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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

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Address: Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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It was very crowded on January 2nd. It is more or less like a food street. There are several shops offer a wide varieties of food. It is another attractive place for tourists. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Paths2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very crowded on January 2nd. It is more or less like a food street. There are several shops offer a wide varieties of food. It is another attractive place for tourists. We enjoyed walking around, even with a very cold weather .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected well orientated Chinese town, but I feel like I am in Japan anyway. I ate Japanese food in Chinese town :D

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great area to visit and have fun. Many, many street vendors so lots of people eating on the street. Peking Duck very popular with everyone eating small packets of this delight whilst walking and taking in the street. Very nice Jazz Bar around the corner too. More of this later!

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very nice. It was a good size, you could walk everywhere in about 30 minutes. It is probably the size of one city block, and the pedestrian walkway takes the shape of a "t" and one of the exits/entrances leads to a shopping street. I was there during the night and everything was lit up and looked... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the streets are very crowded and full with people. there're always having some kind of show, at least every time I go. the food are not Chinese, much more like faked-Japanese-flavored Chinese, through those were not expensive.

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Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nankinmachi, 神户南京盯 as it is known in Chinese. Close proximity to Meriken Park, Kobe Harborland. Lots of tourists stop by for a quick snack or fast meal before moving out to the next attraction. Being the Chinatown in Kobe, most of the stores here sell Chinese style snack/foods like steamed buns, xiao long baos, BBQ Taiwanese sausages. We were there... More 

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This one is a neat little area covering a few blocks with the usual shops, restaurants and food stalls. Some of the street food is quite good. Didn't get to try the restaurants this trip. The slightly annoying part of the experience is the continual come-ons to go into a restaurant or to buy whatever's set out in the stall,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

It's a short walk, with a lot of shopkeepers touting their wares, Chinese delicacies and a bit of fusion foods. The interior of the shops reminds one of the generic contemporary Chinese taverns one can see in places like China or Taiwan, which are infused with some sense of the 1970s/80s. Tried some of the food there like xiao long... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It is a right place to find chinese cuisine in Kobe. This is the only chinatown in Japan beside in Yokohama. So, its a must visit place when you are in Kobe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Must drop by to eat the kobe beef! and have a pint of beer! There are lots of street food, Ramen , Dumplings , Kobe beef , fried food and many more. However , not much place for you to sit to enjoy the food. There is also few Chinese restaurant in here .

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