Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), Chuo

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Venture past the ornate street gates and carved lions into Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) for a quick change of scenery, culture, and cuisine. The neighborhood dates back to the 1860s, when Kobe's ports first opened to foreign trade and the earliest Chinese immigrants moved into the city. A large population of Chinese still live there, and the brightly colored signs, many restaurants, and shops selling Chinese imports and souvenirs preserve their distinct heritage. Plan to visit Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) during your Kobe vacation using our convenient Kobe trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you go to Kobe, you'll go here, but it's a shame that you can't eat proper Chinese food at a decent restaurant. Therefore, it will be walking exclusively to the standing eating. It should not be compared with Yokohama, but there is no shop that can be used for entertainment. I think it's like a town for tourists from China.
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  • There are a lot of Chinese employees of the shop, and Chinese fly when i order it. Compared to Chinatown in Yokohama, the scale is 1/4th, but you can enjoy unique events such as the Pig Bowl Summit and Spring Festival held in November. There is also a convenience store near the entrance on the east side. Inside, there are Chinese goods specialty stores such as Kuryu, and you can enjoy it.
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  • Incredibly busy! I was not sure where to look as your attention will definitely stray everywhere. It's very bright and colourful around here. Lots of red and traditional Chinese buildings. It's pretty loud and crowded in my opinion. Too much going on, but still worth the visit! It's a different vibe than other "normal" Japanese streets. Lots of different foodie smells as well. I'm not sure, but the prices seem a bit more expensive compared to other places? It's a tourist attraction after all, and business is definitely booming. You can find anything here from soup dumplings to pork buns. I'm sure most shopkeepers can speak perfect Chinese as well. I heard the majority of people speak Chinese, and lots of signs were in Chinese as well. Very interesting!
  • A market full of goodies, lots of seafood, fresh and food you've never seen. The market winds down many small streets with lots of restaurant and lots of shops. An area where you can spend hours without paying attention. Highly recommended
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