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Kazamidori Mansion (風見鶏の館)


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.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-13-3 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0782423223

9:00-18:00(Latest entry17:45)

Review of Kazamidori no Yakata

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/22 Merchant’s house
Wonderful example of 1900’s European living in Kobe. Certainly worth taking a walk around inside to see how they lived back then
Reviewed:2018/07/26 A lovely touch of Bavaria in Kobe
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...
Reviewed:2017/07/31 back 150 years ago
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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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 3-13-3 [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
9:00-18:00(Latest entry17:45)
6/Feb. 1st February (The next day for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] Adults500yen (Former Thomas House/Moegi House 2 ticket 650yen, City Loop 1 Sunday ticket bring 450yen)
* High School Students and below, Over 65 Kobe citizens, people with disabilities (certification required) Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
* Available only at the shop in the hall
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.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo 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.