Hyogo-ken Things to Do

  • Kobe Luminarie
    Kobe Luminarie
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  • Kobe Luminarie
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Hyogo-ken Things to Do

  • Meriken Park & Harborland

    Kobe Things to Do

    Near Meriken Park also on the seafront is Harbourland. Harborland is a shopping and entertainment district located on the waterfront in Kobe's port area. It has many cafes, restaurants and shops. There are two shopping centres in Harbourland: Mosaic and Canal Garden. Mosaic has fashion boutiques and a wide range of pleasant restaurants...

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  • Chinatown (Nankin-Machi)

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Kobe Things to Do

    Kobe is home to one of Japan's three most famous Chinatowns (Yokohama and Nagasaki being the other two), so when the Chinese New Year arrives (setsubun), the Chinatowns are great places to visit, and Kobe is no exception! Although the Chinatown in Kobe is relatively small, during the Chinese New Year, the performances and festivities are plentiful...

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  • Mount Rokko

    Kobe Things to Do

    Behind Shin-Kobe Station there is a path which will take you up the Rokko Mountain. If you follow it all the way you can walk to the cable car stations and Nunobiki Herb Garden, but we just followed it for around 10 or 15 minutes to see the lovely 43m tall Nunobiki waterfall. A pleasant and easy walk.

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  • Kobe Luminarie

    Kobe Things to Do

    The Kobe Luminarie is not just one of Japan's illuminations; it's the first and original illumination in Japan. Unlike other illuminations that are only meant to look pretty, the Kobe Luminarie has real meaning and significance; it originally started in the 90s after the Great Hanshin Earthquake devastated the city. It's purpose was to provide some...

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  • Arima Onsen

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kobe Things to Do

    The oldest known hotspring area in Japan is arima onsen. Metallic substance in the hotspring that the bath area turns brown. Great experience. Some hotels have suites for couples that has the hotspring in the room or private balcony area, costing about $500 US room/night

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  • Oji Zoo

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Kobe Things to Do

    Oji Zoo houses a variety of unique animals. Depending on where you come from, a visit to Oji Zoo may be well worth it to see some animals you've never seen before. The highlight of the zoo are the giant pandas, and they are quite cute and impressive. I'd never seen a panda before, so this was fun for me! They also have red pandas, koalas, giraffes,...

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  • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

    Kobe Things to Do

    (last date visited - Aug. 22, 1999) Akashi Kaikyo Bridge - is the longest suspension bridge in the world. The distance between two main tower supporting cables (center span) is 1,991 meters. Admission fee: A. Individual a. Adult - 500 Yen b) Children - 250 Yen B. Group Admission - 30 or more a. Adult - 400 Yen b) Children - 200 Yen Top Ten...

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  • Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Museum

    Kobe Things to Do

    This museum is dedicated to showing visitors the effects of the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that devastated Kobe city on January 1, 1995. The first two exhibits of the museum are videos. In the first video, which recreates the earthquake, be aware that most of the videos are not actual footage; they were simply created to show how the earthquake...

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  • Himeji Castle, listed on the World...

    Himeji Castle is located in Himeji in Hyogo-ken. It is one of the oldest surviving structures from medieval Japan, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Japanese National Cultural Treasure. Along with Matsumoto Castle and Kumamoto Castle, it is one of Japan's "Three Famous Castles", and is the most visited castle in Japan. It...

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  • Kobe

    Kobe is the capital of Hyogo-ken and is one of Japan's major port along with the ports of Yokohama,Osalka, Nagoya, Hakata and Tokyo.Kobe is also the home of world famous Kobe-beef.Wedged in between the coast and the mountains (Rokko Mountain), the city of Kobe is long and narrow. The landmark of the port area is the red steel Port Tower. A giant...

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  • Kinosaki Hot Spring

    Kinosaki Hot Spring, is said to have been discovered because the white stork took a bath here, and have prospered from ancient times 1400 years ago.

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  • Genbudo Park

    In the Genbudo Park, the regular columnar joint which consists of basalt made when the magma which blew off on the ground got cold and solidified by volcanic activity on the surface of the earth a long time ago also of about 1,600,000 can be seen, and it is specified also as the natural treasure of the country.Many Tajima hydrangeas are planted in...

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  • Mt. Rokko

    Mt. Rokko overlooks Kobe with an elevation of 931 metres: during the autumn season, it is famous for the rich change in colours of its forests. Mt. Rokko is also the site of Japan's first golf course, established by the Englishman Arthur Groom in 1903.

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  • Baseball Game!

    Hanshin Koshien Ball Park, one of the biggest ball-park in Japan, is home-ground of HANSHIN Tigers which is japanese famous baseball team.You can see 53000 exited people who is cheering Tigers and their favorite player.In the bottom of 7th inning, which we call 'Lucy seven', all the people who cheers Tigers stands up, dancing with balloons in thier...

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