|Middle of Rokko Island|
It is the perfect place if you are under 10 or over 60.
We get around on bike and by foot. We are only 5 minutes from work and grocery stores by bike (and really anything else on the island).
It does get a bit boring and we often wish there were more restaurant choices on island. We wish that it was easier to go out and buy a gift or get the kids new shoes (as it was when we first moved to the island five years ago). But, the kids have a lot of freedom on island. Maximo rides ahead of us on his bike and has a key to our apartment. While there are cars, there are lights and crossing signals everywhere. There are hedges separating most of the sidewalks and roads, so when you are walking with an unpredictable toddler, it is usually pretty safe.
|Maximo walking home with his friends|
|Lola in the River Mall|
|View North from our apartment towards Kobe|
The City and the inhabitants (especially the large population of retirees) do a great job of keeping the island beautiful and clean. There are a lot of sculptures around island and there are flowers, trees and plants everywhere you look.
The day after you arrive, we'll be at work, and you can go explore the island...you'll never be more than 15 minutes from our apartment.