Blue Bottle Coffee’s first cafe in Kobe is situated in the former foreign settlement.
The settlement was built for foreigners in 1868 when Japan opened the port of Kobe to foreign countries. Many old western-style buildings still exist and there is a distinct exotic atmosphere in this area. Daimaru Department Store Kobe is located at the entrance to the foreign settlement. High fashion brand stores line up on the ground floor and upper floors are occupied by Kobe’s top companies.
Architect: Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
Project lead: Masami Nakata
Address: 1 Maemachi Chuo-ku, Hyogo,…