Chinatown (Kobe)

One of the other more famous sights in Kobe is the Chinatown. It’s famous, but it’s not something I would inherently go out of my way to see.

It’s rather small and is more of a sanitized Japanese version of Chinatown rather than something authentic. I actually felt that Chinatown in New York City, for example, was a lot more authentic than here.

There are a lot of Chinese restaurants and they almost all sell snacks on the street. You can also go inside and sit down, but at most of them the employees are mostly Japanese, although some employ Chinese as well.

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It is basically across the street from Daimaru in Kobe, although most of the businesses here tend to close down by 7:00 or so.