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stroll, explore & shop

great place to explore old and new japanese shops. this style of shopping street called Shotengai... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Undercover shopping experience.

Japanese style shopping seems to consist of long walkways that seem to go on forever, crossing over... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Hilmar Horst D
Woodvale, Australia
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2-minute walk from JR Motomachi Station. It is a shopping street, formed in 1874, where you can feel Kobe the most. If you stand right in front of "La Luce," the beautiful stained glass arch that is a gate to Motomachi 1st street, you will be able...more
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3-13-1 Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0022, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-391-0831
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don't want to dump on this shopping arcade in particular, but it is really nothing special. The Japanese seem to have a fondness for shopping arcades, and this is probably the 6th or 7th we've seen alone on this trip. For that reason I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is every type of shop one could desire, from Kimonos to Skechers, and food too. There is no reason to walk out empty handed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to explore old and new japanese shops. this style of shopping street called Shotengai dates back to medieval times, late 1500s. Consisting of small retailers "deeply connected to their localities, providing people not only with daily necessities and services..." These Shotengais have been...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Japanese style shopping seems to consist of long walkways that seem to go on forever, crossing over several streets as you walk through them. Absolutely lots see, even if sometime you do not understand it as to what they are selling! Surprised to see a...More

Thank Hilmar Horst D
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Have a look, walk through, explore, it's huge. Worth some time. Plenty of options, next street over is China Town, Daimaru is across the road - lovely place to wander

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Good for a stroll to kill an hour not a great deal of shops that interested me, we did find the 100 yen shop (Daiyo?)were we bought of few cheap items. What we did look at could be bought at a better price in Australia....More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This was close to the Station, and offered a good variety of shopping....both high end, and cheaper shopping. There was also a good variety of places to buy food, with both cafes and street food.

Thank Liz Y
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Kobe Motomachi shopping street is similar to Sannomayia Gai , but prices are slightly lower. This is frequented by locals doing their daily shopping and the range of shops and eating places reflects that. In some ways this makes it more interesting if you are...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Here you can find everything you need and don't need, you desired and you didn't know you desired. Nice to shop for souvenirs but also supermarkes are placed there.

Thank sigsiko
Reviewed May 31, 2018

A shopping street with a variety of food, clothes and souvenirs. It is not so modern and touristy. Next to it is Nakinmachi. A nice stroll along these long shopping streets.

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