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Address: 2-9-6, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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A-must go in Kobe!

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just some old houses !You can buy tickets for 3,5,or all 8 houses at a discount. not a must visit destination.

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Seoul, South Korea
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It takes about 15 minutes on foot from Sannomiya station in Kobe. I keep walking to the Starbucks kitano Ijinkan to stop by here to drink a cup of coffee after that I find the little hill and then I reach the "Ijinkan" (former residences of early foreign settlers), Kitano area. It used to be the town where the people... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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158 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A collection of restored houses / museums with some interesting objects. Good for taking some photos but definitely overpriced. Not worth the trouble unless you happen to be in the neighborhood and have some time to kill; note also that you can save some money by buying combined tickets for some of the houses.

Thank ECWorld
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Kobe has the atmosphere of western countries. Kitano Ijinkan-gai area where the scenery is at times strangely non Japanese. Most of the houses charge an admission fee of between 300 to 500 yen, while combination tickets are available to see multiple houses.

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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A must-go in Kobe since there are not many distractions in this town. However, very crowded most of the time. The temple there is very nice for photo-taking but the rest is just so-so. Well, at least the Starbucks there is renowned regardless the same taste. Also, the bus going there is really really packed.

Thank 我才是KenKan
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74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

as with anything japanese, the muzium is so nice to visit.but then everything is in japanese so you kinda up just looking at stuff.

Thank Mcjester
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Easy to find and located in an interesting part of town. A glimpse into life of yesteryears. Can attract a lot of local visitors but a must see for Kobe.

Thank kaitorotoro
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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276 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Every countries with many foreigners, so different architecture building could be seen place by place. It is really first time for me see so many buildings from overseas in one street, and other place you could see only local buildings. It seems the local people not care much the street, so not easy to find it. It has taken me... More 

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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Ijinkan, Kitano (Kobe). The area was historically built around homes for foreigners, with residences for British, American, French, German and Scandinavian diplomats and their families.

Thank ART196
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I took the Cityloop bus to get there. After getting off the bus, turn left and you will find the tourist ticket office. Many tourists turned right but that’s not right. Most museums require admission fees and this ticket office sells package tickets. As I am NOT a fan of architecture, the admission fees were very expensive. One of them... More 

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