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Infiorata Kobe

Infiorata Kobe

Early May

'Kobe Infiorata', a two-day event during Golden Week (beginning of May) in Kobe has the popular tourist spots and roads..

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Keiji Uematsu Exhibition

Keiji Uematsu Exhibition

Mar 13th - May 9th

A special exhibition taking place at the Ashiya City Museum of Art looks at the works of Keiji Uematsu (1947-), an artist who has..

¥700
No Man's Land: The Future of Ceramic Art

No Man's Land: The Future of Ceramic Art

Mar 20th - May 30th

A special exhibition taking place at the Museum of Ceramic Art in Hyogo will look at the future of ceramics through the works of..

¥1,000

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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..

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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 sq. km

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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