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Address: foot of Rokko mountain range, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

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Foreign district

It's a district with foreign style houses. You might think: why should I visit a district where the main attraction are western style houses? Ok, of course I didn't pay to enter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a district with foreign style houses. You might think: why should I visit a district where the main attraction are western style houses? Ok, of course I didn't pay to enter in any of them. If I want to see an Austrian house, I go to Austria. But the area is really perfect for a relaxed stroll, more if... More 

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Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On my last trip to Kobe after visiting china town and kyukuryushi area , I took the the green kanko bus recommended by guide book to Kitano Ijjnkan . It was unique and stylish of its kind . A great ride . Got to Kitano dori so very excited to see all those beautiful foreigner residence houses transformed as museums.... More 

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Osaka
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A lovely place to visit . Many foreign houses and nice boutiques , restaurants , cafés , zakka and souvenir shops in the area . Time was never enough to see every thing in one afternoon .i would love to go again pretty soon . It has more than 20 foreign houses including kazamidori no Yakata and various wedding halls... More 

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Autin Texas USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Kitano ijinkan is a nostalgic area known for its western style houses such as weather cock house named Kazamidori the land mark . Moegi no yakatta, teddy bear house, Hollande house , danemark house,etc . Most houses requires few hundrend yens to go in but it s always worth the price if you have never been into a foreigh house... More 

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United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We lived in Kobe for three and a half years and its a great city for a foreigner and so easy to get around on foot . Kitano-cho is a really nice spot to visit and see all the old houses and museums and have some tea or coffee in a traditional Japanese setting.

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We took a few hours to walk around the town. This is an interesting combination of cultures. We also saw a magic show at the Kitano square...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely place! It reminds me of my hometown, San Francisco...hills, a bay, varied shops and artwork, cosmopolitan atmosphere, beautiful views from a quaint place called Venus Bridge...romantic, scenic, and top-quality restaurants, cafes and bars...lots of jazz for everyone...and plenty of open-air cafes such as the one I ate in, Bistrot Cafe de Paris, and the place I had my late... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My son lives here so I am lucky enough to be able to visit quite frequently. It is a mix of old european style houses, leafy lanes, great restaurants backed by Mount Rocko. Take the ropeway up to the herb gardens ; an easy walk from Sannomyia Station. A little piece of Europe in Kobe.

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Melbourne Australia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
56 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kitano-cho should be on every visitor's list of to dos. Take the City loop tourist bus or just walk up the hill to Kitano and then wander around the quaint narrow lanes and streets and enjoy the views over the city. This are was settled by foreign merchants in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and many of them... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful European architecture, very nice for walking around

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