Chinatown (Nankinmachi), Chuo

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Venture past the ornate street gates and carved lions into Chinatown (Nankinmachi) for a quick change of scenery, culture, and cuisine. The neighborhood dates back to the 1860s, when Kobe's ports first opened to foreign trade and the earliest Chinese immigrants moved into the city. A large population of Chinese still live there, and the brightly colored signs, many restaurants, and shops selling Chinese imports and souvenirs preserve their distinct heritage. Plan to visit Chinatown (Nankinmachi) during your Kobe vacation using our convenient Kobe trip itinerary planner.
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  • I think this day Nankin-machi Kobe the population density was?. Tear off the street but it took time. However Chinatown atmosphere this time around is good as is.
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  • Uramachi Hong Kong S.A.R. the Chinese cuisine shop China gadgets China food lines such as where restaurants have also had the lion was very delicious Chinese new year with a fun
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  • This Chinatown in Kobe is always very busy, is all very well to try several dishes at street stalls and being transported to china for a moment.
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