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Shichiro Imatake Exhibition

Shichiro Imatake Exhibition

Oct 10th - Dec 6th

Shichiro Imatake (1905 - 2000) was a Japanese graphic designer, and was often referred to as the father of modern Japanese design...

¥1,000
Tadanori Yokoo's State of Emergency

Tadanori Yokoo's State of Emergency

Sep 19th - Dec 20th

2020 has been a wild year, and Tadanori Yokoo's State of Emergency exhibition at the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art..

5 ¥700
Tonbotama Exhibition 2020

Tonbotama Exhibition 2020

Oct 10th - Jan 5th

The Tonbotama Exhibition 2020 is a special event taking place at the Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum until January 5, 2021. The exhibition..

2 ¥400

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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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