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Address: Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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full of historic atmosphere area

windfall discovering, the full of historic atmosphere area. It brought me to come bake to 1990s` time, and experience the scenery of different countries. there also offer the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

windfall discovering, the full of historic atmosphere area. It brought me to come bake to 1990s` time, and experience the scenery of different countries. there also offer the renting dress service, it was a joyful experience. the only regretful thing was the thickets were over the average price, if you want to visit all the buildings, you should to spend... More 

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134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're from Europe and feeling homesick this is the place to go. Lots of houses in a colonial-japanese fusion. Nice to stroll around and small museums turning up around every corner. On the map its not easy to see the elevation in the topography: If you're not in good shape it can be a laborious task going towards Kitano... More 

Thank ofHarwich
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in Kobe returning from a day trip from Osaka to Himeji. One hour of walking took us from Kobe sannomiya JR station directly north to the park above Kitano. There is one viewpoint at the separation of housing and the park above. Then, another ten minutes walk north, entering through a fence gate with a... More 

Thank neuogenisis
Tokyo, Japan
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99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would recommend it for a nice walk, some expensive lunch or dining and high end shopping. It is certainly worth a special effort to visit the area, I would not wait till you happen to wander in to it on your Kobe exploration. Take a taxi there, walk up there from the center, it is only 15 minutes. On... More 

Thank Rob M
Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

A couple of hours to Kobe Kitano Ijjnkan neighborhood , visited Kazamidori ( a Germain church ) which is one of the most popular museum in the area built more than 100 years ago and explored the back streets of Ijjnkan and Kitanozaka Dori . Very interesting tourist attraction worth a visit if you happened to come over to Kansai... More 

1 Thank MEDE75015
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Kitano is a good place to come if you are looking for some old foreigner houses. I love the matcha ice cream that they sell over there. Most of the houses are well maintained. At times, there will be some performances at the square. A must come if you are going to Kobe.

Thank dimitri_can
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

kitano ijinkan is one of the places in japan we should all visit at least once in our life time . been coming over to visit for several times but never had enough . there is always something interesting for every one. street perfomers , tourist attractions such as kazamidori and moegi no yakata and kitano temmengu etc and boutiques... More 

1 Thank oreminoru
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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163 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

walked around here on way back from the city to our hotel, Crowne Plaza, and it was clearly a more fashionable affluent part of town. Had cafes and more refined bars. Nice to wander around on a nice day. There is a tourist circuit bus that goes around the city and drops off here.

Thank Peter M
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Kitano is very strange place, it's like being in an ancient Europe where time has stopped. I think it's important to visit to understand how Japan has changed when opening to the Western world.

Thank Degustatore00
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I used to be a Gaijin (foreigner) living in Kobe 45 years ago, when there was a large, active, multiracial community. Much has changed in the city since – not least the decline in foreign resident numbers. Returning with my (half-Japanese) daughter & wandering the narrow lanes around Kitano was quite a nostalgic affair. As a tourist sight it is... More 

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