Kobe is a secondary city nested in the shadow of Osaka and it is a bit of a shame as it has lovely people and a European flavour to its lifestyle.
In Kobe, you will find the seaside with a nice walk around, a beautiful garden at the top of the mountain to admire the landscape over the sea. It was among the 1st cities the Dutch and Portuguese approached (with Nagasaki) as Kobe used to be the port of Kyoto, the imperial capital. Therefore, Kobe is known for the bread and pastries because of this past.
In the very center, you will find arches like in Milan or Melbourne with pretty cafes and terraces, very peaceful and friendly.