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Known as the Japanese center of fashion, Kobe is the best town to enjoy shopping. Large shopping centers and outlet malls are located near the city, where the latest fashion items can be found. There are also many renowned traditional Japanese handicrafts, as well as world-class crafts including metal goods from Miki city, banshuori textiles, Toyooka bags, and Tanbayaki pottery. Many gourmet foods are also available such as Kobe beef, fresh seafood, local sake, and sweets.

Kobe Harborland

Located in Kobe port, Kobe Harborland is a renowned large tourist facility of Kobe. There is a wide variety of more than 200 large specialty stores selling fashion, gourmet, and miscellaneous goods. Shopping while looking out at the seas is recommended.The lighting at night is romantic.



Uonotana Shopping Arcade

The Uonotana Shopping Arcade is a market lined with fresh fish caught in the Seto Inland Sea. In the 350m long arcade there are about 100 stores including mainly fishmongers and seafood. The local area is called ‘Uontana’. At Akashi port auctions are held in the day, and so the market is lined with fish that have just been caught. Akashi bream and Akashi octopus are renowned foodstuff throughout Japan.



Kaban Street

Toyooka city is bag producing district that is renowned throughout Japan. There are many bag producers in the town. In kaban street within the Toyooka city shopping district, Toyooka bags are displayed in the shop windows.There are also bag specialty stores, where you can purchase good quality bags. There are even shops where you can get custom made bags.



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