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....
Higashimon-gai Gate (South)
Chinatown's southeast gate.
Kōbe Maritime Museum & Kawasaki Good Times World
This building is in two parts: an extensive collection of high-quality model ships and displays in the old-school Maritime Museum , and...
Adorably funky, old-school cafe with a wood-accented room, glassed-in verandah and cute gifts for sale. Modernark bills itself as a...
Run by a cool young crew, this spot looks like a vintage US diner, with long counter, groovy tunes and a few tables, but that's where...
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).