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.

FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
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
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Decorate anything
デコる
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Mangroves
マングローブ
Shiisaa
シーサー
Japan
Dekirukana
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Japan
Kinnikuman
Japan
Lupin III
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Daruma
達磨
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
RICE CAKES
SOBA
蕎麦
ODEN
おでん
WASABI
山葵
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
e-Sports
e-Sports
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER