For generations of Japanese tourists, this pleasant, hilly neighbourhood is Kōbe, thanks to the dozen or so well-preserved homes of...
Higashimon-gai Gate (North)
Chinatown's northeast gate.
Said to have been founded in AD 201, this peaceful, wooded shrine has played a key role in sake brewing history, survived civil wars and...
This genteel bar near Ikuta Shrine is a good choice for a mellow drink. Lighting is subdued, staff are discreet and efficient and the...
This cheerfully busy 'food & wine restaurant' offers good-value lunches and dinners: noodles to Chinese dishes and teishoku (set...
３-１２-１ Kitanocho, Chūō-ku · interesting places nearby
Kitano Tenman-jinja information
This lovely little shrine to academic pursuits holds pride of place in Kitano-chō, up a steep hill and past a touristy stretch of souvenir and snack shops. Even if you aren't studying for an upcoming exam, it's a great place to take a breather and do some lazy people-watching, with views all the way across town to the Inland Sea.