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Kobe Chinatown in the evening

Kobe Chinatown (Nankin-machi "Nanjing town") (Japanese: 南京町; Simplified Chinese: 南京町) is located in Kobe, Japan. There are over 100 restaurants, shops and a Chinese temple (関帝廟).

Kobe's Chinatown developed as the residential area of Chinese merchants, who settled in Kobe after the city's port had been opened to foreign trade in 1868. At that time, Japan didn't have a peace treaty with China, and so it was not permitted to live in this foreign settlement for Chinese people, so they lived in the designated foreigner residential quarter. That was the beginning of Chinatown. Now there are over 10,000 Chinese people living in Kobe, there are few residents in this Chinatown, as it is in the commercial area of Kobe city.

Kobe Chinatown




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Coordinates: 34°41′17″N 135°11′17″E / 34.68806°N 135.18806°E / 34.68806; 135.18806



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