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Chinatown (Nankinmachi)

Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-331-4337
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  • Very good45%
  • Average35%
  • Poor5%
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“street food” (24 reviews)
“dumplings” (19 reviews)
“kobe beef” (31 reviews)
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Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-331-4337
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"street food"
in 24 reviews
"dumplings"
in 19 reviews
"kobe beef"
in 31 reviews
"chinese new year"
in 7 reviews
"chinese style"
in 4 reviews
"ramen"
in 4 reviews
"street vendors"
in 4 reviews
"food vendors"
in 5 reviews
"motomachi station"
in 11 reviews
"china towns"
in 3 reviews
"long street"
in 3 reviews
"shops selling"
in 4 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 6 reviews
"short visit"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"yokohama"
in 17 reviews
"japan"
in 42 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is quite a compact area easily reached from a stop on the city sightseeing bus and close to a big shopping mall. There were plenty of street food vendors and typical Chinatown outlets. Not crowded when we visited on a rainy day..

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting place, crowded on a week day, lots of people, saw a few food stalls, selling cheap kobe beef, didn't try them, as we weren't sure of the quality. Had a nice, roasted ice cream, not sure how they cook it. Not many variety of...More

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

China town is a nice and vibrant area, lots of character. Plenty of street food some of it mediocre but if you luck in some of it superb. If there is a lineup of locals then try it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the smallest Chinatown I have seen, if you do not stop for street food or dine at one of the numerous restaurants that dotted along the street and the adjacent alleys, you can finish the visit in 10 minutes. It gets very quite...More

Thank semanticvision
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kobe Chinatown or Nankin Machi is fairly small but there are a wide range of shops crammed into the area. It is divided into different Chinese areas such as "Shanghai" or Hong Kong" It appears to be pretty crowded most of the time..Nankin Machi is...More

Thank russellw170
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

located next to Motomachi shopping street (3-5 mins walk). You can see a lot of street food right outside restaurants. A lot of street food such as Xiao Long Pau, fried chicken, etc (mostly similar for all). Well, you too can eat at restaurants which...More

Thank Jac H
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here for something to eat as it was a stop on the city loop bus. It’s a small typical china town area with a lot of places to eat. You can easily leave this out and spend more time at the herb...More

Thank YvonneT
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Nankinmachi makes for an interesting experience when visiting Japan. Visit during Chinese New Year and you get a lion dance as part of the experience. Extremely popular with the locals on a weekend, people come for the food, it is mostly food stalls. Add it...More

Thank Mathilda J
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

A bit disappointed with what was on offer. 90% food stalls so there was no reason to stay within the area once you found something to eat.

Thank tsaes
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We returned to Kobe’s port from a tour late and took the port shuttle to Chinatown at7pm most of the shops were closed except the restaurants we enjoyed a good meal

Thank Mostafa A
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blushingpeach
5 April 2018|
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Response from JenAtUK | Reviewed this property |
Usually closed on 1st but on the 2nd it should be fine but limited stalls.
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