Since the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, Kobe has been a city with a large population of residents from foreign countries. In Kobe’s Chuo Ward, around 1 in 10 residents are foreign nationals, and people from many countries and regions call Kobe their home. This creates a cosmopolitan and bustling city which celebrates its diverse history and culture. This comfortable atmosphere leads many foreign residents to say that they would like to live in Kobe for the long term.
For new international residents, the city provides a wide range of services to support them and provide opportunities to get involved with the local community. For example, the Kobe International Community Centre is funded by the City, and provides comprehensive support such as disaster preparation information, free one-to-one Japanese sessions with Kobe residents and free interpreting services in 7 languages.
During this ‘Experience Life in Kobe for Foreign Nationals’ program, participants will experience the rich variety of life which is unique to Kobe, with outdoor activities in Kobe’s Rokko Mountains, a visit to one of Japan’s most popular and ancient hot springs at Arima onsen, and a chance to experience the vibrant and diverse atmosphere of downtown Kobe. You can also find out about life in Kobe first hand, meeting and socializing with some of Kobe’s international residents.
*Subject to minor changes
Reception has been closed. Thank you for many candidates.
“LIVE LOVE KOBE” Kobe City Relocation Experience Project Secretariat
TEL: 078-570-0150 * 10:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday
(Contact Staff: Morita, Kawamura, Inazumi, Okuda)
(Located within the Kobe Branch Office of JTB West)
5F, Sannomiya Chuo Building, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture 651-0087, Japan