About 1 year ago, I moved to KOBE-City.
Kobe is the port town, because active trade from long ago, and the resident's nationality is also various. In the town, modernize architecture and china-town, church, high rise building, world’s longest suspension bridge and great night views such as there are many photogenic spots. Fortunately, KOBE is blessed with a richness of nature, Mt.Rokko was also known as a much foggy spot.
That KOBE is half an hour from Osaka,and 1 hour from Kyoto.
If you come to Osaka or Kyoto, try to consider Kobe in your plan.