Starbucks, Kobe, Japan from The Coolest Starbucks Stores Around the World Slideshow

The Coolest Starbucks Stores Around the World Slideshow

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Starbucks, Kobe, Japan

It’s not just the trademark green and white exterior that everyone loves at this Kobe, Japan, location. What you may not know is that the building was originally built by Americans in 1907, and was damaged in the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. The owner then sold the building to the city of Kobe, where it was stripped, the materials preserved, and built in its present location. The Starbucks, which opened in 2009, has an Old World coffeehouse charm, with its original 20th-century décor, that’s unlike what you’d expect to find in Japan.