1. Japanese cities offer a wide range of services like any other cities across the world. Urban life is affluent and convenient. But housing is a problem. The apartment in Kobe cost an average of RM2m. The residential land would cost more. Not many people can own a home in the city.

2. Japanese housewives go shopping either to the local supermarket or fishmonger’s shop. Modern career women living in the inner city shop in SOGO and other megamalls.

3. Sannomiya Centre Street is made to be like a modern shopping bazaar where shops are located within a large area and they are interconnected with a single large pedestrian lane.

Central street near SOGO, Kobe, Japan
The largest mall with many different shops. Unlike Malaysian, Japanese don’t eat much while they do shopping. Hardly any food court!
…fast food outlet only.

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