In the Kitano area, you will find many classical mansions built in the Meiji and Taisho eras on a hill overlooking the sea. It was born as a settlement for foreigners who came to Japan in increasing numbers due to the opening of Kobe Port in 1868. It is one of the representative tourist spots in Kobe. Nearly 20 houses, including Western-style buildings designated as national important cultural properties, are open to the public, and you can tour the interior of the buildings, which still retain their original appearance. There are also fashionable boutiques and restaurants where you can enjoy strolling in a gorgeous and exotic atmosphere.
Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
15-minute walk from Hankyu Kobe Line Kobe-sannomiya Station
15-minute walk from Hanshin Main Line Kobe-Sannomiya Station