日本での一年間

March 30, 2009

Kobe’s Kitano-cho

Filed under: Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 8:43 am

Kobe is a nice city to visit because it’s fairly compact and easy to find your way around. Most things to see are within walking distance of San-no-miya station and therefore in walking distance of each other. This could also be interpreted as, there isn’t much to see in Kobe. But I think there’s still enough to do to make a nice day trip.

Anyway, One if the major tourists attractions of Kobe is the Kitano-cho district of the city. Kobe was one of the first cities opened up to trade in Japan, as a port city (the others being Nagasaki, Yokohama, and Hakodate). Because of this, it was one of the first cities that foreigners came to live in. The Kitano-cho district is what’s left over of those people’s homes. It’s kind of like one mansion for each European country and USA. It’s up a hill, so once you arrive, there’s a nice view of the city and the sea. however, each of the places charges about 300 to 500 yen ($3-5) to get in, so we decided not to go into any since none of them seemed particularly worth paying any money for.

Looking down the hill

Looking down the hill

The German house

The German house

Denmark house

Denmark house

Rhine house, the only place you can enter for free, but there wasnt much inside.

Rhine house, the only place you can enter for free, but there wasn't much inside.

France house

France house

Some flowers outside of the France house. It was raining the whole day we were in Kobe

Some flowers outside of the France house. It was raining the whole day we were in Kobe

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1 Comment »

  1. This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

    Comment by matt — March 30, 2009 @ 11:06 pm


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