Elena Tchijov en Trip and Travel Blog, Travel around the world, Travel principal & co-founder • Traveling Bytes 17/10/2018 · 3 min de lectura · 2,4K

Kobe at Night in 10 Pictures

Why ten? Simply because there were too many photos to choose from. Like many tropical cities, Kobe’s visual attraction shots through the roof by the velvety smoothness of the night.

Kobe at Night in 10 PicturesSome of the city’s most iconic contemporary architectural gems – the red Kobe Port Tower and the Kobe Maritime Museum.

When I memorize things, I remember images. Happy memories built upon beautiful imagery. A ray of light, a twinkle of a wave, a rainbow of lanterns… Years from now, I would remember the city of Kobe just like that – sparkling magic lasting from sunset to sunrise.

                                            The illuminated Kobe Port Tower looks like a Christmas Tree

Some places are better in daylight, others – after dark. I heard that one of Kobe’s nicknames is a city of light. I totally agree as long as it’s not daylight. I know what I am talking about – I sweated through it. By the way, “sweated” part is important. As much as I complained about the excessive heat, summer nights in Japan are unforgettable. The fragrant humidity and silky smoothness of blinding darkness are soothing and comforting. If you think “blinding” is not applicable to nighttime, you are mistaken. The opposite of bright could be equally intense.


Looks like I have digressed a bit from the original topic. Back to Kobe.

                                                                              The night was as silky as tofu

We had a chance to walk through the city and relax at the waterfront during the day. You can find all the details here.

        The famous Kobe Port Tower is such a show off. It has to pop up everywhere. See how it's poking out up there?

By the time the sun decided to retire for the night, we haven’t expected anything special. Ok, I wouldn’t trade Australia or Portugal, my top sunset destinations, with Kobe, but I wouldn’t entirely discard it either. Judge for yourself.


Of course, I am biased, but I love how the same skyline of the city dramatically changes colors in just 10 minutes. No Photoshop, no special effects. This is the real deal.

                                                                                              7:07PM

                                                                                                    7:12PM

                                                                                                    7:17PM

And then, there was the famous Chinatown.

                                            It was so refreshing to see the uncrowded streets of Kobe Chinatown

                                                                                           Is that Bruce Lee?

                  Every other Chinatown I ever visited was always brightly lit and full of visitors. Kobe one - not so much

I have to sneak one more photo – let’s pretend that I can’t count – check the left bottom corner. Well, this is Kobe, so surely cows have to feel at home. A cow bench feels a bit too much though.

                                                                                                   Bon appétit!

You can find more about my trip to Japan by browsing these articles.

Happy travels!





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great pictures ! thank you

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Jerry Fletcher 17/10/2018 · #6

Thanks Elena. Love the natural color shift photos!

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Lada 🏡 Prkic 17/10/2018 · #5

Great selection of photos, Elena. I like night scenes of Kobe where the night is "as silky as tofu." :-)

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Yogesh Sukal 17/10/2018 · #4

#3 Yes I know @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I read your few blogs about them and on geometry :)

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Lada 🏡 Prkic 17/10/2018 · #3

#1 Thank you @Yogesh Sukal. Great hyperboloid structures. You know they are my favourite. :-)

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Elena Tchijov 17/10/2018 · #2

you are welcome, Yogesh

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Yogesh Sukal 17/10/2018 · #1

@Lada 🏡 Prkic you might like it , specially first two structures. Thank you for buzz Elena

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