Kazamidori Mansion

Historical Monument
Designated as a national Important Cultural Property of Japan, Kazamidori Mansion is a former residence of Gottfried Thomas and the only brick building left standing in the former foreign settlement area in the Kitano and Yamamoto districts. The weathercock standing on top of this austere building is very well known. Located about 15 minutes on foot from Sannomiya Station on the JR, Hankyu, Hanshin and Subway lines.

Spot details

Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-13-3
9:00-18:00(Last entry17:45)
June./Feb.'S 1st Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] Adults 500yen (650yen for Kazamidori-no-Yakata and Moegi-no-Yakata, 450yen for City Loop 1Sunday ticket holders)
* High school students and under, 65 and over Kobe citizens, people with disabilities (certification required) Free
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Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (Only the 1st floor can be visited by elevator)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Merchant’s house
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.09.22
    Wonderful example of 1900’s European living in Kobe. Certainly worth taking a walk around inside to see how they lived back then
  • A lovely touch of Bavaria in Kobe
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.07.26
    The Weathercock Mansion was built in 1909 by Godfried Thomas, a German trader, as his personal residence. The interior design fuses traditional German style and Art Nouveau. It is a beautiful...
  • back 150 years ago
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.07.31
    if you love modern history then kitano is the right place. there are many well maintained 100 years old historical building. all have an history to tell. but need walk a lot.

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