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Location of Kōbe

Kōbe (神戸市 Kōbe-shi) is a city in western Japan. The capital of Hyōgo Prefecture, it is part of the Kyoto-Ōsaka-Kobe metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.

According to translation notes in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya manga, volume 13, the setting of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya takes place in Kobe, with North High being placed in the city. However, background art in the anime features the nearby town of Nishinomiya instead.


  • Hyogo-ken Kobe-shi Chuuou-ku Port Island - location of where the SOS Brigade watched the fireworks display in Endless Eight