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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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  • Just feel like I'm not in Japan. All the building have european touch. Good for you who walking around to experience real Kobe travelling 
  • You can enjoy the seasonal flowers decorated with flowers to light gas resemble a foreigner-Dori. Looks pretty Kobe City from a mountain side overlooking the sea and the beautiful. You can also can easily enjoy popular tourist destinations and sightseeing and city of Kobe, Kitano-Cho down. Buy a day ticket, and receive various in the tourist areas of Kobe, is recommended.
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  • 北野町街道上的房子雖然不是傳統的日本房子,但其實也不覺得是西方風格的房子,只能說是和傳統日本房子不一樣,略有點現代風格。 走在這區街道上,我並無法感受到這過去曾是大量西方人居住的地方,也無法想像出過去的歷史。 此外,此區域商業化很嚴重,開滿了店鋪以及幾乎都需要收費的參觀展館,這裡實在不是個感受歷史氣息的好地方。