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Tanto Tulip Festival 2024

Tanto Tulip Festival 2024

Apr 10th - Apr 21st

Held in mid to late April since 1992, the Tanto Tulip Festival showcases the beauty of around a million tulips in approximatel..

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Infiorata Kobe 2024

Infiorata Kobe 2024

May 3rd - May 5th

'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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Himeji Castle Festival 2024

Himeji Castle Festival 2024

May 17th - May 19th

The Himeji Castle Festival includes colorful processions of participants dressed in historical costumes, traditional dance performances,..

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Nishimuraya Honkan

Nishimuraya Honkan

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

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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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