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Former Thomas's House

4.4/5117 Reviews
Historical Architecture

Business Hours

9:00-18:00 (the first Tuesday of each month, closed on the next holiday)

Address

3-13-3 Kitano-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi
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About Former Thomas's House

The Wind Chicken Pavilion is a symbol of the Kitano Hall of Fame and is listed on the list of important cultural properties in Japan. Built in 1909, this small bungalow is home to the German businessman Gothic Fried Thomas. In addition to its sturdy architectural features, its interior is also worth a look. Architects used the art of the early 20th century to make the entire house look luxurious and elegant, yet lively and comfortable.

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  • MINOS94
    5.0

    It is common to see that the wind vane on the roof will be adapted to the direction of the wind because of the shape of the chicken on the roof. And get the name. The red brick-and-wood structure is just across the ramp from the Menghuang Pavilion, where many tourists take pictures. Beiye Tianman Shrine next to it is a good angle to shoot the Wind Seeing Chicken House. It was a well-maintained building during the Meiji period. You can also see many precious old photos, and you can visit them if you are interested.

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    Reviewed on 1550135969000
  • 203****096
    5.0

    Kobe, Japan. Chicken House is popular. Generally speaking, it used to be a private house of German businessmen, with two-storey houses, red exterior walls and wooden spires. Perhaps the reason for its fame is that there is an iron windy chicken on the roof. Make him a landmark building of Kitano Alien Hall.

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    Reviewed on 1530448586000
  • 泉水家的小玉
    5.0

    Take the Kobe city tour bus city loop to the Beiye Exotic Hall, climb up the slope, opposite the square is the Wind Seeing Chicken Hall, which is the symbol of the Beiye Exotic Hall. There are many tourists and delicious ice cream along the way!

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    Reviewed on 1526286027000
  • WaNG4649
    5.0

    The popular chicken house is a landmark building on the street of the Alien House. It used to be the residence of a German businessman. Apart from Western architecture, it was well-maintained during the Meiji period. You can also see many precious old photos. If you are interested, you can visit the tickets between 500 and 650. It closes at 4:00 p.m.

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    Reviewed on 1507612680000
  • 诗道芬-因-布赖施高周处
    5.0

    The Chicken House of Wind View is the residence of former German businessmen. It is named for the wind vane of the chicken shape on its roof. Climb up the shrine on the back hill and see it more beautiful! ___________

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    Reviewed on 1461332632000
  • E03****23
    5.0

    Popular Chicken House is the symbol of the Alien Hall. There are many precious old photographs. The appearance is gorgeous, tickets need to be given, and the interior decoration is quite thoughtful. It is the residence of a German businessman who lived in Kobe during the Meiji Period.

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    Reviewed on 1520597876000
  • 小王紫
    5.0

    Chicken House is popular. Because its roof is triangular, it is called the Chicken House. It's very famous here. You can see red brick walls from a long distance. It looks luxurious. The interior is also very delicate. The furniture on display is also very nice. It is worth recommending.

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    Reviewed on 1505107946000
  • E24****754
    5.0

    Very Western style of a building, but also more European style, feeling, like a villa, can be seen from afar, but also on a hillside and a half. Photographs are still beautiful.

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    Reviewed on 1516714263000
  • E24****218
    5.0

    A building with Western culture, and can be seen in the distance is also very famous in the local building, like a villa, in his head is a chicken, too moving with the wind.

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    Reviewed on 1506005381000
  • E24****237
    5.0

    See a very striking building, and the color fee is very conspicuous that kind of building, the red is here a very Western style building inside can also be visited.

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    Reviewed on 1506007446000
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