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Kobe, Japan

Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan

Kobe is a city on Osaka Bay in central Japan. It is known for its signature marbled beef and scenic setting of mountains framing the harbor. The Ikuta Shrine, dating to the 3rd century, is among Japan's oldest Shinto shrines. Antique cable cars connect Kobe to Mt. Rokko, which offers panoramic views over the port. Beyond the Mount Rokko hills are the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen.

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Country: Japan

Continent: Asia

Currency: Yen (JPY)

Population: 1,528,487

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