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Eikoku-kan (English House)

Eikoku-kan (English House) Review

This typically old-fashioned Western house (pronounced "eh-ee-ko koo-kan") was constructed in 1907 by an Englishman named Baker and served as a makeshift hospital during World War II. Now it's a house museum by day and an English pub by night. Antique baroque and Victorian furnishings dominate the interior, there are several downstairs bars, and, as if belonging to a decadent member of the royal family, a bottle of champagne rests in the bathtub. A classic black Jaguar in the driveway and an enormous moose head on the wall complete the English atmosphere.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2–3–16 Kitano-dori, Chūō-ku, Kōbe, Hyōgo-ken 650-0003 | Map It
  • Phone: 078/241–2338
  • Cost: ¥700
  • Hours: Museum daily 9–5; pub daily 5 pm–1 am
  • Location: Kitano-cho
Updated: 09-20-2013

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