Located at the foot of the Rokko mountains, Kitano Ijinkan - also known as Kitano-chō - is a historic landmark in Kobe that features early foreign residences from the late 19th century. Visitors to Kitano Ijinkan can witness several mansions, consulates, gardens and museums, as well as a number of restaurants, boutiques and religious places of worship. The old fashioned interiors of the houses and mansion reflect classic Western design elements and exude an ambience that is reminiscent of a bygone era. The Former Chinese Consulate and the garden of England House are perhaps the two most popular spots in Ijinkan and showcase several century-old pieces of art.
Tickets vary in price and may range from ¥300 to ¥700 per person, depending on the building.
Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children
The England House, Yokan Nagaya (France House), Ben's House, Platon Decorative Arts Museum (Italian House), Former Chinese Consulate, Kitano Foreigners Association, Yamate Hachibankan, Uroko House and Uroko Museum, and the Dutch Museum and Fragrance House
Though a prayer room designated for Muslim guests might be unavailable, there are a number of Mosques found within Kitano Ijinkan. It is also possible to enquire the locals for a private area that can be used during prayer times.
Restaurants at Kitano Ijinkan might not serve Halal food; it is advisable to check with the staff about the availability of Halal food. Else, visitors may also visit some of the Halal restaurants that are located in the city of Kobe that serve a wide range of Halal cuisine.