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Uroko House & Observation gallery

Area:Kitano / ShinKobe
Genre:Sightseeing

First foreign house opened to the public in Kobe. It used to be a luxury rental house for foreigners. The exterior walls are covered in a natural stone called slate which looks like the scales of fish; therefore, it is popularly known as the nickname of “Uroko-no-ie,” (House of the Scales.) Observatory gallery adjacent to Uroko-no-ie exhibits mainly European and Russian modern paintings by Matisse, Utrillo, Kisling, Buffet etc. It offers a panoramic view of Kobe city from third floor.

Location2-20-4 Kitano-cho Chuo-ku Kobe
Telephone0120-888-581
Business hoursApril - September: 9:30 - 18:00 / October - March: 9:30 - 17:00
ClosedOpen year-round
URLhttp://kobe-ijinkan.net/en/

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