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Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

This beautiful historic area is not far from the Shinkobe Ropeway. It is a lovely area to stroll through to check out the architecture of the 19th century. It was here that European traders and businessmen built their Western style houses. Several of them are...More

1  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is the area where foreign diplomats and businessmen settled, during the Kobe port opened to foreign trade in the 19th century. Around twenty western style architectures remain in the area, and some are open to the public (entrance fee needed). A beautiful and romantic...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We took a leisurely walk from sannomiya to kitano in the evening. The various houses were closed so we did not enter any. Nevertheless, the walk enroute was enjoyable with interesting buildings to look at. A good photo spot too. A can do if u...More

1  Thank SeeStarsSee
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Good place to visit after your visit to Kobe Ropeway. I reach the bottom station during lunchtime. Not many place to eat during lunchtime . Finally found a shop. Ate lunch before our journey along Kitano-cho. Nice houses along the way. Love the manhole cover....More

Thank shlimsp
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A lovely residential area full of charm even though it was quite hilly. Interesting to see a mosque and Synagogue near to each other

Thank manchesterianBangkok
Reviewed 4 June 2018

This whole area was once home to many of the traders, diplomats, missionaries etc who migrated to Kobe following the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-19th Century. The upside of this is a wealth of historical eye candy for anyone interested in...More

Thank russellw170
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Kitano is one of the first parts where wealthy foreigners built their mansions in Kobe after the port was opened for trade with the West following the years of the Meiji Restoration. The buildings are interesting architecturally: they combine Japanese and Western elements, displaying a...More

Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed 15 May 2018

It is a nice history town to visit and take some photos of the town houses and scenery. The town is on the hillside so it involves walking up and downhill and steps.

Thank 685chin
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Such a cool place to visit Sherlock Holmes's house while you're in Kobe, so many things you could see here, like the authentic living room, real guns, his louis vuitton suitcases, etc. You can try to use Sherlock Holmes's shirt too while you go inside.

1  Thank r1karegina
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is where Europeans settled when KOBE began as a trading port. It is a huge draw for Asian tourists- even in winter. There are several historic houses you can visit for a fee. We visit family who live nearby and enjoy wandering the area...More

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2 December 2015|
Response from geebee01 | Reviewed this property |
There are mentions of the name Sassoon in the Jewish history of Kobe found on the internet-but if their house has been turned into a wedding reception place the number is +81-78-2514111.