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三宮センター街Sannomiya Center Town

  • Shopping (Shopping areas)
  • Around Kobe
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Sannomiyacho, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0021, Japan
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Date of post:2015/06/18

Where you can see Kobe Fashion

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Sannomiya center-gai is a shopping street which stretches about 550m. It is located along the JR line between Sannomiya to Motomachi station. It is the major shopping area for locals, especially for young people. It is usually crowded with groups of students who are hanging out after school.

You will find a lot of clothing and fashion accessories stores. Kobe has been famous for female fashion which has been influenced by Western culture as a lot of foreigners resided in Kobe. Also there are several private women’ colleges along the hillside in Kobe, Ashiya to Rokko area. Some characteristics of their fashion, wearing a cardigan on the one-piece dress create an image on Kobe fashion such as “preppy”, “girly” and “chic”. In addition to ZARA and GAP, there are a lot of domestic clothing stores such as Aquagirl, VICKY, (both are female clothing stores) and WEGO (clothing store).

You might be wondering why the street does not have any restaurants and café signboards along the street. You might ask yourself “Should I look for other places to take a break over a cup of coffee?” No need to worry! There are a lot of cafes and restaurants in the building next to the main street. They are Center-plaza and Sanplaza. You would see a lot of restaurants with Japanese style curry and rice, omelet, sobameshi (stir-fried noodles and rice cooked altogether with meats and vegetables), takoyaki, and ramen (in many styles) to name a few.

If you need a map or street directory, drop by Sannomiya HATENA information center which is in front of Junkudo bookstore.

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Date of post:2015/06/18

You will make a new finding if you come here

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This shopping arcade is located in the Sannomiya shopping district area near Sannomiya station, the biggest terminal station in Kobe. It is a 550 meter long arcade and stretches roughly east to west from Flower Road to Koikawa Street. This arcade is two-story building, uncommon in Japan.

It is said that the origin of “Sannomiya Center Town” is the store group built around the area between Sannomiya station and Motomachi station in 1946, immediately after the war.

Flower Road, a 50-meter wide road that stretches south of Sannomiya station, has a flower clock, fountains and sculptures among the trees on its side. On the west of Flower Road, the former foreign settlement stretches out and old western style buildings are currently used as shops and cultural spots. This spacious arcade attracts 100,000 customers per holiday because it overflows with the characteristic of Kobe, and offers fashionable clothing, handicrafts, sophisticated stationaries, nationally famous confectionaries as “Kobe brand”. There are also Kobe MARUI, Sannomiya VIVRE, and Sannomiya branch of “UNIQLO”.

Every spring and autumn, it is held “Sannomiya Collection” which the street of 1-chome, Sannomiya Center Town is modeled after the runway at the fashion show. And it is paraded through the arcade celebrating the “Day of Goodwill” every year on June 1st.

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