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Kitano-cho

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Address: Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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European village touch in Kobe

Just feel like I'm not in Japan. All the building have european touch. Good for you who walking around to experience real Kobe travelling

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just feel like I'm not in Japan. All the building have european touch. Good for you who walking around to experience real Kobe travelling

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just take some walking around this area and looking forward to go to Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Starbucks, but too bad, it was so crowded that day.. and just get to take some photos only .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a very popular dating area in Kobe and consequently much of the historic buildings has been converted into shops and restaurants. However it is still interesting to see how the foreigners in Kobe used to live in the slopes above Kobe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights right on hill in main Kitano and was beautiful to walk around quiet streets and historical areas. Visit on wkd to see Weddings, Hollywood Hills style crowd w decorated pooches and arm candy. Our favourite though was the free things they dont advertise like the secret bush walk 1min behind the dutch house which takes you... More 

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Chengdu, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This area with Kobe is locally famous for its small collection of Western-style mansions from the late 19th and early 20th century. This was from the era when this one of the only places in Japan where Western traders were able to do business in Japan. There are a couple of Intresting buildings such as the Weathercock Mansion, which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great are of Kobe, interesting architecture, great restaurants and lovely boutiques. Some of the homes can be toured.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the area where foreigners live after Japan opened the country. It is located on the hill. You can come here by Hop on hop off bus tourists bus. There is an entry fee for each house. All houses are quite small. It is very hot in July and August in Kobe and the rest of Honshu so try... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Kitano is by the mountain side , the upper part of Kobe. It contains some of the historical buildings, very nice shops and good little restaurants. It is a favorite spot for weddings, and in fact offers a very different vide to the rest of the city. Absolutely worth hanging around and so many nice little places to visit that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Kobe Port & Yokohama Port were two of few places where Japan opened its doors to foreigners during the mid-1800s. Those foreigners who entered Kobe, mostly Europeans, settled in this area called Kitano-cho or Kobe Ijinkan. This place is situated on the foot of Mt. Rokko. It is brimming with old houses like the Weathercock House and the Moegi House.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

It's my favourite part of Kobe, a really good insight into the time when Japan opened up to the west and the foreigners brought their bits of home with them. To the extent they built the western homes they were used to. The houses are spread out so it's helpful if you have a map with them marked on. (check... More 

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