Kitano-cho, Part II
Posted on 1 September 2012
Travel Date: 3 November 2010
Location: Kobe city centre, Kitano-cho
Continue from previous post, I visited the two most popular ijinkan in Kitano-cho: the Weathercock House and the Moegi House. It wasn’t really necessary or very worthwhile – I had just too much time to kill here.
Weathercock House 風見鶏の館
Built by G. Thomas in 1909, this red brick building is named after the weathercock on top of its roof – probably the most famous one in Kobe. It’s charging 500Y per entry but the better choice will be getting the Weathercock House + Moegi House combo tickets for only 600Y.
Kazamidori no Tamago 風見鶏のタマゴ
Tabelog info: http://tabelog.com/hyogo/A2801/A280103/28005422/
Located right on top of the information centre (which is just 10 metres away from the Weathercock House), I hopped into Kazamidori no Tamago for some late breakfast. Kazamidori no Tamago means Whethercock’s Egg by the way. Cock and egg, interesting. :P
Moegi House 萌黄の館
Moegi House, also known as Kobayashi Family House or former Sharp’s House, built in 1903 – nothing too special as well, yet a single entry ticket costs 300Y, ouch.
How To Get There
- About 10-15 min walking north from JR Sannomiya Station (三ノ宮駅)