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Kaki tie was fascinating. He had excellent paintings and we enjoyed them. The museum gave a good overview of Kobe's history especially the western settlement and the opening of the port. However being Kobe's museum we expected a more comprehensive coverage of everything that represents...More
Interesting museum detailing Japan and Kobe's history of interaction with other cultures, from ancient artifacts through more modern objects from the mid-1800s on. Also some fascinating artwork showing the intersection of Japanese and Western technique. English signage is quite good, and the building itself is...More
I visited this museum as part of my day with a local Goodwill volunteer guide and it was wonderful. It was a very slow day and we were treated to a personal tour led by a staff member and two docents; indeed they were so...More
The building, which was built in 1935, immitated an anciant Greek's style, is amazing and magnificent. This building used to be a bank's and was designated as Registerd tangible cultural property in 1996. This area used to be the center of Kobe when Kobe port...More
Don't miss this museum. Its very central and only a 10-12 minute walk from the Sannomya central JR railway station. The permanent exhibitions deal with the city's history and in particular with the international cultural, social and business that Kobe has been noted forThere are...More
Its a :" the journey is more imp than destination" kind of a place... the trek is beautiful...sort of reminds you of a movie set... when you start the trek its so green and lovely that its hard to imagine that its so close to...More