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Kobe

Kobe

Kobe is the fifth-largest city in Japan and the capital of Hyogo Prefecture. Its long history as a port city, concentration o...

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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 ...

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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...

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Awajishima

Awajishima

Awaji Island in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea is known for traditional puppet theater. The Awaji ningyō jōruri troupe performs at A...

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Kobe Sports Park Cosmos Festival

Kobe Sports Park Cosmos Festival

Kim

Each year, the Kobe Sports Park is home to a cosmos festival that typically runs throughout the month of October. The cosmos ...

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Undokai World Cup

Undokai World Cup

Maddi Ryan

Are you planning a trip to Kansai this September? Come join Undokai World Cup! Held off the coast of Osaka on Awaji Island, U...

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Nankinmachi Lantern Festival

Nankinmachi Lantern Festival

Kim

The Nankinmachi Lantern Festival is an annual event that takes place at Kobe's Nankinmachi Square, which is one of the city's...

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Arima Hot Spring 7

Arima Hot Spring

Lily

Arima hot spring in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the top three oldest hot springs in Japan. Its relatively small size, b...

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Ako: A Seaside Retreat

Ako: A Seaside Retreat

Tom Fay

Nestling on the peaceful shores of the Seto Inland Sea, Ako is a small city with a rich history, rising to prominence from th...

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Zuihoji Park

Zuihoji Park

Kim

One of Hyogo Prefecture's best places to enjoy autumn is Zuihoji Park. Located in the Arima Onsen area which is known as one ...

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Poppy Season at Awaji Hanasajiki

Poppy Season at Awaji Hanasajiki

Kim

From the mid-April to mid-May timeframe, Awaji Hanasajiki Prefectural Park in Hyogo is filled with thousands of Icelandic pop...

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About Hyogo

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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