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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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  • From the center of Kobe a little bit which Kitano ijinkan lot and it is a popular spot for tourists. Is there are many slopes, but the sea is seen is also very good. A little from the street shops and restaurants as there are celebrity city! What I feel.
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  • If you catch the loop bus you need to walk up a steep climb, but once there you can wander through the local lanes passing private homes, the old european houses and the odd market stall. You can pay ...  more »
  • Min. walking and lined up a lot of foreigner's House is a little narrow, and can travel 10 minutes. That has made many interesting shops and many tourists.
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