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Address: foot of Rokko mountain range, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 668401020
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Kobe Walking Tour Including Sake Tasting at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

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Colonial Kobe!

There is a tourist hop on hop off bus that stops here. It is a bustling area very poppular for weddings. There are many old style colonial houses, French, British, Italian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The area here is surrounded by many beautiful european-styled houses. Many of them are museums now. I'm not a big fan of museums so I don't enjoy this area much. However there is a shrine in the middle of this are which you have to walk up the stairs to get to the shrine, not too high. And I recommend... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is a tourist hop on hop off bus that stops here. It is a bustling area very poppular for weddings. There are many old style colonial houses, French, British, Italian.... each is interesting in its own right. You can buy a ticket to go round all the houses or pay at each house that interests you. The street has... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Kitano-cho, with its historical European houses/museums. offers a very different side of Japan that is little known to tourists who go looking for all things "Japanese". It is a reminder of the European residents who settled here during the late 19th century and a turbulent time of change in Japan's history. Entry is costly but some have been converted into... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kit and cho is the old settlement of westerner in Kobe. There still lots of European style old houses. Very contrast with normal Japanese street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the area where you'll see and visit old, preserved houses in Kobe. We visited several of them, including the Rhine and Moegi houses. These houses serve as museums nowadays, where you can still see the furniture that previous occupants used. Aside from these old houses, you can also visit the Kitano Shrine that's just a short distance away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Kitano-chō (北野町) or Kitano Ijinkan (北野異人館) is a historical district in Kobe which contains a number of foreign residences from the late Meiji and early Taishō eras. It is notable for its western-style architectures that were established in the late 19th century by foreigners (wealthy merchants/diplomats) who settled in Kobe, very much similar to Yokohama’s Yamate area. In this nostalgic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First, we were there and it was rainy. We bought a LOOP Bus pass for 500 yen (one day) in which one of the stops was at Kitano-cho. Nagasaki, Kobe, Yokohama are like the three major earliest foreign settlements in Japan (correct me if I am wrong). There are well preserved western houses in this area. Good to stroll around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is basically a Japanese street with lots of foreigner houses of the past. There is nothing interesting in this area for the people familiar with European architecture.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Somebody said that it's difficult to walk around because of hills. City loop bus goes there, and nobody can say it's hills. It's a slightly sloped street. Foreign style houses are gathered in one street, and entering fees are extremely expensive. There are bundle tickets, but anyhow 7.5 dollar to see each house per person. We had spare time to... More 

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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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