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Kobe Luminarie

Kobe Luminarie

Dec 9th - Dec 18th

Kobe Luminarie is held every year in the first two weeks of December to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995.

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Awaji Highway Oasis Illuminations

Awaji Highway Oasis Illuminations

Nov 19th - Dec 25th

From early November right up until Christmas Day, the Awaji Highway Oasis roadside rest area will feature an impressive 9-meter..

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Nankinmachi Lantern Festival

Nankinmachi Lantern Festival

Dec 9th - Jan 9th

The Nankinmachi Lantern Festival is an annual event that takes place at Kobe's Nankinmachi Square, which is one of the city's..

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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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