Motomachi Shopping Street4.2
This shopping street with over 100 years of history stretches from Motomoachi Station to the area near Kobe Station. Among old establishments are numerous headquarters of the confectionary shops well-known across the country. The stained-glass arch over the entrance of the arcade was made by Miura Keiko, glassware artist from Wakayama Prefecture, using a distinctive technique.
Along with clothes and cafes, most prominent are shoes and bags, sold at many different shops in the street. There are also plenty of imported goods, a long tradition since Kobe is one of Japan's first port to open itself to international trade. This is spot is worth a visit to enjoy cafes and shopping when you come to Kobe.
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We guide this spot.
3.03 months ago
Most stores open quite late in the morning. Apart from some ubiquitous shops, a range of specialty products and brands are also offered. Overall feels more like a window shopping experience, as there is nothing particularly attractive to buy.
4.0a month ago
Cute street, trendy pricey stores.
4.03 months ago
Spent a lovely afternoon exploring the shops and cafes here!
4.06 months ago
Great shopping experience here. Casual and relaxing atmosphere.
5.011 months ago
Contrast to the Chinatown across the river, Motomachi is very European styled. Walking here is linked in the middle of a small town in Germany.