Chinatown (Nankinmachi), Kobe

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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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  • Interesting to visit but nothing much to buy . Chinese restaurants selling dumpling , duck and pork but nothing outstanding Very small as it only spread over few alley way  more »
  • This is the first Chinatown I've been to in Japan and I was surprised with all the traditional chinese products and food they were selling. There are lots of restaurants, food stalls and places that s...  more »
  • Individuality to each shop and wander through small alleys also is a new discovery in town. It is recommended to do that plus Kobe so much so much bigger-scale, walking, tired. Daimaru Department store loved Kobe go south from JR Motomachi Station intersection go straight down to the South, and look on the left side, passing through the entrance of the Motomachi shopping street and you will see on the right Chang'an gate. Near the gate is useful to break even and Starbucks or coffee shop. Rating 4 points out like little takeaway shop have been Chinese dumpling, shrimp dumpling shop?. Still, eating out, Poker even in winter, so you can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere in the ice. Some North-South streets are also nice shops. Badges is down gate west ^ ^
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