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Kitano-cho, Kobe

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Plan a walk between the different buildings of Kitano-cho, a district notable for its "ijinkan" (Western-style homes). Built by American and European traders who settled in the city during the late 19th century, each home possesses its own character and references to the Western origins of its owner. Spot the weathercock atop one house, now something of a symbol of the area as a whole, and take tea in the English-influenced tea room, surrounded by fine porcelain and antique furniture from the Victorian era. Make Kitano-cho a centerpiece of your Kobe vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kobe trip itinerary builder.
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  • We went here using the the city loop bus. It was a quaint area with beautiful European houses to view. There is a fee to enter each house which we did not avail as we were able to appreciate the house...  more »
  • Climbing Saka ijinkan stands on the vantage point mountain, maze-like, is low. I felt sweaty when you get to the scales of even in winter. Nice looking building than in the House, to explore.
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  • It is a tourist spot to go when you come to Kobe always. It is so much fun to explore the exotic atmosphere, souvenir and food shops. Hill, so good walking shoes are recommended.
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