24 Dec

The other night we had the opportunity to walk around the Sannomiya district of Kobe.  This is the largest downtown area in the city.  It is filled with a lot of shops and restaurants and is usually always bustling with people, even after dark!

Riding the train to Sannomiya Station is one of the easiest ways to get into Sannomiya.

The streets are narrow and bright with signs.

This is a common sight in Sannomiya: walk-up restaurants where you order and then just stand behind the curtains at the counter to eat!

Despite being a bustling downtown area, you can still find narrow old streets that are relatively quiet compared to the bigger, more hectic streets of Sannomiya.

Kobe is famous for its beef and you can find many restaurants like this one to try the expensive steak!

Another restaurant accompanied by its big sign!

We thought it was neat to see this “Arizona Highway” store here in this narrow mall.  It was complete with Native American dreamcatchers and turquoise jewelry.  Definitely not something you see everyday in Japan!


One Response to “Sannomiya”

  1. Bill December 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    The way people are dressed it looks like here in Salt lake City ! Today we are possibly reaching 50′ late in December, break out the flip flops!!!!

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