Friday, January 21, 2011

Show Me Japan: 1.17.1995

The 24th floor of Kobe City Hall is a great place to get a bird's eye view of the entire city center, especially in the evening. Kobe City Hall is located on Flower Road, just south of JR Sannomiya Station and the observation floor is free to visit. Next to Kobe City Hall is Higashi Yuenchi Park, which features a permanent earthquake memorial monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake. This photograph was taken on January 17, 2011, which marked the 16th anniversary of the quake, and the date is actually made of thousands of candles.

Photograph is my entry for this weeks Show-Me-Japan (Vol.1 Issue 10).


  1. Great picture of the night view of Kobe. I love it!!

  2. Note to self : visit Kobe City Hall and get an awesome night view from there. :)

  3. What a beautiful memorial!
    And I'm with Lina, need to hang out at Kobe City Hall when I'm in town.

  4. Night views are always so pretty!

  5. I used to live in Nara a couple of months after the earthquake and had friends whose relatives lost their lives. I visited Kobe couple of times when it was still a disaster.
    I can't believe its already 16 years since then...
    Beautiful bird view photo from the City Hall!!!

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  7. I am constantly amazed at how beautiful the world is through your pictures!!