November 6, 2014 - 12:00 am
This lecture will give the audience a brief overview of Kobe, the sixth largest city in Japan (population1.5 million) and the ideal base from which to explore Western Japan. Less busy and more scenic than Osaka, Kobe is conveniently located for those who wish to visit famous historic sites such as Kyoto(east), Nara (south), and Hiroshima(west). The city also has a long history as a bustling port that was one of the first to open to Western culture in the mid-19th century.
As a descendant of the Kano family, established in Kobe for over 200 years as sake brewers, I consider myself qualified to give you an insider’s tour of my hometown. I will touch upon the city’s history and its geographical features, and will show you its main tourist attractions as well as some lesser known points of interest. The lecture will also include useful tips on travel in Japan and Japanese culture in general.
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