・Poletoko: You will start your tour here at a variety store dealing with cute dolls made from natural wood. Many of their designs are based on animals, especially the tapir one is the most popular design among all! Find your favorite one!
・Lotta: A variety store with fashionable interior design. The building itself is even photogenic! They deal with imported knick-knacks from Europe and folks art like artistic Japanese potteries, under the theme of “a shop where you can find your favorite goods for your lifetime”.
・PATISSERIE TOOTH TOOTH: Sweets in Kobe are also cute and photogenic. Of course, it tastes really good, but the way how they plate it is almost artistic! The retro building is also worth paying attention to!
・“Kaigan Biru”: There are many modern skyscrapers in Kobe, but this spot is a building with a history of longer than 100 years! The red gate door is so cute that many fashion magazines shoot their pictures here! Many couples also take photos for their wedding ceremony! The building itself is not just a photo spot but is still used with restaurants and shops in it!
・Sunsetmoon: A variety shop that represents that Kobe has been an international city. They have goods from the Mediterranean countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey. The goods itself are from the Mediterranean countries but they are selected with a Japanese sense of trend!
・“Tsubakuro Zakka-ten”: A shop exhibiting artworks from artists the clerks have chosen carefully. They have retro goods that make you feel a bit nostalgic such as a useful and cute dish and postcards that make you smile!
・Kitano-cho Plaza: There are more than 15 of retro western buildings in the Kitano area. Other buildings in this area are also old and historical which form a beautiful view. Take photos and get in those buildings!
・Kazamidori Hall: One of the iconic buildings of Kobe made from brick. It was build in the early 20th century as a house for Mr. Thomas from Germany when the Kobe Port was opened! There is an exhibition showing the life of Mr. Thomas back then!
・Star Bucks Kitano Ijinkan: It is not just a usual Star Bucks you see in every town. It uses a wooden building which is older than 100 years! The interior design differs between floors and rooms so pick your favorite one to relax and have a cup of coffee!