Kōbe City Museum
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Higashimon-gai Gate (South)
Chinatown's southeast gate.
Kōbe Maritime Museum & Kawasaki Good Times World
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Adorably funky, old-school cafe with a wood-accented room, glassed-in verandah and cute gifts for sale. Modernark bills itself as a...
In this city thick with east-west heritage, this old-fashioned charmer specialises in yōshoku , Japanese takes on western cooking: beef...
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Kōbe City Museum information
Ground yourself in Kōbe's history as a trading port and east–west meeting place, via art and artifacts with decent English signage. Items show foreign influence from clocks and oil lamps to hairstyles. It's pricey during special exhibits but worth it especially when they include the museum's collection of namban (literally 'southern barbarian') art, a school of painting that developed when early Jesuit missionaries taught Western painting techniques to Japanese students.
The Greek revival-style building dates from 1935.