Nankinmachi, Kobe's Chinatown, is a great place to take in the Chinese New Year in Hyogo Prefecture. The neighborhood is even more vibrant that usual with the additional decorations for the holiday. The festivities usually encompass eight days in January or February and include a number of special events and attractions, not least of which is traditional Chinese folk dances.
Find out more about Kobe Chinatown (Nankinmachi).
I enjoyed living in Japan for nearly seven years. After studying Journalism and Japanese studies in Chicago, I first went to Japan in 2005 and taught English for two years. I returned to the States, but I soon found myself back again. My second time in Japan was only for one year, which I spent w...