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The Kansai Region Sights

Eikoku-kan (English House)

  • 2–3–16 Kitano-dori Map It
  • Chūō-ku
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 09/20/2013

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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.

Sight Information


2–3–16 Kitano-dori, Kōbe, Hyōgo-ken, 650-0003, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥700
  • Museum daily 9–5; pub daily 5 pm–1 am

Updated 09/20/2013


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