Kobe – a city, a certain decree of the Government of Japan, located on the island of Honshu, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. C VIII century, Kobe is one of Japan’s major ports and the center of international trade.
On the territory of Meriken Park located several city sights: the memorial of the victims of the earthquake Hanshin, the Maritime Museum and Port Tower, which is considered one of the symbols of the city. Tower construction resembles the Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov. This structure was built in 1963 and successfully survived the 1995 earthquake. Now used as a viewing platform.
Kobe is known from ancient times as a center for the production of rice wine sake. The history of wine is presented in Hakutsuru museum. After getting acquainted with the production process is waiting for visitors tasting traditional Japanese beverage.
In December, the Kobe celebrate Festival of Light, which is held since 1995 in memory of the victims of the Great Hanshin Earthquake. In the city for two weeks include illumination. During the opening ceremony of the festival and prayers for the dead.