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Undokai World Cup

Undokai World Cup

Early Nov

Are you planning a trip to Kansai this September? Come join Undokai World Cup! Held off the coast of Osaka on Awaji Island, Undokai..

Awaji Island 1 ¥2,500
Denmark Design

Denmark Design

Sep 19th - Nov 8th

A Danish Design exhibition is taking place at the Kobe Fashion Museum until November 8th 2020, and will showcase around 200 items..

Kobe Fashion Museum 2 ¥1,000
Bisen Fukuda Exhibition

Bisen Fukuda Exhibition

Oct 10th - Nov 15th

Bisen Fukuda was a Japanese painter, most well-renowned for his landscape art pieces. A special exhibition at the Himeji City Museum..

Himeji City Museum of Art ¥800

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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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