We live on Rokko Island, which is found in the city of Kobe. While it is a large city (about 1.5 million people), it is nothing compared to Tokyo or even Osaka.
It is nestled between mountains and the ocean.
It's a great place to visit (and live) in Japan.
You can easily take day trips to Kyoto, Nara, Arashiyama and Hiroshima/Miyajima (which we will).
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There are a lot of great restaurants and shopping in Kobe, especially in the area of Sannomiya.
One of the best perks of living in Kobe is KIX airport, which is actually in the Osaka-area. It is fantastic (and always super efficient and smooth) to fly in/out. We can get from check-in to the gate in no time and usually can land, go through immigration, get our luggage, go through customs and get to the bus stop within 10-15 minutes.