Style / Fashion Spots in Kobe / Arima / Akashi Area

  • Kung Lung
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Sakaemachidori 2-9-11
    This general goods and souvenir shop is located in “Nankinmachi,” Kobe's Chinatown. It features many China-themed fashion goods. You'll find kung fu uniforms in all sizes, People's Liberation Army uniforms, replica air force helmets, People's Liberation bags, and an assortment of other items that are hard to obtain in Japan. From T-shirts to nunchucks and authentic feng shui goods, this shop is popular with tourists looking for souvenirs. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.

    4月中旬九州からの観光客として初来店しました。屋号の読み方は「こんろん」。昨年秋の神戸見物では「探したけれど・・・」に終わったため、今回はリベンジ。少しウロウロしただけでついに発見。ナント、私が3年前から行きつけにしている喫茶店「しゅみ」のすぐすぐ近くでした。南京西路から海龍街に折れてすぐのテイシンビルの1F。店舗の2F部分(日除けの上方)にブルース・リーの大きな画が飾られていました。次回からは楽...

  • NAIFS
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Motoyamakitamachi 3-6-2
    NAIFS is a variety shop, which is popular with women. It sells daily goods and clothes which the owner traveled around the world to purchase. In the shop, it is crowded with colorful items ranging from Asian variety goods including Vietnamese, Thai and Indian to crockery from northern Europe. There is, particularly, a full range of crockery and kitchen items. Some items from overseas are recreated for easy use to suit the Japanese lifestyle. It sells a range of items not only to display and look at but also to be used in daily life. The closest stations are Okamoto Station and Settsu-Motoyama Station.

    地元の方に愛されている老舗の雑貨店でしたよ。 アジア各国から集めた日用品や食器を手ごろな価格で購入できましたよ!!

  • mano
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Nakayamatedori 2-18-11F
    A shop carrying knickknacks from Mexico and other Central and South American countries. The shop is filled with colorful, distinctive knickknacks from Central and South America, such as misanga bracelets, animal statuettes, and crosses painted in eye-catching colors completely unlike anything from European nations. The shop also carries a large number of colorful skeleton and skull decorations connected to Mexico's great Day of the Dead celebration, as well as cute clothing accented with gorgeous Mexican embroidery in flower and other patterns.
  • BROOCH
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-11-8 Roggatsu Building 1F
    A brooch themed select boutique. The shop is filled with brooches created by Japanese designers as well as antique brooches from around the world. Here you'll find all manner of broaches, including ceramic, glass, bead, resin, embroidered, and more. The shop's handmade designs are produced by over 40 designers. The shop also sells bags, accessories, dresses, and other apparel which will look perfect with a brooch.
  • Kakimoto Shoten
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Motomachikoukadori 3-217
    A long-standing shoe store located in the Motomachi Koka-dori Shopping Street in Chuo Ward, Kobe City. Specializing in the famous shoe brand Converse, the store is widely known as a mecca for Converse lovers. Although small in size, the shop is packed from floor to ceiling with some 4,000 to 5,000 pairs of shoes. The shop carries many vintage products and rare models only sold for a limited period of time and is accordingly visited by Converse fans not only from across Japan but around the world.
  • Ai Monasteri Kobe Shop
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-5-10 Kamei Building 1F101
    A beauty and cosmetics shop located northeast of Motomachi Station a two-minute walk from Motomachi Station or a three-minute walk from Sannomiya Station. Ai Monasteri was established in Rome in 1894, by Dr. Umberto Nardi, a man who held degrees in biology and medicinal herbology and, combined with knowledge passed down through Italy's monasteries, developed numerous herb-based products. This location in Kobe is the only Ai Monasteri shop in Japan. The shop sells royal jelly soap, rose face lotion based on a monasterial recipe, and Colonia, a perfume which won an award at an international exhibition in Paris and one of the company's top products.
  • Chesty
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    Hyogo Kobe-shi Chuo-ku Edomachi 98-1 Higashimachi Edomachi Building 1F
    "An apparel shop located in Edo-machi, Chuo Ward, Kobe City. The only shop where you can buy Chesty, a fashion brand produced by Junko Ogawa, the shop sells clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories designed based on the theme of ""a dazzling and elegant wardrobe for the adult woman in her 30s."""
  • ONE WAY
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-11-15
    This is a miscellaneous goods store in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, offering mainly postcards and stationery. There are a great many postcards in particular, with stylish designs by artists local and international. It is a popular spot to buy something for oneself or as a gift, from original diaries to imported stationery to Western books.
  • Russian goods Irie no Hotori
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Yamamotodori 2-9-15
    Located in Yamamoto-dori in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture is this Russian goods store with its hard to miss, colorfully decorated shop window. Lining the shelves and drawers of this shop are hundreds of different kinds of matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls). Works of art from artists not normally found in Japan are also on sale here. And they sell lots of other items that shopkeepers themselves purchase, such as a diverse range of dishes and kitchen utensils, accessories, old badges, and handicrafts. Medovukha, a Russian honey-based alcoholic beverage and also sold here, is easy to drink even for women who are not regular drinkers.
  • Tofuku Nankin-Machi Main Store
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Sakaemachidori 2-8-9
    A Chinese gift store located in Nankinmachi, the Chinatown of Kobe, handling a wide range of items including souvenirs, as well as kitchen utensils, items and ingredients used for cooking Chinese food. They also sell Chinese food stuff which is hard to get hold of in Japan. Their many varieties of the traditional mooncake are very popular. The blooming tea, which consists of flowers that open when hot water is poured on to them, is also extremely popular. The store has a similar feel to a large supermarket and is easy for tourists to wander around. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.
  • Rollo
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-12-71F
    Rollo is a handicraft store located on Kitanagasa-dori Street in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, which mainly sells European antique buttons from 1950 to the 1970’s. The shop is an amalgamation of the fabric store RolloStock and the handicraft store gor, which coincided with a move in February 2017. If you love handmade goods then this is the shop for you with lots of colorful buttons that look like sweets, fabrics, charms, and ribbons, etc.
  • EAVUS
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-6-1 Kobe Harborland umie mosaic 2F-30
    EAVUS is a bag store situated on the second floor of the large shopping mall Kobe Harborland umie MOSAIC about a ten-minute walk from JR Kobe Station. Pronounced “ar-vus”, the store sells original bag brands from Kobe using different kinds of materials to suit the design and use such as leather, linen from overseas, and cotton. The store sells lots of stylish unisex products designed for both ladies as well as men for everyday use.
  • minima
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 3-12-8 Assigned building 1F
    Minima is located about six minutes on foot from JR Motomachi Station. This is a select shop for girls in Kobe Torwest. The store has a stylish white exterior surrounded by many trees, and many women who like the cute items come to visit. The shop sells cute clothes and there are also miscellaneous goods selected from Japan and overseas. There are a lot of possibilities for mixing and matching among this clothing, and there is also such as minima original clothing and accessories to match. Accessories such as blouses and earrings with graphic designs which cannot be ignored are very popular.
  • BLUE BLUE KOBE
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 6 Jianlong Building II
    This is a select shop with an impressive blue window frame located in the Former Foreign Settlement in Kobe, about a nine-minute walk from Motomachi Station on the JR Kobe Line. There is a Hollywood Ranch Market sister store located in Daikanyama. They sell unisex casual wear and miscellaneous goods focusing on original items. The store brings to mind the port town, Kobe which is associated with Marine—there are also many fans of the marine inspired items which targets the tastes of adults and which have indigo and blue as their keynote colors.
  • TANDEY
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Sakaemachidori 2- 2- Nitto Bldg. 1F
    TANDEY is a bag brand which began in Kobe and has become popular based on the concept of “a simple bag which can be used for a long time”. The appeal with these bags is that you can custom order a bag to your liking while discussing such things as the color, lining of the canvas or leather and the design. Their bags which are carefully cut and sewn piece by piece by the craftsperson are articles of rare beauty, the charm of which increases with use. It is also popular as a souvenir of Kobe. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.
  • Jewelry Showbi
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanagasadori 2-4-1
    A jewelry store right next to Hankyu Sannnomiya Station, you can find original and order-made gems at this popular shop. Because overseas manufacturers are part of the group, you'll find many accessories with rare designs that you won't see elsewhere in the country. With a host of fresh, unique, and affordable designs, even connoisseurs will find something to satisfy them. The order-made wedding rings are especially popular.
  • COULEUR VARIE Kobe Motomachi Store
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Motomachidori 2-1-9
    This is a specialty shoe and bag store located in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Known as the “town of shoes” in Kobe, this shop sells shoes with comfortable designs and can be washed if they get dirty. The order-made shoes and bags are also popular, and customers can choose their preferred colors. In addition to items for ladies, men’s and kids’ products are available as well, so couples and families can coordinate styles.
  • De La Nature
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Sakaemachidori 2-1-1
    This general goods store is on Sakaemachi-dori Street in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is well-known among locals who like variety shops, and it is filled with a variety of goods that the owner bought in France and other European countries. Several items only have one copy available. From kitchenware to utensils, toiletries, foliage plants, buttons, and more, you’ll find plenty of items meant to help create a natural and comfortable environment. The stylish “Marche baskets,” designed in France and produced in Morocco, are one of the shop’s standard items and come in many colors and designs.
  • H.P.FRANCE
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 3-1-5 Coast Building 1F
    This boutique is located on the first floor of the “Kaigan Building,” which was built in the Meiji period and has been designated a “Registered Tangible Cultural Property.” It operates on the theme “Live in Kobe in ‘interior art mode’ with your family or significant other.” There are many unique and refined items created by European designers available. In addition to accessories, utensils, and other general goods, there’s clothing as well. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.
  • mature
    Style / Fashion
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 3-1-5 Coast Building 2F
    This boutique is located on the second floor of the “Kaigan Building,” which was built in the Meiji period and has been designated a “Registered Tangible Cultural Property.” A specialty hat shop founded in Kobe, the shop's brand, “mature ha.”, is based on the idea of enjoying a lifestyle in which you can wear hats that suit you. There are bags, shoes, and other products available in addition to hats. The materials and feel of the products are meticulously chosen, and many hats feature simple designs that are easy to coordinate with your outfits. The closest station is Motomachi Station.

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Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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