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 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..
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..
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..
By Geoff Day
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..
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..
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 ..
By Nessim Cohen