In 1995, the great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the coastal city of Kobe, killing 6400 people and causing hundreds of billions dollar in damage. After the Japanese government provided trillions of Japanese Yen for the recovery of Kobe, the reconstruction began. The Japanese have learned from their mistakes, today the port area of Kobe is built to resist the most violent earthquakes on earth. Only a small part of the damaged docks was left as a memorial to the earthquake. Because most of Kobe was reconstructed less than 15 years ago, the city looks overall very modern. Here’s some photos of the Kobe Harbor area taken during day and night.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San