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Address: 2 Chome 9-6 Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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Interesting historic place

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Kobe was a big trading port when Japan opened up to foreigners invading their shores in the interest of trading..ie probably trying to make their fortunes in the import/export business.Many people from Europe and America settled in Kobe to do their business and built houses similar to those they knew at home. Hence Kobe has this historic district in Kitano... More 

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Take the City Loop bus, and just walk around.There are a lot of hills, so if your knee is not the best, stay on the main road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

This building is small. The hike up there its a good workout. There is not much to do in the area. There's there are a few tourists shop.

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