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The Oriental Hotel is the grande dame of the Kobe hospitality scene, and it has had a long and complicated history. The first generation of the hotel was established by a Dutchman in 1870 at Lot 6 of the Foreign … Continue reading
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Kitano-cho (or Kitano District) 北野町 was an extension of the Kobe Foreign Settlement, in that it was the location of the latter’s residential and consular district. Like the Oura district in Nagasaki, Kitano is nestled at the foot of the … Continue reading
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The Former Foreign Settlement, or Kyu-Kyoryuchi 旧居留地 lies at the very heart of Kobe City, and is also where the city began its history as a major port in Japan. The Foreign Settlement was established post-1868, when Japan was forced … Continue reading
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Now that the book is launched, its time to get back to the Grand Tour of China, Korea and Japan. Our next stop is one of the original 7 treaty ports forced open to trade in the aftermath of US Commodore … Continue reading