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  • Address: Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Cafe, Restaurant, Family And Kids

Kitanocho - Review

In 1860, the city of Kobe opened up to foreign traders, after a treaty signed by Japan and several western nations. These merchants established themselves in the Kitano district, and once upon a time there used to be over a thousand western style mansions in this area. Today there are only thirty. Of these, about 20 are open to public visitors as museums. These are:

  • Weathercock House
  • Moegi House
  • Uroko House and Uroko Museum
  • YamateHachibankan
  • Kitano Foreigners Association
  • Former Chinese Consulate
  • England House
  • Ben's House
  • Former Panama Consulate
  • Dutch Museum and Fragrance House
  • Wien-Austria House
  • Denmark House
  • Platon Decorative Arts Museum (Italian House)
  • Yokan Nagaya (France House)

The Kitano area, thanks to its trendy atmosphere, is very popular with the local young crowd. As such, it is filled with bars, restaurants, boutiques, cafes and souvenir shops. So even if you're never going to step a foot inside one of the actual museums, the district itself is a delight to explore.

Kitanocho Ticket Prices

  • Individual establishments will have their own ticket prices.

Kitanocho Opening and Closing Hours

  • Individual establishments will have their own opening and closing hours.
  • As a general rule of thumb, the museums are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the summer and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in winter (October to March)

How To reach Kitanocho by Public Transport

  • JR Shinkansen bullet train stop Shin-Kobe Station
  • Kobe City Loop bus stop Kitano Ijinkan

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TripHobo Highlights for Kitanocho

  • Kitanocho Address: Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0002, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Kitanocho Timing: 24-hrs
  • Kitanocho Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kitanocho(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kitanocho: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kitanocho

  • 95% of people who visit Kobe include Kitanocho in their plan

  • 36.35% of people start their Kitanocho visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Kitanocho

Monday, Friday and Saturday

64.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kitanocho

People normally club together Ikuta Shrine and Sannomiya Center Town while planning their visit to Kitanocho.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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