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Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Oct 25th - Oct 29th

Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival offers beautiful fireworks without the crowds. Check out my favorite spots to watch and enjoy.

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Kobe Sports Park Cosmos Festival

Kobe Sports Park Cosmos Festival

Oct 1st - Oct 31st

Each year, the Kobe Sports Park is home to a cosmos festival that typically runs throughout the month of October. The cosmos hill..

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Riusuke Fukahori Exhibiton: Hyogo

Riusuke Fukahori Exhibiton: Hyogo

Sep 11th - Nov 7th

Riusuke Fukahori is a Nagoya-born contemporary artist who focuses on one specific subject matter in his work: goldfish. He is well-known..

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Nishimuraya Honkan

Nishimuraya Honkan


Nishimuraya Honkan is a traditional and luxurious ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen, Hyogo. The hotel has won numerous awards and continues..


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Zuihoji Park

Zuihoji Park


One of Hyogo Prefecture's best places to enjoy autumn is Zuihoji Park. Located in the Arima Onsen area which is known as one..

Indigo Dyeing Class

Indigo Dyeing Class

Bonson Lam

Indigo, like sake, is transformed by oxygen and fermentation. Find out how its mysterious hues had captivated generations from Samurai..


About Hyogo

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Kobe
Population 5,588,133
Area 8,400.90 km²

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.

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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