Capital of Hyogo prefecture and important international port, Kobe is also known for the legendary Kobe beef, much appreciated by gourmets, or for the pearl trade. But, near this great commercial city, we find magnificent natural landscapes, starting with Mount Rokko, whose mineral water is famous throughout Japan.
In the hills north of Sannomiya, facing the sea, many foreigners settled there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and there reproduced the western buildings. Many of these buildings are open to the public in the form of museums or cafes. Some of these buildings are classified as important cultural assets.
A 15-minute walk from Sannomiya subway station (Yamate, Hanshin Honsen, Hankyu-Kobe Honsen and Kobe Shin-kotsu Port Island lines).
Games in Kobe
MISAKI PARK STADIUM
This 30,132 seat venue hosted three matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, including the round of 16 match between Brazil and Belgium. The stadium has a retractable rood and is home to the J. League Vissel Kobe soccer team and rugby union Top League’s Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. The stadium can be accessed from Wadamisaki Station (K07) on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line.
|MATCH NO||DATE||POOL||MATCH||KICKOFF TIME|
|12||Thursday, Sept. 26||C||England vs. United States||19:45|
|18||Monday, Sept. 30||A||Scotland vs. Samoa||19:15|
|22||Thursday, Oct. 3||A||Ireland vs. Russia||19:15|
|29||Tuesday Oct. 8||B||South Africa vs. Canada||19:15|