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This European-style house was built in 1902 as a trading house on a former foreign settlement and rebuilt in Kitano Town of Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is one of the oldest houses of its kind and once belonged to British noble and adventurer Ben Allison. It is famous for the many mounted and stuffed animal heads hunted by Mr. Allison himself. There’s a 2.5-meter-long stuffed polar bear head, a narwhal with teeth like horns, a moose, and even some endangered species.

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place Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 2-3-21
phone 0120888581



Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kitanochou 2-3-21 [map]



[10/1-3/31]9:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
[4/1-9/30]9:30-18:00(Latest entry17:30)
open everyday

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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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