They both have similar histories too.They're both very different cities.
I mean, really the only thing they have in common is they're both ports.
yes and that doesn't mean much overall because Kobe's large growth and status as a major global port never recovered since the 90s. Those centers aren't enough to change that.Kobe plays a major role as Japan's Biotech research center.
Also the world's fastest supercomputer Fugaku is located in Kobe.
RIKEN R-CCS is Japan's premier research center in high-performance computing and the home of the supercomputer Fugaku.www.r-ccs.riken.jp
me too.I agree with Rhyukyu here, Kobe is stagnating. It's a very liveable city, great location, excellent cuisine and nightlife etc. But it's really starting to feel dated compared to Osaka, Tokyo, and indeed Yokohama. It seems like they made a massive effort to rebuild after the earthquake, and then just stopped... feels like Kobe just isn't moving forwards anymore.
That said, I massively prefer Kobe to Yokohama. It's got far more character and is a much more interesting city to visit, imho.