Day trip to Kobe (How to go, where to go, and where to eat)

The first time we went to Kobe, everything was closed.

We didn’t know that it was a holiday and the majority of the restaurants were closed. We had to wait for around 2-3 hours so that we could have lunch.

We made sure that didn’t happen the second time around.

For this trip, my dad and I checked Japanese holiday dates before planning when should we go to Kobe, to avoid what happened during the first time.

Places we went to around Kobe (in order)

1. Ikuta Road
2. Kitano Ijinkan Starbucks
3. Kobe Harborland

We decided to head over to the place in Kobe that’s filled with restaurants serving Kobe Beef – Ikuta Road.

How to go to Ikuta Road:

1. Get down at Kobe-Sannomiya station
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2. Get out of “West Exit”

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ride the escalator down
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view after the escalator,
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go out and face right
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view as soon as you get out. Restaurants serving Kobe Beef everywhere!
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If you head towards your left, you’ll end up at Ikuta Road
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there are also more restaurants serving Kobe Beef on the right. Steakland is on the right
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IKUTA ROAD

After walking around, my dad and I decided to have lunch at Kobe Beef Mouriya (MOPR).IMG_6938IMG_6933IMG_6912IMG_6916IMG_6917IMG_6918IMG_6919

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since we didn’t have any reservation, we were placed at the non-teppan area

My dad and I decided to order from a set menu!

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they’ll show you the steak first before cooking it
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super good mushroom with bacon soup
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some greens

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we also got some coffee

After having lunch, we decided to take some photos by the Ikuta Road arc since we noticed that our restaurant was featured there.

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Once we had the perfect photo (lol), we decided to walk around the area and we ended up discovering this beautiful Starbucks place.

Thanks to Google Maps, and my friend who recognized the place, I discovered what this Starbucks was called. It’s Kitano Ijinkan Starbucks.

Prepare to be amazed~

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I mean wow! this is my first time to see a Starbucks like this

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I thought I was in America!

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we found a room with a beautiful study room
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of course I asked my dad to take my photo!

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After taking a break and enjoying the unique Starbucks that we came across, we headed to Kobe Harborland!

How to go to Kobe Harborland:

1. Get down at Kobe Station (we rode the JR Kobe Line from Sannomiya station)
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2. Get out of Central Exit – follow the signs

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you’ll go down the escalator
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into this underground like mall
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lol found angel wings
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and follow exits 25/26
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easiest way is to follow the signs to Anpanman Children’s Museum & Mall
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you’ll ride an escalator heading up
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view when you get out, just keep on walking straight
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you’ll see Anpanman on the road
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YAS YOU CAN SEE THE FERRIS WHEEL FROM AFAR (the ferris wheel is part of Kobe Harborland)

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SO CLOSE
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JUST CLIMB THE STAIRS
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MADE IT

Kobe Harborland is actually a space filled with stores and restaurants.

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one of my all-time favorites is Frantz. We came across this shop many years before

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I love their white truffle and strawberry snack

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ugh fave
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you can order some coffee there as well

Before sundown, my dad and I decided to go down to get a glimpse of the Kobe Port Tower as we weren’t able to appreciate it during the day before.

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The restaurant’s name is Ryu-en.

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After having dinner, we went around Kobe Harborland and took a last look at the night view.

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asking my boss for some angpao (only a few of my friends will get this 🙁 )

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all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

Thank you, Kobe! You were so chill, as always!

Watch my Osaka Travel Film here!

💚, R


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