Sannomiya is the heart of Kobe, and Sannomiya Station is the transportation hub of the city, used by hundreds of thousands of people a day. In this same area, where 50 million people come annually, is the busiest shopping area of Kobe, the Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street.
The Sannomiya Center Gai Shopping Street is a 550-meter shopping arcade connecting the Sannomiya and Motomachi areas. It contains numerous kinds of stores selling clothes, sundry items, food, and drink. As the main gateway to Kobe, it is always bursting with energy.