With famous downtown stores – even a cruise ship - serving the finest namesake Kobe Beef, as well as classy cafes everywhere you look in the Okamoto and Mikage districts, Kobe is justifiably a foodie paradise. Consuming more tea and bread than anywhere else nationwide, it embraces Western-style food to offer visitors a wide range of delicacies from just about anywhere. Hosting one of Japan’s three Chinatowns and a large Indian community means lovers of these two cuisines are also well catered for. And why not wash it all down with some Kobe-brand tea, Kobe mineral water, world-famous Kobe sake or locally brewed Kirin beer?