The British House Yokohama in the Bluff district of Yokohama was built in 1937 as the British consular residence. The building was designed by the Shanghai branch of the British Office of Works.
The British House Yokohama is now part of the Rose Garden of Minato-no-mieru-oka Park. The roses draw many tourists when they bloom from April to June and again from October to November.
Visitors can wander the dining room as well as guest rooms and the rooms of the consular staff. The first floor hall was used as a venue for salon concerts. From the rose garden there are views out over the ocean.
British House Yokohama
Tel: 045 623 7812
Hours: 9.30am-5.00pm; July & August; 9.30am-6.00pm
Closed: every 4th Wednesday (open if a public holiday) and New Year holidays.
Access: The British House Yokohama is a short walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station on the Minatomirai Line or a 20-minute walk from Ishikawacho Station on the JR Keihin Tohoku Negishi Line.
Other attractions in this area of Yokohama include Christ Church, the Yokohama Foreigners' Cemetery and the Yamate Museum of Tennis.
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