Nishinomiya Travel Guide

  • Kannoji Temple
    Kannoji Temple
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  • Behind Kannoji Temple
    Behind Kannoji Temple
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  • Below Jurinji Temple
    Below Jurinji Temple
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    Kabutoyama Forest Park 3 more images

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 3, 2011

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    Kabutoyama Forest Park is located on Mount Kabutoyama around Kannoji Temple and across from Kitayama Reservoir. It is a nice place to go to get away from the city, especially for those in Osaka or Kobe. The area is mostly forested and there are trails around. Kannoji Temple offers a bit of sightseeing and Jurinji Temple is also not far. Overall the area is nice and there are some great views of the city below from the mountain.

    Entrance is free.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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    by Rabbityama Updated Oct 3, 2011

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    Nishinomiya Shrine is the head shrine of the Ebisu sect of Shintoism. The shrine's Ebisu Festival is very famous in the area, although I did not go to that. The shrine grounds are pretty large and include a nice pond with bridges that are nice to stroll about.

    Entrance is free.

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    • Religious Travel
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    by Rabbityama Written Oct 3, 2011

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    Hirota Shrine is a very old shrine. It was given mention in the Nihon-Shoki, one of Japan's oldest historical texts. During the Heian Period it was designated as one of the nation's top 22 shrines. The Heian court made annual offerings here. The shrine was once known as Nishinomiya Shrine, and it is from this that the city got its name.

    Entrance is free.

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    • Architecture
    • Budget Travel

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Nishinomiya Restaurants

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    Goo

    by Eiji Updated Aug 9, 2007

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    This restaurant is Japanese pub house. Raw sea fish , we call Sashimi, is very fresh and tasty. Taste of food is very good. We can drink various Japanese local Sake, and Shouchuu. We often go to this restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Sashimi
    Japanese food

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    Tapa Tapa Tapas

    by Eiji Updated Jul 15, 2007

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    This restaurant is Spanish Tapas bar. We can have Tapas with wine. We often go to this restaurant. Tapas is tasty.

    Favorite Dish: Tapas
    Paella
    Ajillo
    Spanish omlette
    Jamon Iberico
    Grilled lambchop
    Tarto

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    by Namazu Written Feb 19, 2004

    Udon, soba, donburi
    This is the best place for a quick cheapish meal in Kitaguchi. Tiny, friendly. There are only a few tables and several bar seats. During lunch time it's pretty common to share your table with stranges.
    The owner is super friendly, but enjoys speaking unintelligible Kansai-ben.

    Favorite Dish: I am a huge fan of the slimey soups "torimi." They add starch to the soup to thicken it... not for everyone.
    I love the Champon Udon, thick soup full of various sea critters and udon.
    The Curry Udon here can be really spicy, be careful.
    I haven't had the Tempura Donburi but it looks fantastic.

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Nishinomiya Transportation

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    Hanshin Nishinomiya Station

    by Rabbityama Written Oct 2, 2011

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    Because Nishinomiya is situated between the two major cities of Osaka and Kobe, it is well-connected by train. Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Railway, and JR Railway all have stops in Nishinomiya.

    Hanshin Railway's main stop in Nishinomiya Station. For those going to see the Hanshin Tigers, Koshien Station (the nearest station) is on the Hanshin Line.

    Hankyu Railway connects some of the city's northern parts to the main city center in the south, as well as also connecting it to Kobe and Osaka (like all of the lines).

    JR's main station is Nishinomiya Station (a separate station fro Hanshin Nishinomiya Station). The Kobe Line and Gakkentoshi Line both have stops in Nishinomiya.

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    • Business Travel

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