#211: Kobe Chinatown (category: Chinatown)
Kobe Chinatown is one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan, along with Yokohama Chinatown (refer to #209) and Nagasaki Chinatown (refer to #210). It is located near the central area of Kobe City (refer to #038), close to the Port of Kobe.
After the port was opened in 1868, many foreigners immigrated into this area and Chinese people developed the town. The Chinatown in Kobe is especially called "Nankin-machi", which used to be the general name of Chinatowns in this country.
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