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Chinatown (Nankinmachi), Kobe

Categories: Neighborhoods, Shopping, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Chinatown (Nankinmachi) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kobe trip itinerary builder.
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  • If you like getting lost in crowds and looking at products that you usually throw out after a year - this is the place for you. Colourful, loud, and very busy. Visit in the morning to avoid being over...  read more »
  • Eating out in Kobe's China town "Nankinmachi"! Hot pork buns and gravy rich gulp down the lion. Discover the stone statues of the Zodiac (the child ushitora Utatsuyama Katsumi am 未申 Rooster 戌亥) is in the heart of the city, long ago made in China! …… Thought and... This is a... Of course not. 12 of 13 bodies found bearing the cute pandas. The boar (wild boar) good Chinese seasonal, pandas have been sent it. I thought I'd like to see the night view now.
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  • We went in the evening, so the lanterns were on and the whole area looked very festive. Many of the vendors were closing up at around 7pm. Plus lets of hawkers for restaurants etc. which we did not li...  read more »
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