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Himeji

Himeji

Himeji is Hyogo Prefecture's second largest city by population and has been the center of the historical Harima Province for over a thousand years. It is most famous for its history as a castle town and the location of Himeji Castle, one of Japan's most famous World Heritage Sites. Himeji is..

Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki is an onsen hot spring town located in Hyogo's Toyooka area, centred around a picturesque, willow-lined canal. It is a popular getaway destination for those looking to relax and unwind. The town is famous for its seven famous hot springs, which attracts visitors from across Japan and in..

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Seize the Day

Seize the Day

2018 just blew me away!!That’s what one of my friends said when we proceeded to the Bridge. There was a powerful Ocean Breeze near the coastline of the southern part of Awaji-shima on that day. But you shouldn’t be deterred by this rather..

Miele: Seaside Cafe in Awaji

Miele: Seaside Cafe in Awaji

This cozy café, 'miele', is right beside the main road in Awaji city. It is located right in front of the Seto Inland Sea (Setonaikai), and we could see the islands on the opposite shore clearly. At Miele, you can enjoy healthy food ma..

Awaji Island Onion Beef Burger

Awaji Island Onion Beef Burger

My friends and I took a driving trip around Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. The excursion took us to the most southern tip of the island, which led us to a shop offering award-winning hamburgers at Awaji Island Onion Beef Burger. Awaji Island Onion..

Places to stay

Nishimuraya Honkan in Hyogo Prefecture

Nishimuraya Honkan in Hyogo Prefecture

Set in the rural town of Kinosaki Onsen in Hyogo's northern Tajima area, Nishimuraya Honkan stands out as a traditional and luxurious ryokan. Nishimuraya Honkan treats its guests to an unforgettable experience with the combination of Japanese sup..

Hotel Pearl City Kobe

Hotel Pearl City Kobe

Built on Port Island and very close to Kobe Airport, Hotel Pearl City Kobe is a place where making the guest feel comfortable is top priority. Opening back in 1991 as the first hotel of HMI Hotel Group's now nationwide range of hotels, ..

Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa Kobe

Seaside Hotel Maiko Villa Kobe

It was just a coincidence that we chose this hotel to stay for one night before going to Tokushima. The reason was simple, it was located at the foot of Great Akashi Strait Bridge where we would take a highway bus bound for Tokushima station. At firs..

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Kunjudo

Kunjudo

Located in Gunge on the west coast of Awaji-shima, and only a 2-minute drive away from Izanagi Shrine, lies the 124-year-old incense factory "Kunjudo" (薫寿堂). In the midst of a trip around Awaji-shima, my friends and I decided to pay it a vi..

Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park

Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park

I recently moved to Awaji-shima in Hyogo Prefecture and decided to play tourist and visit the Hokudan Earthquake Memorial Park in Ogura with my colleagues. We had a day to travel around northern Awaji and I took an hour to convince my colleagues to a..

Senko-ji Temple in Awaji-shima

Senko-ji Temple in Awaji-shima

It is said that Mount Sakiyama was the first mountain created by the gods and that Kannon founded the temple there as she took the shape of a boar. It was on a windy winter day when my friends and I set out for Senko-ji Temple on Awaji-shima. It was ..

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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
RegionKansai
IslandHonshu
CapitalKobe
Population5,588,133
Area8,400.90 sq. km

One of Japan’s first international ports, significant foreign influences made Kobe, Hyogo’s 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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