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Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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This building is small. The hike up there its a good workout. There is not much to do in the area. There's there are a few tourists shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Rancho Santa Fe, California

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This building is small. The hike up there its a good workout. There is not much to do in the area. There's there are a few tourists shop.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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156 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a neat place to visit, especially if you are into a history of first westerner settlement in Kobe

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McLean, Virginia
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86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

Thank 60726Nicky_11
Kobe, Japan
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13 reviews
4 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...

Thank Daisuke M
Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

Thank An J
Kobe, Japan
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank Utantan
Kamisu, Japan
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85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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128 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

Thank JVerse
Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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