One of Japan’s first international ports, significant foreign influences made Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture’s (兵庫県, Hyōgo-ken) 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.
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.
Kobe Luminarie is held every year in the first two weeks of December to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995.
From early November right up until Christmas Day, the Awaji Highway Oasis roadside rest area will feature an impressive 9-meter..
The Nankinmachi Lantern Festival is an annual event that takes place at Kobe's Nankinmachi Square, which is one of the city's..
Nishimuraya Honkan is a traditional and luxurious ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen, Hyogo. The hotel has won numerous awards and continues..