Kobe guide for sightseeing
Lonely Planet has called it one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan
cities. The picturesque city, between the coast and mountains, is relatively
small and walkable, making it easy for a visitor to explore all of its landmarks.
Major tourist attractions include cultural treasures and modern and historic
monuments. Kobe also offers numerous museums, sake breweries and
plenty of restaurants specializing in its namesake beef.
I will select useful English informations for sightseeing as follows:
Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which spans the Akashi Strait and connects Kobe and the mainland of Honshu with Awaji Island, is a remarkable work of modern engineering. It is the longest, tallest and most expensive suspension bridge built. According to PBS’s Wonders of the World Databank, at 12,828 feet long, the bridge is four times the length of the Brooklyn Bridge and longer than eight Sears Towers laid end to end; it includes enough cables to circle the earth more than seven times. Furthermore, it is engineered to withstand winds of up to 180 mph and an earthquake of up to 8.5 magnitude on the Richter scale.