 🙂

  17. Rokko san is good but I prefer Maya san further west from Rokko san. Also at Meriken park, you can go up Kobe Port Tower and right next door is the cool Kawasaki museum with their cool bikes and a full size series zero Shinkansen.

  18. Hey Paolo! We went to the Kobe Beef Ramen by Yazawa upon your recommendation. May we suggest a more detailed direction on how to get there. We got lost looking for it. Had to show your video to the shop owners near the area.

  19. I live in Nishinomiya.
    Kobe is only 15 minutes away by train.
    So I often go to Kobe.
    Kobe is a very enjoyable city.
    It is a beautiful city with mountains and the sea.
    There are many fashionable places and downtowns.
    Thank you for introducing a lot of sights.
    (Translated by Google)

  20. Paolo, can you do a video on how to budget travel around Japan, like what public transport to take, how far each city is to each other & also the cheapest Accomodation please???

  21. I get so hungry watching you….and I grin from start to finish. I'm hoping to visit Japan the next 10 years or so. You're both so sweet. God bless.

  22. Thanks for video. Going next week again to help the mother in-law, this rekindled my love for Kobe and made my feelings for the trip something positive as well. So yeah, thanks again.

  23. 震災前から住んでる生粋の神戸っ子で他所の県知ってるから分かるけど神戸は山も海も温泉も食べ物もあるけど全部三級品や。

  24. 三宮センター街から神戸駅までの商店街の風景の変化が好きでしょっちゅう歩いてる
    (Awesome camera work)

  25. The best beef meat in the world!!!, Come on Paulo!, your making my stomach GROWL. Your tempting me again to go back and visit Japan. kondo nihon ni ikuze!!

  26. 地元が紹介されて、ちょっと嬉しいw

  27. んー、地元なのにどの店も入った事無いと思ったら最後に菊兆が出て嬉しくなった。ソース&出汁の神戸流の食べ方してるしw

  28. 牛カツ亭気にはなってたけど、こんな感じなら行ってみたくなった。

  29. I didn't go to Kobe, and this isn't really related, and I'm not even a Lakers fan, but I saw Kobe Bryant's last game my last day in Japan. Something felt special about it.

  30. studying nihongo right now hoping that I can go to Japan someday..gaddd i cant wait to try all those foods!

  31. 中華街って北京ダックもあったんですね。知らなかった。贅沢だなぁ。


  32. Thank you for this video! It just about brought me to tears. I am from Kobe, but now I live in the US. This video took me home, and brought back happy memories. Many thanks!

  33. 地元を紹介してくれてありがとう😍

  34. 兵庫県民やけど、さらっとすごい距離移動しててちょっと笑ってしまった。笑

  35. OMG! I've never been to Arima Onsen even though I was born in KOBE!! I'm so grateful that you introduced KOBE as the very fascinating city. Thank U!

  36. Aww, Kobe is my Japanese home town! I lived on the mountain side near Arima. Great to showcase the city, you're making me homesick! 😁

  37. The restaurant with the Spiderman on the wall is Genkichi Kobe Beef. It had the best beef i've ever had and far superior to any of the surrounding cheaper restaurants. The waiter was friendly and gave great advice on what cuts of steak we should try and really great information on what to expect. The chef was warm, friendly and spoke good english. He explained how it was best eaten and how to enjoy the Kobe beef with each condiment. We even got photos with the chef and waiter outside! I can't highly recommend the place enough and it was the highlight of our trip to Kobe.

  38. I hope you include the really nice hiking trails in Kobe next time, instead of just eating around. Though they all look so mouth watering!

  39. あー、私の家映ってて笑った。外国人にとても親切な街だから、海外からも国内からもどんどん遊びにおいで。大阪とは違うからね!空港近いし、食べ物美味しいし、おしゃれで綺麗。海と山の街、神戸。

  40. お前さん!ラーメンをすするところなんか日本にだいぶ長い事住んでるな…(笑)ただ、神戸ビーフは絶対量が少ないので、偽モノの神戸ビーフも多いぞ!あまり安い店は気をつけろよ!特に中国人と韓国人オーナーの店はナ…(笑笑)昔からの老舗のレストランやステーキハウスを勧めるが分かりにくいしな…生のブロックの神戸ビーフにはのじ菊のスタンプが肉に押されているからそれを見せて欲しいと伝えても良いかもな…まぁ神戸ビーフになれなかった但馬牛でも十分美味いから素人には分からない。とにかくコーべビーフは高い!一番信用できるのは値段の高さだ!それでも東京で食べる神戸ビーフよりはだいぶ安いけどな…(笑笑)。

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