Kobe

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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."

Make the most of living and working in Kobe

Expat living in Kobe raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Japanese authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺIs a bow or a handshake the acceptable way of greeting a Japanese person?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend postal services in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Kobe takes a lot of time. Our Kobe expat guide is there to make your relocation to Kobe as easy as possible. Starting with housing and household to information about food & shopping, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Kobe.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Kobe. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Hong Kong to living in Rome.

Top Articles in the Kobe Expat Guide

  • 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.

Information on the Expat Life in Kobe

Are you looking specifically for international schools in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Japan? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Kobe provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Kobe. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Kobe expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Kobe and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Konbanwa among our expats living and working in Kobe.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Kobe? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Dubai or living in Shanghai!

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."

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