## Kobe's seaside entertainment and shopping nexus
Kobe's Motomachi district is one of the city's most popular, liveliest destinations, full of great eateries and pubs. It is also close to many of the area's biggest tourist attractions and the city's Chinatown.
You can eat your way around Motomachi at the countless restaurants and cafes in the area
Kakyo Rekishi Hakubutsukan provides a comprehensive breakdown of Kobe's international history
Go up Kobe Port Tower to witness the city from another angle
To visit Motomachi, take the JR Kobe line to Motomachi Station, situated in the heart of the area.
Nestled between Nankinmachi—Kobe's Chinatown district—and the foreign settlement area of Kyu-kyoryuchi, which came into being during the 19th century, Kobe's Motomachi is a melting pot of culture, history, and entertainment.
Populated by small and medium-sized restaurants, cafes, and shops, this shopping district is one of the city's major central reality and entertainment hubs.
Situated near the sea, Motomachi is next door to Kobe-ko Chuo Tsutsumi, also known as the Central Dike, the city's main port area. Many of the area's main tourist attractions are located here.
The Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Overseas Chinese History Museum, and Kobe Maritime Museum are all a stone's throw away from Motomachi, making the area an excellent place to explore during a free afternoon.