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 Infiorata', a two-day event during Golden Week (beginning of May) in Kobe has the popular tourist spots and roads..
A special exhibition taking place at the Ashiya City Museum of Art looks at the works of Keiji Uematsu (1947-), an artist who has..
A special exhibition taking place at the Museum of Ceramic Art in Hyogo will look at the future of ceramics through the works of..