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Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street

3-13-1 Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0022, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 78-391-0831
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Plenty of Shops

Good for a stroll to kill an hour not a great deal of shops that interested me, we did find the 100... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grumpee-58
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Brisbane, Australia
Central Variety

This was close to the Station, and offered a good variety of shopping....both high end, and cheaper... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Liz Y
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Greater Perth, Australia
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2-minute walk from JR Motomachi Station. It is a shopping street, formed in 1874, where you can feel Kobe the most. If you stand right in front of "La Luce," the beautiful stained glass arch that is a gate to Motomachi 1st street, you will be able to see Mount Rokko in the north and feel, from the south, the refreshing wind that Meriken Wharf brings. There are a lot of long-established stores that have been founded more than 50 years ago, such as kimono shops that sell kimono, yukata (informal cotton kimono), etc., bag shops, and coffee shops where you can relax comfortably.
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3-13-1 Motomachidori, Chuo-ku, Chuo, Kobe 650-0022, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 78-391-0831
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a stroll to kill an hour not a great deal of shops that interested me, we did find the 100 yen shop (Daiyo?)were we bought of few cheap items. What we did look at could be bought at a better price in Australia....More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This was close to the Station, and offered a good variety of shopping....both high end, and cheaper shopping. There was also a good variety of places to buy food, with both cafes and street food.

Thank Liz Y
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Kobe Motomachi shopping street is similar to Sannomayia Gai , but prices are slightly lower. This is frequented by locals doing their daily shopping and the range of shops and eating places reflects that. In some ways this makes it more interesting if you are...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Here you can find everything you need and don't need, you desired and you didn't know you desired. Nice to shop for souvenirs but also supermarkes are placed there.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

A shopping street with a variety of food, clothes and souvenirs. It is not so modern and touristy. Next to it is Nakinmachi. A nice stroll along these long shopping streets.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This shopping street is an eclectic collection of shops. The prices range from a few Yen to quite a a large number of Yen. There is a choice of food from cheap to dear & not forgetting the opportunity to try Kobe Beef. Clothes &...More

Thank phshanks
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

With the key words “umie”, “motomachi”, and “bus”, you can find a web page of the free shuttle bus which runs between Umie, a shopping mall at Kobe Harborland, and the western end of Motomachi Shopping Street on weekdays. I was on business and had...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

convenient to go, approx. 3 mins walk from Motomachi Hanshin line. I went to here after Rokkosan trip (using Hanshin tourist one day pass). Motomachi is a place to shop for eats, souvenir & shoes. Next to Motomachi would be Nankinmachi (ie Chinatown). Approx. 3-5...More

Thank Jac H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a 1.2 km long covered shopping arcade. We walked the full length, and back, but did not find the shops interesting at all. Did not go in a single shop! As we reached the far end, it started to look a bit run-down....More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

to walk this street is even at cold temperature a pleasure - nice atmosphere, not overcrowded and very selective shops, different products, not too much mainstream !

Thank juergen p
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