Ijinkan are the Western-style building constructed as housing for Europeans and Americans to live in Japan in Meiji Period. It’s left in Kobe-shi, Yokohama-shi, Hakodate-shi and Nagasaki-shi in Japan.
Foreigner’s housing is left a lot for Kitano-cho Yamamoto street in Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
The building where a weathercock was on a ton sweet-vinegared ginger roof is Kitano’s symbol. In 1980, Kitano-cho Yamamoto street is selected as important preservation district of historic buildings by classification “port town”.
Address: Kitanocho 3-13-3, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo (GoogleMap)
Some images of the man who plays a trumpet and a saxophone are displayed at Kobe Ijinkan. There are a lot of people who sit down on a bench in downtown and take a ceremonial picture together, too.