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Kitano Meister Garden

A building in which workshop studios are gathered, where you can enjoy various hands-on experiences crafting lovely accessories and foodstuffs.

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Various workshop studios, commercial complex

Kitano Meister Garden is a workshop based tourist attraction, founded in 1998 by renovating the former Kitano Elementary School building. The retro-modern building houses about 20 businesses.

Shops that carry confectionery and souvenirs of Kobe line the first floor, and take-aways of popular Kobe Beef croquette and Buta-man (steamed pork bun) are also available.
There are over 60 different workshop studios where you can experience handcrafting, as well as shops with knick-knacks and accessories unique to Kobe, and a café where you can relax on the second floor.

While shopping is fun, we encourage trying various hands-on experiences that are offered here during your visit. The experience making things such as Niku-man (steamed meat bun), replica food-models, small leather goods and accessories is likely to become a lovely lasting memory of the trip.

Highlights

  • There are workshop studios of various types inside the building where you can create original goods.
  • Popular among foreign tourists, and experiences making replica food-models are also available.
  • You can watch the craftsman’s skills up-close.
  • Inside, the building has a retro and fashionable atmosphere that makes you want to take a picture.
  • Free entry.

Photos

  • The exterior

    The exterior

  • The first floor hallway

    The first floor hallway

  • The second floor hallway

    The second floor hallway

  • The second floor gallery

    The second floor gallery

  • The chandelier at the auditorium entrance

    The chandelier at the auditorium entrance

  • 	The finished products from the handcrafting experience

    The finished products from the handcrafting experience

  • Hyper-realistic replica food-model making

    Hyper-realistic replica food-model making

  • Replica food-model making

    Replica food-model making

  • You can craft various works of art

    You can craft various works of art

Reviews

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  • 林淑麗

    舊北野小學校改建為手作商場,很多手作體驗跟雜貨販售,也有伴手禮可以購買

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Details

Name in Japanese
北野工房のまち
Postal Code
650-0004
Address
Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Telephone
078-221-6868
Admission
Free
Closed days
New Year’s holiday and irregular holidays
Business hours
10:00am-6:00pm
Access
About 12 minutes on foot from Sannomiya Station, all train lines
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)