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Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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Pretty quaint area suitable for a stroll ...

I did not explore the entire area as I arrived in the late afternoon and it was pouring on the day i was there. However the stroll up gave me a glimpse of the area with its many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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English first
McLean, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's hard to say what the alleged former Chinese consulate is on the Kobe ijinkan tour, except that it's a fake in all apparent ways. Few Japanese stop to read the plaque at the entrance, but that reveals the "consulate" was somehow connected with a Chinese resident businessman in Kobe who opened the consulate to represent the pro-Japanese wartime puppet... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You have to take 15 to 20 minutes walk from Sannnomiya station. It's nice historical building but I don't think it's worth paying to go in. Once you look at it, it's done...

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I did not explore the entire area as I arrived in the late afternoon and it was pouring on the day i was there. However the stroll up gave me a glimpse of the area with its many quaint cafes, shops and buildings. The starbucks was the most beautiful starbucks I've even been too and it was just a wonderful... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Living in the area, I have been to a few of these houses and for a foreigner, it's not worth paying the price of admission. There is one just a few meters from 7/11 at the top of hill which can be visited for free, with a great view and a nice museum of old Kobe photographs + an overview... More 

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Kamisu, Japan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There are so many choices for Ijinkan - foreign expat houses - in the area. Pretty much commercialised, lots of tourists walking around... however, well-managed. Each time you enter a house they will charge for admission, so careful selection is recommended such as set ticket or else, otherwise money gone easily. It should be good exercise walking around hilly area,... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I understand that these foreigner houses might be a unique experience for locals to visit, however they were not too unique for me! It was just a normal house and there was a fee to get in, I didn't really think it was worth it. However, if you are interested in the history of Kitano and how Japan opened up... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

With not much left to do on our last day in Kobe, we decided to head over to this area and see what we could find. It ended up being extremely touristy and each house has a pretty hefty charge to enter. You can get a pass to see more than one for a few thousand yen, but it just... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Interesting area with many foreign houses turned museums. We went to the British, the French, and Ben’s houses (USA). If you are from overseas, no big deal really. But the shopping was great. The shops there have some pretty fancy souvenirs. However, the best is to pick a good weather day and spend an hour or two just to walk... More 

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Autin Texas USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When I walk around ijinkan streets , There is no doubt that Foreign cultures were Brought into Kobe from the Meiji era . In our days kitano is a nostalgic area known for its western style houses such as weathercock house , moegi house , holland house , etc .i took a friend of mine who was visiting Kobe recently... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is a collection of exhibitions situated inside what was formerly the diplomatic district. The old consulates from England, France, Holland, China etc were all conserved and inside would be an exhibition which attempts to show how they used to live in the past. If you are looking for historic accuracy though you would be disappointed since the English... More 

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Address: Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Hyogo Prefecture  >  Kobe

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