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UCC Coffee Museum

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Address: 6-6-2,Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0046, Hyogo Prefecture
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The coffee museum was one of the few things to do in the area, other than visit Ikea. The coffee was excellent but expensive. It's not a bad place to sit and read, if you've got... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The coffee museum was one of the few things to do in the area, other than visit Ikea. The coffee was excellent but expensive. It's not a bad place to sit and read, if you've got nothing to do.

Thank Hurricanecoco
Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a coffee museum found by the Japanese coffee maker, UCC.You know, this introduces the histrory of the coffee, coffee plant to manufacture the merchandice. Well, we can try to taste. I can taste two kind of the coffee. The one is extracted by hot water, the other is extracted by cold water.Actually,I don't know the latter. I prefered... More 

Thank Tomohiro M
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

If you like coffee a lot and want to know more about it's introduction to Japan (along with some history of the coffee-in-a-can phenomenon) then this place will be interesting for you. Personally, I thought the tour and explanation of where coffee beans come from, how they are processed and extracted was fine. If you were really a coffee snob... More 

Thank veryexpert
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I wish I could remember what on earth made me decide to enter a coffee museum , on top of that one owned by an active coffee com'pany. It is not as if coffee has became a rare commodity,specially not in Japan. So, let's say, I had a moment of temporary insanity which regretfully did not last long enough to... More 

1 Thank Rob M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is located in a remote area where you have to take their portliner to reach the place. It looks dull from the outside but it's a gem on the inside! A 300 yen, which is cheaper than what it stated on the website, consists of the admission, a coffee tasting session and a quiz at the end of... More 

1 Thank Ray X
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Travelled all the way to kobe from osaka after reading some of the reviews given. Was kinda disappointed with the museum - limited info in English (not sure abt the Japanese ones since I can't read any of them). Most displays were supported only with Jap narratives. The museum provided Eng Audio but the information given via audio was limited.... More 

Thank Serene T
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This place has a good interior design. There's a lot of detail of the UCC coffee company history and a lot of coffee related stuffs. Plus, there will be a free taste of pure coffee after you've entered the museum. As a coffee lover, this place is perfect for you.

Thank Penguinov
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

You can take the Portliner and alight at Minami Koen station which is the nearest station. You can see the UCC coffee museum from the station. Just 1 minute walk away from the station. I went there in late afternoon around 4pm which its exhibits closed around 5pm and its coffee tasting corner had closed by then. It's a pity... More 

1 Thank Bigfoot27
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Just around the corner to where I was staying at Kobe Portopia Hotel, this place is easily accessible via a short walk from the Shimin Hiroba station. Open from 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays), the entry fee of ¥300 is small price to pay to learn the history of coffee including having free tasting of 2 tiny cups of light coffee.... More 

2 Thank Duke_Singapore
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Great place on Port Island. Good historical moments preserved.Also go around the park and walkways around this building.


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