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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Hustle n bussle even during the day.. food every where. From Chinese to Turkish and kobe beef offerings. We sat down and ate because we were hot and tiered but if you can hade it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
wenneth h
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hustle n bussle even during the day.. food every where. From Chinese to Turkish and kobe beef offerings. We sat down and ate because we were hot and tiered but if you can hade it. Walk around a try everything that takes your fancy. Around china town there are some cool shops and cafes. Very hipster and if you have... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I live in Chinatown in NYC and been to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Yokohama's Chinatown and this one was just disappointing. Small and not that lively. Like other Chinatowns in Japan, the workers advertise to you their menu even if you're just looking for one second and that's kind of annoying. But whatever, the main disappointment was... More 

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Thank Christine L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Takd the subway and get off at motomachi station. Walk around through motomachi shooping strret and you can find china town not too far from there. I was able to travel to yokohama china town and was more attractive than kobe. There was nothing to do in this area just take a glance and tried a kobe beef restaurant there.... More 

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the netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of streets with lots of little restaurants and touristy stuff. We were looking for more "classy" things, so not forus as we expected "more" to see.

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Thank DinaV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im chinese so its always interesting finding out what the food is like at chinese places. Stalls around were yum. We ducked into a random restaurant. Full of msg and not very good. Seafood wasnt fresh which is unforgiveable in a port city! I was doing a short visit, should have went for Kobe beef instead!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very tempted by all the food on offer - me in particular by the animal-shaped buns - but we had just checked in to our cruise ship so we passed up. Loved the gateways.

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Thank TheRelfster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nankinmachi (Chinatown) in Kobe is not as big as that of Yokohama, but interesting one. As I visited there just before the Chinese new year, I could enjoy a festive ambiance of the town.

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Thank Kimitaka S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A neat area tucked away in Kobe. A few stores to shop for trinkets and different types of Chinese and Kobe beef restaurants. The owl Cafe "BiBi & GeorGe" in this area was a fun and unique experience.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the biggest China town we've visited. Full of restaurants selling there stuff on stalls outside in the street all selling much the same kind of food. Not too many souvenir shops. Didn't spend too much time here.

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Hastings Point, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were excited to explore china town however not much is open before 11am! It's worth a visit as there is plenty of food outlets, tourist trinkets and traditional goods to buy

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