Japan Back Street Exploring (Part 1)

After many years living in and exploring Kobe, Japan, I always loved taking photos and making videos on the back streets. So many people who create content love to show the glitz and glam of the big cities, but there was nothing more fascinating for me than slowly and quietly exploring the back streets where the “real people” of Japan live.

I’ll be sharing several sets of back street photos I have taken over the years. There will, of course, be some other themed series as well.

I have been a photography fanatic for many years and have so much to share here on Just Japan Stuff!



This wonderful back alley is known by many Kobe residents. It runs under and along the Hankyu/JR Sannomiya tracks. It is home to many wonderful restaurants and izakayas. 
Another back street not far from Sannomiya in Kobe, Japan. Amazing how a rainy night can change atmospheres. 
This tidy little back street with lots of potted vegetation is in Kobe’s Nada District. The French restaurant at the end of the street caught my attention as I cycled past. I went back to take this photo.
This back street in Kobe’s Nada District was lined with shops and restaurants. Notice what seems to be the stone lantern of a shrine at the very end of the street. 





The photographer / writer:

Kevin O’Shea is the host of the Just Japan Podcast. He is also the guy behind JustJapanStuff.com. Kevin is a Canadian IB/PYP educator who lives in Beijing, China with his family. Kevin called Kobe, Japan home for 10 years. 

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