"This is a Western, Tudor-style home with a row of windows that look out towards the sea.
The tranquil interior is permeated with an atmosphere of profound mystery and is dotted with sculptures including those by Rodin, prints of European artworks, Buddhist images, and other art.
Yamate Hachibankan was originally built as the home of Mr. Samson. The mansion has a distinctive exterior featuring a row of jutting trapezoid windows facing the sea, and was built using the method known as “half-timbering,” in which pillars, beams, diagonals, and other framing members are exposed. The Tudor-style hall also features such elements as an entrance framed with a curving arch of stacked stones. Upon entering this arch-framed doorway, you’ll be greeted with the sight of superb stained-glass artwork. Another notable attraction here is “Saturn’s Chair,” which is said to grant the wish of those who sit in it."
Address2-20-7 Kitano-cho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture