Another reason people enjoy living in Kobe is the city is incredibly well connected to the rest of the world. Sannomiya Station connects Kobe to Osaka and the rest of Japan. The Municipal Subway provides access to high-speed rail networks, helping move people efficiently through the city.
Kobe has also spent great effort on programs like Urban Innovation Japan to help reduce commuting time, improve public safety, and reduce crowding on trains. At any given moment, you’re only three hours from Tokyo by train. And both local and international air travel are close by, making Kobe a link to the rest of Japan.