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.
During summer, cheerful sunflowers grow in abundance in various places across Japan. One great place to enjoy them in all their..
A special exhibition at the Kobe Maritime Museum looks at a variety of incredible bottleships, under the theme of "ships that you..
A special exhibition taking place at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art looks at the shared ideals and complementary visions of..