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三宮センター街 Sannomiya Center Town

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

Where to go shopping in Kobe

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"Sannomiya center-gai" is a shopping street which stretches on about 550m. It is located along the JR line between Sannomiya and Motomachi stations. 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 the Western culture. Also there are several private all girls’ 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 Japanese clothing stores such as Aquagirl, VICKY and WEGO.

You might wonder why the street does not have any restaurant or café. You might ask yourself “Should I look for another place 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.

Date of post:2015/06/18

The best place for shopping anything!

  • City Walking

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 a two-story building which is uncommon in Japan.

“Sannomiya Center Town” was built 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 many customers every day and even more during holidays because it is very characteristic of Kobe and offers fashionable clothing, handicrafts, sophisticated stationary and Kobe typical good that can only be found there.
There are also big malls like Kobe MARUI, Sannomiya VIVRE, and Sannomiya branch of “UNIQLO”.

Every spring and autumn is held the “Sannomiya Collection” fashion show when one long street becomes a runway.
There is also a big parade through the arcade celebrating the “Day of Goodwill” every year on June 1st.

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