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Daimaru Kobe

A department store with a classical architecture that fits beautifully into the townscape of the Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe

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The Former Foreign Settlement of Kobe is a chic beautiful neighborhood with many classical buildings. One of the most attractive department stores in this area is Daimaru Kobe. Their building with a “classical but modern design” is in perfect harmony with the surrounding area. Arch corridors and gas streetlights, artfully arranged, provide a lovely and sophisticated atmosphere.

The department store hosts international and Japanese luxury brands as well as offering unique boutiques for the young generations. Thus, the store has been favored by all age customers. Besides clothing, the variety of shops includes home décor, furniture, arts and crafts, galleries, as well as restaurants and cafes. The terrace seating area at the café looks out upon the beautiful streets of Kobe making for a pleasant and relaxed time.

In addition to the main department store, Daimaru branches out into the neighborhood with multiple boutiques. One of them, the Former Foreign Settlement 38-bankan, is a significant historical building, and is home to the world’s leading luxury retail stores.


  • The Former Foreign Settlement 38-bankan is a significant historical building. Many people take a photo in front of this chic building.
  • A variety of shops has been favored by all age customers.
  • Artful illumination in the winter season makes the area special.
  • Foreign tourists can enjoy tax-free shopping. (tax-free counter is set on the 8th floor)
  • Resting in the café’s terrace area is recommended on sunny shopping days.


  • Daimaru Kobe

    Daimaru Kobe

  • Former Foreign Settlement 38-bankan

    Former Foreign Settlement 38-bankan


  • 郭淑玲



Name in Japanese
Postal Code
40 Akashimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Only New Year’s Day
Business Hours
*The hours may vary depending on the shop. Please check the details in the official website.
3 minutes’ walk south from JR Motomachi station or Hanshin Railway Motomachi station. Or right above the Kaigan subway Line at Kyukyoryuchi-Daimarumae station.
Official Website
Official Website (English)