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Kobe Travel Guide, Japan

Kobe is located on the island of Hinshu in the Kansia region. Kobe is well known for its port that opens the avenue for international and domestic trade. Kobe is divided into two distinct geographical locations, the mountains and the coastline. With the urban population now well over one million, there are roughly 6,000 people in every square kilometer. Kobe is striving to become one of the first green cities in Japan. There are now over 16 square kilometers of parks in the metropolitan city, and more green ideas are being implemented every year.

Kobe is considered an international city with locals coming from many different, races, cultures, and areas of the world. Kobe is a diverse city in many ways. When considering the economy in Kobe, there are many contributing factors. The city has a history deep in the fishing and farming trades, but also has many small manufacturers. The port offers employment to many local residents. Fishing has always been a major contributor to the economy as well.

Kobe is home to many attractions and cultural activities that are not usually associated with Japan. Kobe is considered a leader in the fashion industry, hosting the biannual Kobe collection. Kobe is also home to the very first golf course in all of Japan as well. However, there are many firsts in the city, including Japan's first mosque.

Kobe is also home to many sports and entertainment venues. Kobe offers a football, baseball, and rugby team. The rugby team has actually been in existence since 1928. There are two stadiums to enjoy the various events as well. When it comes to culture, many theaters and museums can be found as well.

 Education is a major factor in Kobe as well. There are 18 universities or colleges hosting over 71,000 students. 

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