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Jacques Paillard

Living in Kobe, from France

"Even in remote locations apart from the big Kansai cities, it is easy to find great expat contacts because of the quality of members on InterNations."

Victoria Arrington

Living in Kobe, from Great Britain

"The information on InterNations and the help of the local expat community are a real time-saver when moving abroad to Japan."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Kobe

  • Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Kobe expats
  • Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Kobe
  • Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town

Welcome to the Expatriates Kobe Community!

Konbanwa and welcome to our community for Kobe expats! Our private network helps you to settle in easily when moving to or living abroad in Kobe: Get to know like-minded expatriates in Kobe in a casual way, find reliable information and tips about expat life in Japan and meet fellow expats from Kobe’s international community at our first-class InterNations events.

Curious to explore other communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g. our chapter for Expat New York? Or you might think of stopping by at our Rome Expats community on your next weekend trip.

Our Services for Kobe Expatriates

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Kobe Expatriates Network

Join our high-quality network of Kobe expats to connect with expatriates living abroad in Kobe like you.

Expat Forum Kobe

Get trustworthy and authentic advice from fellow members about all aspects of expat life in Kobe.

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Kobe Expat Forum

Kobe Guide for Expats

Find how-to Japan guides from A to Z: visa, working permit, restaurants and nightlife, housing and household, and much more…

Kobe Expat Guide

Kobe Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Kobe expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Kobe Expat Events

Make the most of your Kobe Expat Life

Popularly known as the "Town of Shoes" (Nagata), Kobe offers an exciting intercultural experience for expats, starting with cultural highlights, like the Himeji Castle, one of the most beautiful in Japan, the folkloristic festivities on the occasion of Japan’s Tennō Tanjōbi, up to getting a taste of traditional sushi and sashimi. The InterNations community helps you as an Kobe expat to enjoy your expat stay in Japan to the fullest. Our members have already come across many of the questions you’ll have when starting your expatriate life in Kobe and kindly offer you their assistance, from ʺIs a bow or a handshake the acceptable way of greeting a Japanese person?ʺ up to ʺDo I really need business cards for every meeting or professional encounter?ʺ.

Become part of our Expat Kobe Community

Our members have their roots in the United States, Russia, Ireland, Germany and almost any other country around the globe, all sharing your situation as an expat in Kobe. InterNations makes it easy for you to connect with fellow expats in Kobe. Next to our active online community, our members also regularly meet in real life at top-class events or go for weekend activities together, e.g. to visit Japan’s famous landmarks around Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage.

Also take a look at our network for Expat Bangalore to experience InterNations all over the globe. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expats Seoul instead!

Please feel cordially invited to become part. Our members of the Kobe community are open-minded, helpful and looking forward to welcome you on board. Simply request your personal invitation and you’ll be graciously received by our expat Kobe chapter!

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