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.

Things to Do in Hyogo

Cities in Hyogo
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Tour of Mount Rokko

Introducing the special Rokko-san tourist pass!

Cafe Kantokotoro in Southern Kobe

Hidden gem near Maiko Station & Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Mount Shosha

The Highest Peak in Himeji

Kobe to Kansai Airport

Ferry, train or bus?

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Izanagi Jingu Shrine

The oldest shrine in Japan

I hope you have a chance to visit there. It's a very nice place!

Cascading Japanese Plum Blossoms

Murakami-tei at Awajishima is open for viewing

wow! beautiful weeping plum

Tour of Mount Rokko

Introducing the special Rokko-san tourist pass!

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Amanohashidate to Kobe by Train

Crossing the Tanba Mountains

This scenic trip takes between 175 and 230 minutes, depending on whether you take the local or limited express train. The cost is between 5480 and 7100 yen. However, holders of the JR Kansai West Pass...