Motomachi is a district of Chûô Ward in Kobe, Japan. It is located between Mount Rokko and the port of Kobe.
It is located adjacent to Nankin-machi (Kobe Chinatown) and Kyo-kyoryuchi (a foreign settlement in the 19th century: there are several buildings from that time, now used as restaurants or coffee shops). Daimaru department store and several boutiques (BVLGARI, Giorgio Armani, Dunhill, etc.) are in Motomachi, as well as a mile-long covered shopping street.
There were many trading companies in Motomachi in the 19th century.
It is also well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, and foreign influence, similar to the Motomachi area in Yokohama, Ginza in Tokyo and Shinsaibashi in Osaka.