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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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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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  • We used the City Loop bus and made a short time stop at the Ijinkan area. This area needs certain stamina as the slope path to walk through before getting into the tourist spots. Nice scenes for photo...  more »
  • We came here on an early evening on Saturday. The Victorian architecture was great and I loved the atmosphere of the area which have a village vibe to the area! Unfortunately, we didn't go up to the K...  more »
  • We been here on afternoon , the building and house are very original architecture ! We loved it , we discovered another Japan . We enjoyed the shop and restaurant around . We recommend you bistro cafe...  more »