Kobe Milk is located right at the entrance to Chinatown (Nankinmachi) in Kobe. The Nankinmachi entrance of the store seems to be more focused on puddings and take-out, while the back of the store (entry on the other side of the block in a little alley) focuses more on ice-cream, and has a small dine-in space.
I loved the attention to detail at this store - the chocolate dipped waffle cone covered in pistachio bits was a nice touch, as was the strawberry plonked on top! Don't forget to take a few shots for Instagram before digging in!
Many people are probably aware that walking while standing/eating is frowned down upon in Japan. While this is mostly true, there are certain areas and times of year where this rule doesn't really apply - think festivals etc. It's quite hard to find seating around Chinatown, especially if you're eating from a food stall, so it's perfectly fine to stand and eat outside. If you're in need of a garbage can, you can return the garbage to the store you purchased the item from without a problem.
Pictured: Strawberry and vanilla swirl soft-serve ice-cream with chocolate dipped waffle cone, covered in pistachio pieces, store signage.
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Suggested access: Motomachi station, Sannomiya station.
Address in English: 〒650-0022 Hyogo, Kobe, Chuo Ward, Motomachidori, 1 Chome−1−1 新元町ビル 1F
Name in Japanese: 神戸ミルクアイス
Address in Japanese: 〒650-0022 兵庫県神戸市中央区元町通１丁目１−1 新元町ビル 1F
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