This is a building once used as the Chinese consulate of former Chinese politician Wang Chao-Ming, and is the only Western-style residence to be so full of Oriental flavor. The interior furnishings are all Chinese-made from the Ming to Qing dynasties, with a number of artworks displayed including celadon porcelain and Chinese ink paintings. There are many highlights such as the Western Zhou dynasty Hyakunyu Bunsho, which looks like a prototype of the Japanese Yayoi period dotaku vase, and a pair of dog statues famous as a power spot. The nearest station is Shin-Kobe Station.
Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 2-18-2 [map]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee]550yen
- Parking Lot
- Not available
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Hyogo Main Areas
Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.