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“Nice sights but a bit meh...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

Chinatown (Nankinmachi)
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Ranked #41 of 157 Attractions in Kobe
3.5 of 5 stars 516 Reviews
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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“Nice sights but a bit meh...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I need to be quite blunt; if you've seen one china town then you've seen them all. I was hoping it would be a bit more different than the others I've seen. The food vendors all sold the same food on sticks and restaurant owners were hassling to get me to eat in their place. One of the things I distinctly like about Japan is that people leave you alone; but not in China town. But don't let this put you off.
The plus sides are that the scenery and the colours are fantastic and the smell of the food was good but lacked variation.

Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Fun place to grab dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had a delicious meal made up of dishes available from stalls. In the middle of it, there's a small park-like area with some statues, a large map, and outdoor seats. Highly recommended is the Kobe Steak Burger place, and the stall next to it which often has a long line, and has a wide variety of noodle, dumpling and fried dishes. Damnit, I'm salivating just thinking about my awesome dinner.

Skip the snow-cones covered in syrup, horrible Turkish ice-cream, and other savory dishes not prepared fresh.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Great place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Wasn't disappointed after seeking out the Chinatown area. Had a delicious set lunch in one of the many restaurants. The area is much the same as Chinatowns all over the world. Lots of colour and smells of great food. Took some nice photos here.

Visited July 2013
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Kansas City, MO
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“Good Place to Take Photos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Located just to the south of the Santica Shopping Mall, Chinatown is very picturesque and a nice place to take photos. I have been there on previous travels to Japan. Many places to eat, but I have no recommendations. After awhile, it just seems to be another tourist trap.

Visited July 2013
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Sandakan, Malaysia
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“Amazed with the cleanliness....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

It was during the Japan's Golden Week when I visited this place. Therefore, lots of locals and tourists at every corners.... When strolling here.... there are lots of variety of chinese food you can choose and test-tasting. The atmosphere is all smell nice food and seeing the steam from those buns stalls. I can say that is is the cleanest Chinatown I've ever been to (comparing to other countries that I visited to).

Visited May 2013
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