The port town of Kobe is known as an exotic, sophisticated town, and its essence is felt in the unique architecture in the former foreign settlement in Sannomiya, or Harborland.
I seldom travel overseas, thus don't have opportunities to experience foreign cultures. Therefore, looking at the beautiful landscaping or massive architecture of this town, which followed examples of urban city planning in European cities, impresses and awes me.
If you ever visit this historical town, I'd recommend that you stroll around, feel the sea breeze at Harborland, and as a finale admire the awesome night view of the city from the top of Mount Rokko.
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I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.