Kōbe City Museum
Ground yourself in Kōbe's history as a trading port and east–west meeting place, via art and artifacts with decent English signage....
Adorably funky, old-school cafe with a wood-accented room, glassed-in verandah and cute gifts for sale. Modernark bills itself as a...
This atmospheric old shokudō serves the cheapest food in the city. You can order standard noodle and rice dishes from the menu (plain...
Nankinmachi (Chinatown) information
This gaudy, bustling, unabashedly touristy collection of Chinese restaurants and trinket and medicinal herb stores should be familiar to anyone who's visited Chinatowns elsewhere. It's fun for a stroll, particularly in the evening when lights illuminate the elaborately painted shop façades. Restaurants tend toward the overpriced and may disappoint sophisticated palates (set meals from about ¥850), although it's one of the few places in Japan where street snacking is condoned (snacks from about ¥200).