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Address: Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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Great place for history aficionados!

Kobe Port & Yokohama Port were two of few places where Japan opened its doors to foreigners during the mid-1800s. Those foreigners who entered Kobe, mostly Europeans, settled in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Kobe Port & Yokohama Port were two of few places where Japan opened its doors to foreigners during the mid-1800s. Those foreigners who entered Kobe, mostly Europeans, settled in this area called Kitano-cho or Kobe Ijinkan. This place is situated on the foot of Mt. Rokko. It is brimming with old houses like the Weathercock House and the Moegi House.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

It's my favourite part of Kobe, a really good insight into the time when Japan opened up to the west and the foreigners brought their bits of home with them. To the extent they built the western homes they were used to. The houses are spread out so it's helpful if you have a map with them marked on. (check... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

They are good at preservng those old building and create a story for it. It is situate on the hill. You must be able to walk up and down. Some houses were once residences for European in Kobe and they preserved all those furnitures. However, some of those houses were change into Mozart house or viking home without good reason.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Site of Ijinkan, a series of old homes owned by foreign diplomats which are now open to the public. This is the main reason to go. The local starbucks was designed to look like one of these old homes and I've never seen such a popular spot with young women to drink coffee. But if you can't get through the... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Kinda hard to find, as there's not many signboard. Going up and down hill, but you'll see many tourist walking toward there. A peaceful neighbourhood. When you reach there, go visit the tourist information center. The staffs there very helpful and they are giving free coupon if there's any special in that month. Basically those houses are historical building and... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Went here morning before my flight. It was a nice and beautiful neighborhood. Many people come and go. I bought ref magnets in one of the stores here. There's a shrine uphill. I like seeing Western styles of houses, they're like all my dream houses. Hehe. We went to Starbucks, its crowded. Geez. I think it was a nice side... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

On the hill slope, close to the city center, not a difficult walk, also accessible by taxi. Strong European flavor, lots of shops, souvenirs, restaurants, cafes. Some old houses are open to visitors. Unique and interesting. Will take 1-3 hours to most visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

windfall discovering, the full of historic atmosphere area. It brought me to come bake to 1990s` time, and experience the scenery of different countries. there also offer the renting dress service, it was a joyful experience. the only regretful thing was the thickets were over the average price, if you want to visit all the buildings, you should to spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

If you're from Europe and feeling homesick this is the place to go. Lots of houses in a colonial-japanese fusion. Nice to stroll around and small museums turning up around every corner. On the map its not easy to see the elevation in the topography: If you're not in good shape it can be a laborious task going towards Kitano... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in Kobe returning from a day trip from Osaka to Himeji. One hour of walking took us from Kobe sannomiya JR station directly north to the park above Kitano. There is one viewpoint at the separation of housing and the park above. Then, another ten minutes walk north, entering through a fence gate with a... More 

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