Day Trip to Kobe

Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan and is not that far from Osaka. The two cities are well-connected by train in just 30 minutes. I took Hankyu Railway line from Osaka to Rokko Station. Many travel here just to taste the famed Kobe beef but the city has a scenic harbor and its own mountain which offers panoramic views across the region.

Day Trip to Nara

Aside from Kyoto, Nara is also known for the richness and beauty of its temples. Japan’s first permanent capital is a compact city that is suitable for day trippin’ from either Osaka or Kyoto.