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Address: Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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Interesting on a lazy saturday

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Manila, Philippines
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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

They are good at preservng those old building and create a story for it. It is situate on the hill. You must be able to walk up and down. Some houses were once residences for European in Kobe and they preserved all those furnitures. However, some of those houses were change into Mozart house or viking home without good reason.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Site of Ijinkan, a series of old homes owned by foreign diplomats which are now open to the public. This is the main reason to go. The local starbucks was designed to look like one of these old homes and I've never seen such a popular spot with young women to drink coffee. But if you can't get through the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Kinda hard to find, as there's not many signboard. Going up and down hill, but you'll see many tourist walking toward there. A peaceful neighbourhood. When you reach there, go visit the tourist information center. The staffs there very helpful and they are giving free coupon if there's any special in that month. Basically those houses are historical building and... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Went here morning before my flight. It was a nice and beautiful neighborhood. Many people come and go. I bought ref magnets in one of the stores here. There's a shrine uphill. I like seeing Western styles of houses, they're like all my dream houses. Hehe. We went to Starbucks, its crowded. Geez. I think it was a nice side... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

On the hill slope, close to the city center, not a difficult walk, also accessible by taxi. Strong European flavor, lots of shops, souvenirs, restaurants, cafes. Some old houses are open to visitors. Unique and interesting. Will take 1-3 hours to most visitors.

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