Sandwiched between the Seto Inland Sea to the south and the mountains of Rokko to the north, Kobe is blessed with natural environment. The city has the largest park space per person among twenty government-designated cities. Residents can enjoy seasonal leisure activities in natural settings spread within an easy reach such as mountain climbing and skiing on Mt. Rokko and visiting the beaches at Suma and Maiko.
A well-established international city, Kobe has a strong and improving infrastructure to support the international community with the largest number of international and foreign schools outside of Tokyo as well as health services catering to foreigners.