Exploring Starbucks Concept Stores in Japan: Kitano, Kobe

Not long time ago, I happened to see a TV show featuring one of the Starbucks stores in Japan having a really nice view located just beside the river and a bridge. Upon checking the Starbucks Japan’s website for more details about it, I learned that there are more stores like these throughout Japan. They call it “Starbucks Concept Stores”, each store has something special either by its location and/or its design. In this post, I’ll be featuring one of these store locations which I personally visited. Here it is. This Starbucks store is located in “Ijin-kan” area in Kitano, Kobe. The term “Ijin-kan” refers to the former residences of