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Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum (神戸華僑歴史博物館)


Museum / Science Museum

A museum where visitors can learn about the lives and activities of the overseas Chinese who moved to Kobe with the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868. The museum is located a five-minute walk east from the Exit 2 of Minato Motomachi Station on the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line. An unusual facility in that it is operated by overseas Chinese living in Kobe, museum exhibits range from works of art to everyday tools and include rare cultural artefacts, writings, and historical materials. Here visitors can trace the history of exchange between Japanese people and the overseas Chinese who played such a large role in the development of the international trade center that is Kobe, catching a glimpse of the little-known world of overseas Chinese.


Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 3-1-1 KCC Building 2F (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0783313855

10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/29 Learn some overseas Chinese history here
The place is a room on the second floor that is a showcase of tidbits of overseas Chinese history in Kobe using calligraphy, photos, objects, tools of trade, paintings including one that may be an...
Reviewed:2016/06/28 Recall of History
Basically, KCC was situated in an old-styled historical structure along the main road of Kobe seafront. There were many historical photos, records and paintings concerning the commercial history...
Reviewed:2015/10/05 Unexpected Treasure!
Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum is a gem hidden in the midst of the cultural precinct of the Kobe foreshore. We only walked past the foundation stone by chance and we were much richer after the...

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Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kaigandori 3-1-1 KCC Building 2F [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday, Sunday, Public holiday, New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee]
[Junior high school students and older], Over 65]200yen
*There are also Fees for groups etc.
Parking Lot
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Credit Card
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English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of June 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          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.