It is the first ijin-kan opened to the public and a national designated registered cultural property.
The name Uroko House came from the fact that approximately 3000 natural stone slate which covers building’s exterior wall resembles fish scales and it has been familiar by the name.
Inside of the house, in addition to antique furniture and figurines, the luxurious ceramics used by the European royal family are shining brightly.
The adjacent Uroko Museum is a treasure house of pantings.
Mainly modern and contemporary paintings of Europe and Russia are collected. Fine works of well-known painters such as Matisse, Utrillo, Kisling, Buffet, Troyon and Wyeth.
On the third floor, unique watercolor paintings by a Yasui award writer, Masaru Horie from Kobe are exclusively displayed.
It is also popular as an observatory since you can enjoy the whole view of the city of Kobe from there.
|Address||2-20-4 Kitano-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi 6500002|
|Opening hours||April – September 9:30am -6 pm
|Regular holiday||open year round|