Kobe Kitano Museum2.0
"Kobe Kitano Museum of Art" uses a historic building of former US Consulate built in 1898. It was constructed in 1898 as a foreign residence, and used as the US Consulate after World WarⅡuntil 1978. Since 1996, a year after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck, it has operated as Kobe Kitano Art Museum.
Ten years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Kitano District of Kobe and Montmartre District of Paris signed a friendship agreement. Two districts share many specific characteristics in common such as their locations up on a hill and residential areas perfectly harmonized with tourist spots fascinating many tourists. Both districts will deepen the cultural exchange by knowing each other’s history and attractive features, mutually stimulating and promoting the districts’ development.
Today, it holds “Painters of Montmartre – Kobe Kitano and Paris Montmartre’s Friendship Exhibition.” It exhibits historical items of Kobe Kitano and about first government-owned olive grove.
Kitano Museum that serves as offices of Kitano-Yamamoto Historical Landmark Preservation Commission and International Olive Academy Kobe introduces you the history and culture of Kitano District and the works of artists from Paris’ Montmartre District.
The museum also offers a cafe serving sweets and a museum shop selling original goods.
ADDRESS 2-9-6 Kitano-cho Chuo-ku Kobe
ADMISSION Adults: 500 YEN，Child: 300 YEN
CLOSED The 3rd Tuesday of every month
-a 10-min walk from Shin-Kobe Station
-a 15-min walk from Sannomiya Station
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 24.9km) Google Transit