Things to Do in Hyogo

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If you're visiting Hyogo, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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The Ruins of Takeda Castle

Built in 1441 on the summit of a 1,000-foot mountain, the ruins of Takeda Castle cover an area a quarter of a mile in length and more than 300 feet in width.

Himeji Castle

The most visited castle in Japan, Himeji Castle, nicknamed the “White Heron” has been standing proudly on top of a hill called Himeyama for 400 years.

Shin-Kobe Ropeway

Shin-Kobe Ropeway transports tourists, who alighted from modern age bullet trains, to deeply scenic Nunobiki Herb Gardens in 3 minutes flat.

Harbourland Kobe

Kobe Harborland or Harbourland is the place to go for all your shopping and dining needs. It is magical day and night and is close to Hotel Crown Palais Kobe.

Ikuta Shrine and Garden

Founded in the 3rd century by Empress Jingu, the shrine is dedicated to the Goddess Wakahirume-no-Mikoto, who is the spirit of the sun goddess Amaterasu-Omikami. It suffered from many disasters throughout history but has been reconstructed each time, and today it is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. 

Kinosaki Onsen

Just a short train trip away from Kyoto or Osaka one can find Kinosaki Onsen, a peaceful, serene town surrounded by mountains and the sea.