On Saturday, May 28th 2017, the Kobe PR Ambassadors will go on their first tour- a guided tour around the Kobe Foreigners Cemetery near Futatabi Park. They will get there by hiking from Shin Kobe station, up past Nunobiki Falls and Gohonmatsu Dam, to arrive at Futatabi Park. After having lunch in stunning natural surroundings, they will enjoy hearing about the many historical non-Japanese people buried at the nearby Foreigners Cemetery, and the impact they had on Kobe. Their posts will surely reflect the wonderful nature and hiking experiences you can get in Kobe, as well as teach followers about the fascinating history of the city.
Shin Kobe station hiking start → Nunobiki Falls → Gohonmatsu Dam → Mt. Futatabi → Futatabi Park → Picnic lunch → Kobe Foreigners Cemetery guided tour → Hike down → End
The Kobe Foreigners Cemetery is open to the public on the fourth Sunday of every month from April to November, where they give guided tours (in Japanese only). Fee is free.
Look out for a full report coming soon!
[Featured image courtesy of Richard Mort]