Kitano-cho became the residential area for foreigners following the opening of Kobe Bay. Today there are 30 western style houses that are still preserved

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This area has been recognized as an Important Preservation District of Historic Buildings. Western style houses which were built in the Meiji and Taisho Eras still stand alongside the new restaurants, cafés, and boutiques from many countries.
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Weekdays ( 9:0 AM ~ 6:0 AM )

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Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
(078) 251-8360

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8 years ago
A cute little village
Kitano-cho truly has a very european vibe that exudes Kobe style. It is also a great place to pick up some souvenirs as there are many shops selling specialty kobe sweets. Don't miss checking out the famous Starbucks located in a historic building. On the weekend there is often street performers so I definitely recommend visititing on the weekend.
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