KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO

Tetsujin 28-go is the title of a manga work and the name of the huge robot who appears in the work, illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. In the story, a boy detective named Shotaro uses a remote controller to operate Tetsujin 28-go and fight for peace. Today, this huge robot emerges from the pages of manga to fight for peaceful quality of life in Kobe, Mr. Yokoyama’s birthplace.

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The Kobe Tetsujin Project began with the restoration and revitalization of shopping streets in Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake, which occurred in 1995. Part of this renewal project includes a 18-meter-tall statue of Tetsujin 28-go, which is considered “real life-sized” in the story. The Kobe Tetsujin Sangokushi Gallery, located near the colossal statue, exhibits its construction history and displays related goods.

The City of Kobe — where people are saved by Tetsujin 28-go — has been a prosperous seaport since olden times. Once an enclave of international residents, the city preserves a strong sense of international feeling. Streets with authentic Western-style buildings designed by overseas architects are now general stores and select shops that sell goods from around the world.

Kaigan Building

One of the oldest commercial-use buildings among Kobe’s surviving Western-style architectural landmarks. The three-story brick edifice has a massive yet elegant appearance. The building still contains many shops including a boutique, gallery, general store, and café, in addition to functioning as an office building. Its distinctive feature is a long continuous staircase from the first floor hall to the third floor, under a skylight of stained glass. Every evening after sunset, the building is beautifully illuminated.

Modernark

Under the slogan, “Friendly goods for the body and Mother Earth,” this general store sells cotton and linen clothing, socks and babywear, plus accessories, kitchenware, and other products imported from overseas.

Rollo Stock

A specialty shop that sells antique fabrics, laces, and ribbons bought in Europe. If you’re seeking rare designs and textile products, this is an excellent place to visit.

MANDRAKE

This shop offers antiques and specializes in batiks from Africa, India, Nepal, Netherlands and the UK, as well as a large stock of other fashionable items. Its unique selection has the strong support of many fans in Kobe.

Night views of Kobe

Take a romantic evening stroll along the shore of Kobe Bay, enjoying the sea breezes as you watch illuminated cruise boats in the Bay, gliding over the glowing sea surface. Admire the city lights, including Kobe Port Tower with its small Japanese drum (tsuzumi) image, Kobe Maritime Museum with its white sailboat design, and other illuminated points of interest. And, you can enjoy spectacular night views of Kobe from Mt. Rokko and Mt. Maya, one of the Three Great Nightscapes of Japan.

OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Shrine visit
参拝
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Asakusa
浅草
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
International Avenue
国際通り
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Shohekiga
障壁画
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Cosmetics
化粧品
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RAMEN
ラーメン
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
URUSHI
漆芸
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
Nerhol
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NOH
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports
SHOGI
SHOGI