Kitano-cho, Part I
Posted on 23 July 2012
Travel Date: 3 November 2010
Location: Kobe city centre, Kitano-cho
Kitano-cho (北野町) is a historical district in Kobe which contains a number of foreign residences aka ijinkan (異人館) from last time. There are many ijinkan in this area open for public visiting (for a fee), such as the one above, the British ijinkan – with Sherlock Holmes theme as its attraction.
Went to a few popular ijinkan which I’ll post about them later, though personally I think that there’s nothing much to lose to skip these European houses – they are not that special. With that said, a visit to Kitano-cho is still very much recommended, as the area is quite big with many narrow slopes and alleys – fun for a day stroll. Not to mention you’ll be able to catch some sea view from a shrine on top of some slopes. :)
How To Get There
- About 10-15 min walking north from JR Sannomiya Station (三ノ宮駅)