The report by foreigners

Masani Denki

Founded in Motomachi, Kobe more than 60 years ago, this long-established store specializes in electronics. Everyone in the region refers to us as the "city's electronics center." We won't be beaten by prices of the large stores. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to suggest the most suitable product for each customer. In addition, we also carry appliances made for overseas markets, so please feel free to contact us. All of our staff look forward to your visit.

■The voice by international students
ZHANG Yan(Taiwan)
You'll find watches by Casio, Seiko, Citizen and more, plus a wide array of home appliances like TVs, rice cookers and washing machines.
Most of the products sold in store offer a duty-free exemption for non-Japanese tourists, so you can save that way too.
They also can help in Chinese, so if you have a question feel free to ask the staff members.


MASANI is a duty-free shop for non-Japanese tourists.
The entrance is small, but the inside is vast, holding many different items for sale.
Japanese made wrist-watches, rice-cookers that are recently all the rage in China, Zojirushi thermoses, electronics, cosmetics...
Everything is for sale at a reasonable price. Even Citizen watches are 30% OFF!
They also offer currency exchange services. This is great for when you're low on cash.
This shop is a gem that tourists will definitely not want to miss during their visit to Japan.

▲ We have a lot of products

▲ We also have a wide variety of watches

▲ You can buy electrical appliances at a low price

Masani Denki
■Address1-10-2, Motomachidori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0022, Japan
■Opening Hours10:00~19:00

Internation students who mentioned the impressions this time
ZHANG Yan(Taiwan)
■ My path to studying abroad in Japan
I have liked Japanese anime and drama since middle school, and that has led to my love of Japanese culture. After graduating high school, I made the decision not to go to a Chinese university but to go to a Japanese one instead. Now, I am enjoying a fun and productive life at university in Japan.

■ Current activities
I am passionate about my seminar activities. My research theme is Sino-Japanese relations as seen through Japanese and Chinese joint production films. I am interested in the future of the China-Japan relationship, with its cold political relations but hot economic relations.

■ Things I like about Japan
Japanese people are all friendly and kind. Also, no matter where I go, the scenery is beautiful.
I particularly like Japanese history, so I love historic shrines and castles.

■ My path to studying abroad in Japan
I was born in Suzhou, China, and lived there until I was 19. I began to want to study in Japan since my 2nd year of high school, so I started to study Japanese after graduating. I came to Japan in 2011.

■ Current activities
I am currently really into training pets.

■ Things I like about Japan
I like Japanese deserts.