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.

Things to Do in Hyogo

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The Harima Cycling Paradise

Harima – the new cycling destination of Japan

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden

Outdoor flower garden and ropeway with a view of Kobe

Top 5 Things to Do in Hyogo

Activity guide for Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

The Takedao Abandoned Railway Hike

Hiking through dark tunnels and abandoned train tracks.

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The Harima Cycling Paradise

Harima – the new cycling destination of Japan

Sounds great! I hope I can do this ride someday.

Kobe Chinatown

A Taste of Chinese Culture at the Heart of Kobe

Nice Pic!

Harbourland Kobe

A shopping district with a European aesthetic

Beautiful City!

Cascading Japanese Plum Blossoms

Murakami-tei at Awajishima is open for viewing

Beautiful flowers. Really awesome clicks