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Uroko-no-ie / Uroko Museumうろこの家・うろこ美術館

Historical Monument

Located in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, Uroko-no-ie was the first Ijinkan (former residences of early foreign settlers) building to be opened to the public and has been designated as a registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. It was built in the settlement as a leased house for foreigners in 1885, and was later moved to its current location. It is called “House of the Scales” because the outer walls are covered with natural slate making it look like fish scales. The building holds a collection of antique furniture which gives a sense of history, as well as works of art, including famous Meissen porcelain and Western paintings. The view from the third floor overlooking the city of Kobe is also a must see.

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place Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 2-20-4
phone 0782426530



Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 2-20-4 [map]



open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults1,050yen, Children200yen
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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.

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