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.

KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Character bento
キャラ弁
Chopsticks
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Asakusa
浅草
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Awamori
泡盛
Shuri Castle
首里城
International Avenue
国際通り
Netherland
Odin Sphere
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Kyoto Proverbs
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Metal tableware
金属食器
Japanese knives
包丁
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Department store basement
デパ地下
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SOBA
蕎麦
WASABI
山葵
URUSHI
漆芸
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
JUDO
柔道
SADO
茶道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
SHOGI
SHOGI
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS