Kobe, where KIU is located, is one of the major cities in the greater Kansai area of western Japan along with Osaka
and Kyoto, and an economic, cultural and tourist center with a population of over 1.5 million people. Kobe is also
well-known as the second largest port city in Japan and has many international companies. The city has a very
convenient public transportation system and oﬀers tourist help in visiting attractive sightseeing spots, such as
Mt.Rokko, Harborland, and China town.