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Kobe Travel Guide

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Kobe Overview

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan, with a population of around 1.5 million. Kobe is the capital of Hyōgo Prefecture and is situated on the Island of Honshū, about 30 km west of Osaka.

Kobe was devastated by a huge, magnitude 6.9, earthquake on January 17th, 1995. About 6,434 people were killed and a further 212,443 were rendered homeless by this tragic event. Some of the damage has been preserved as a memorial of this terrible natural disaster.

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