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Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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A-must go in Kobe!

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A collection of restored houses / museums with some interesting objects. Good for taking some photos but definitely overpriced. Not worth the trouble unless you happen to be in the neighborhood and have some time to kill; note also that you can save some money by buying combined tickets for some of the houses.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between 300 to 500 yen, while combination tickets are available to see multiple houses.

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Taiwan
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

A must-go in Kobe since there are not many distractions in this town. However, very crowded most of the time. The temple there is very nice for photo-taking but the rest is just so-so. Well, at least the Starbucks there is renowned regardless the same taste. Also, the bus going there is really really packed.

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Thank 我才是KenKan
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

as with anything japanese, the muzium is so nice to visit.but then everything is in japanese so you kinda up just looking at stuff.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Easy to find and located in an interesting part of town. A glimpse into life of yesteryears. Can attract a lot of local visitors but a must see for Kobe.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Every countries with many foreigners, so different architecture building could be seen place by place. It is really first time for me see so many buildings from overseas in one street, and other place you could see only local buildings. It seems the local people not care much the street, so not easy to find it. It has taken me... More 

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Thank white j
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236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Ijinkan, Kitano (Kobe). The area was historically built around homes for foreigners, with residences for British, American, French, German and Scandinavian diplomats and their families.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

I took the Cityloop bus to get there. After getting off the bus, turn left and you will find the tourist ticket office. Many tourists turned right but that’s not right. Most museums require admission fees and this ticket office sells package tickets. As I am NOT a fan of architecture, the admission fees were very expensive. One of them... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

in general, museums should be free. They get enough subsidizing and should for the rest fund themselves by sponsorships or donations. I think it is ok to ask visitors to leave a donation, after the visit if they like. But this kind of pseudo museums get to me. It is a nice, restored house, that is it, but paying to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

European architecture style, beautiful. Make you feel you are in Europe. Not only the look and feel, but also the industrial architecture design is amazing! They overcame the huge earthquake wave, big deal.

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