Weathercock House

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Weathercock House is a National Important Cultural Property in Kitano area in Kobe city formerly used as a residence of a German trader. The house designed by a German architect in 1904 is impressive with its dark shade of traditional German red bricks and weathercock on the steeple overlooking the town of Kitano. The interior of the house is a display of the lifestyle during olden days. This Western-style building with an exotic mood is now a landmark in Kitano that attracts many visitors every day.

Address
3-13-3 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Contact No.
+81-78-242-3223
Access
Get off at Sannomiya station. Walk for 15 minutes.
Opening Hours / Holidays
9:00-18:00
Closed: first Tuesday on June and February (the next day when it falls on a holiday)
Official Website
http://www.kobe-kazamidori.com/kazamidori/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
Admission fee: 500 yen
Other Information
Pamphlets are available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Korean.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

Beautiful Building Draws Attention

Weathercock House is a beautiful German-style building made of bricks. The weathercock on the steeple overlooking the town of Kobe is the origin of the building’s name. Come and see its magnificent appearance.

Source:pixta

Rooms that Show the Lifestyle of the Time

All of the rooms including the study, living room, kitchen and others project a stately atmosphere of German-traditional style. Each area is fully furnished and meticulously displayed. The whole building shows a fairy-tale atmosphere as if it emerged out of a picture book.

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Shop in the Building

The shop in the building sells original goods of Weathercock House, antique accessories, glass crafts, coasters, German wooden crafts and so on. These retro and exotic items make for good souvenirs.

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Kitano-cho Plaza

The base for sightseeing of Kitano, ”Kitano-cho plaza” is just in front of Weathercock House. It overlooks the town of Kobe for it is located on top of Kitanozaka slope. Next to it is a tourist information center where guide maps and pamphlets of “Ijinkan” (former residences of early foreign settlers) are available. You can see street performances on holidays.

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Kitano Ijinkan District

Ijinkan district is an area where you can see a number of buildings used as residences for foreigners until the 1940s. Those buildings have reconstructed and some are open to visitors to take a tour and others are used as cafes or restaurants. Enjoy looking around these buildings as well as Weathercock House.

Source:pixta

Source:pixta

Starbucks Kobe Kitano Ijinkan

The building for Starbucks Kobe Kitano Ijinkan was originally built in 1907. It was relocated and rebuilt after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. It is now registered as a tangible cultural property. Inside, the building is thoughtfully furnished and offers a special atmosphere you can only feel here.

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Weathercock House

Weathercock House is a National Important Cultural Property in Kitano area in Kobe city formerly used as a residence of a German trader. The house designed by a German architect in 1904 is impressive with its dark shade of traditional German red bricks and weathercock on the steeple overlooking the town of Kitano. The interior of the house is a display of the lifestyle during olden days. This Western-style building with an exotic mood is now a landmark in Kitano that attracts many visitors every day.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:pixta

Beautiful Building Draws Attention

Weathercock House is a beautiful German-style building made of bricks. The weathercock on the steeple overlooking the town of Kobe is the origin of the building’s name. Come and see its magnificent appearance.

Source:pixta

Rooms that Show the Lifestyle of the Time

All of the rooms including the study, living room, kitchen and others project a stately atmosphere of German-traditional style. Each area is fully furnished and meticulously displayed. The whole building shows a fairy-tale atmosphere as if it emerged out of a picture book.

Source:pixta

Shop in the Building

The shop in the building sells original goods of Weathercock House, antique accessories, glass crafts, coasters, German wooden crafts and so on. These retro and exotic items make for good souvenirs.

Source:facebook

Kitano-cho Plaza

The base for sightseeing of Kitano, ”Kitano-cho plaza” is just in front of Weathercock House. It overlooks the town of Kobe for it is located on top of Kitanozaka slope. Next to it is a tourist information center where guide maps and pamphlets of “Ijinkan” (former residences of early foreign settlers) are available. You can see street performances on holidays.

Source:pixta

Kitano Ijinkan District

Ijinkan district is an area where you can see a number of buildings used as residences for foreigners until the 1940s. Those buildings have reconstructed and some are open to visitors to take a tour and others are used as cafes or restaurants. Enjoy looking around these buildings as well as Weathercock House.

Source:pixta

Source:pixta

Starbucks Kobe Kitano Ijinkan

The building for Starbucks Kobe Kitano Ijinkan was originally built in 1907. It was relocated and rebuilt after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. It is now registered as a tangible cultural property. Inside, the building is thoughtfully furnished and offers a special atmosphere you can only feel here.

Source:youtube

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