Cara’s Kobe Tips

Cara teaches English at Lexis Japan, and also assists with Student Services.  Here are her tips for your time in Kobe!

Lexis Japan - Staff - Cara

Name  Cara Mattiuzzo

Position  English Teacher/Student Services

At 9am on a Saturday morning, you’ll find me  Eating a hearty breakfast at one of the bakeries around the station before I hit the shops in central Sannomiya!

My ideal day trip from Kobe is  The traditional and serene city of Kyoto. A day spent strolling through sublime gardens and UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples always leaves me ‘zenned’!

When you’re in Kobe, don’t miss a Saturday strolling around the Harborland complex.  Shopping or people-watching, it’s a nice part of the city.

I’ll bet you didn’t know  I spent 4 months learning Italian in Bologna, Italy.

Kobe’s best kept secret are the great little wine bars in the former foreign settlement area.

My Japanese learning tip is  Use your surroundings! Kobe city becomes your
classroom after school- read signs, order food in a restaurant, go grocery
shopping!  There are opportunities to learn and practice the language
everywhere you turn.

One Kanji that describes me

If I was down to my last ¥1000, I’d spend it Where else but at a 100 yen
store.  Everything you could possibly need and more!

A kotowaza to live by  亀の甲より年の功

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