Hyogo Prefecture

Kansai region

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About Hyogo
Region:Kansai
Island:Honshu
Capital:Kobe
Population:5,588,133
Area:8,400.90 sq. km

One of Japan’s first international ports, significant foreign influences made Kobe, Hyogo’s capital, a city not like many others in Japan - it has a Chinatown, while many Western-style residences of foreigners during the Meiji Period are still preserved in the Kitano district. Arima Onsen is one of Japan’s oldest hot springs, while the view from Mount Maya is absolutely marvelous.

Outside of Kobe, other tourist spots in Hyogo include the spectacular Himeji Castle and the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Go take in a show by the famous Takarazuka Revue, or if you’re visiting in August, see the dramatic Koshien High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium as well.

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Kobe Central Church

From the south seas to post war Japan

Jazz Statues in Kobe Kitano

Reminders of Kobe's history of jazz music

Shopping For Local Awaji Flavors

Tempting souvenirs at Higashiura Terminal Road Station

Exploring Kitano Ijinkan in Kobe

Tangible traces of European influence in Taisho Japan

Community discussion

Kitano-Tenman Shrine in Kobe

Views over Kobe at the end of Kitano-cho walking trail

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Walk Through Chinatown in Kobe

Red lanterns and fried dumplings near Sannomiya Station

Place of good food in Kobe.

Awaji Hanasajiki Park

A sea of fragrant yellow flowers in spring

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Light-Up of Akashi Strait Bridge

Illumination of the world's longest suspension bridge

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