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Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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A-must go in Kobe!

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between... read more

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

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between 300 to 500 yen, while combination tickets are available to see multiple houses.

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Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A must-go in Kobe since there are not many distractions in this town. However, very crowded most of the time. The temple there is very nice for photo-taking but the rest is just so-so. Well, at least the Starbucks there is renowned regardless the same taste. Also, the bus going there is really really packed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

as with anything japanese, the muzium is so nice to visit.but then everything is in japanese so you kinda up just looking at stuff.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Easy to find and located in an interesting part of town. A glimpse into life of yesteryears. Can attract a lot of local visitors but a must see for Kobe.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Every countries with many foreigners, so different architecture building could be seen place by place. It is really first time for me see so many buildings from overseas in one street, and other place you could see only local buildings. It seems the local people not care much the street, so not easy to find it. It has taken me... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Ijinkan, Kitano (Kobe). The area was historically built around homes for foreigners, with residences for British, American, French, German and Scandinavian diplomats and their families.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I took the Cityloop bus to get there. After getting off the bus, turn left and you will find the tourist ticket office. Many tourists turned right but that’s not right. Most museums require admission fees and this ticket office sells package tickets. As I am NOT a fan of architecture, the admission fees were very expensive. One of them... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

in general, museums should be free. They get enough subsidizing and should for the rest fund themselves by sponsorships or donations. I think it is ok to ask visitors to leave a donation, after the visit if they like. But this kind of pseudo museums get to me. It is a nice, restored house, that is it, but paying to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

European architecture style, beautiful. Make you feel you are in Europe. Not only the look and feel, but also the industrial architecture design is amazing! They overcame the huge earthquake wave, big deal.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Kobe was a big trading port when Japan opened up to foreigners invading their shores in the interest of trading..ie probably trying to make their fortunes in the import/export business.Many people from Europe and America settled in Kobe to do their business and built houses similar to those they knew at home. Hence Kobe has this historic district in Kitano... More 

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