Kobe

Looking for
American Expats in Kobe?

Connect with fellow Americans in Kobe
Get information in our Kobe guide
Join exciting events and activities
Exchange tips about expat life in Kobe

Jacques Paillard

"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

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

InterNations - A Place for Americans in Kobe

Hello to all Americans in Kobe! Would you like to meet fellow American expats in Kobe? Would you like to get insider suggestions from other Americans, e.g. where in Kobe your hometown team’s next match is shown on TV or where to get stuffed turkey?

We would like to invite you to become a member of InterNations Kobe. As a member of InterNations, you will have access to an active group of American expats, hailing from Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York City and all regions of the USA.

Meet fellow Americans at our events in Kobe

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

Find More Information in Our Kobe Expat Guides

  • Moving to Kobe

    Kobe is home to approximately 1.5 million people and there are about 50,000 expats living in the city. English is widely used in the business and financial districts. Most expats will need a visa when they enter Japan except for citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia and most EU countries.
  • Living in Kobe

    Expats living in Kobe have access to high-quality healthcare and medical facilities are of good standard. Kobe is also home to a number of public and private universities. Check out the Expat Guide to find more local information about the Japanese city.
  • Working in Kobe

    Although the service sector is the largest, the industrial sector also plays a vital role in the Kobe’s economy. Expats who want to work in Kobe will need a work permit and it must be taken care of prior to their move to Japan. Check out our Expat Guide for more information about working in Kobe.

Forum Posts by Americans in Kobe

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Kobe expat forums.

American Expats in Kobe Help You With Their Advice

With InterNations, American expats in Kobe are able to find both the help they need as well as lots of valuable information. Popularly known as the "Town of Shoes" (Nagata), Kobe offers so much for expats to explore - our community helps you enjoy your stay to the fullest.

  • Look through our Members Network to connect with Kobe’s American expats.
  • Become active in our Expat Forums in order to find insider tips and suggestions from fellow American expats in Kobe.
  • Make full use of the Expat Guide for Kobe to obtain important information on your temporary home abroad.

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Kobe at Our Events

Our Kobe community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Kobe’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the scenic Japanese Alps. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Japan in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Kobe!

Jacques Paillard

"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

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

Americans expats in Japan

Other Nationalities in Kobe