Hyogo-ken Travel Guide

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Kobe

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Himeji

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Kinosaki

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Itami

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Takarazuka

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Akashi

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Nishinomiya

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Sanda

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Nishiwaki

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Ashiya

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Amagasaki

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Aioi

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Asago

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Kobe

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  • 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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  • Portopia Hotel

    Kobe Hotels

    Nice Hotel but in business district price was approx Sing $ 138 p night , not including breakfast...

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  • Orix Buffaloes Baseball

    Kobe Things to Do

    The Orix Bufflaoes, of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, began play in 2005 after the Orix BlueWave of Kobe merged with the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Osaka. The team continues to play home games in both Kobe and Osaka.

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Himeji

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  • Side Trip to Kobe

    Himeji Things to Do

    During a recent trip between Tokyo and Hiroshima, we spent an afternoon on Himeji, then stopped at Kobe for the night before returning to Yokohama and Tokyo. We stayed at Hyogo Station, then spent a few hours wandering about Chinatown and Sannomiya areas the next morning before continuing on our journey.Chinatown, located just south of Motomachi...

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  • Comfort Hotel Himeji

    Himeji Hotels

    For about $50.00 a night this is a great place to stay. The rooms are perfect for one with every...

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  • Himeji Castle's Main Keep

    Himeji Things to Do

    The main keep of Himeji castle, also called the donjon, was one of the first buildings constructed at the modern castle in 1601. The structure, he inner and most well defended part of the castle, was built by Terumasa Ikeda, as an expansion of an earlier 3-story donjon. The massive wooden pillars that support the tower include a beam from an...

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Kinosaki

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  • SWEET & JUICY CRAB SUSHI

    Kinosaki Restaurants

    Once you enter this restaurant, you can see framed autographs along the wall of famous Japanese people who have dined here. The restaurant itself is not large so be ready to wait for a table. The menu is all in Japanese but outside of the restaurant is a model display of the most popular dishes in the window. I ordered "kani chirashi" (crabmeat &...

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  • ARRIVING AT THE ONSEN....WHAT TO DO

    Kinosaki Favorites

    When you first arrive, you have to take off your shoes. There are ladies in this area who will look after them for you. If you are staying at one of the ryokans, you should wear the ryokan getas (wooden sandals) to the onsen.Men & women go into separate bath areas. There is NO MIXING! You have to take off EVERYTHING before you go into the bath...

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  • WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO THE ONSENS

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    When going to the bathhouses, you will need your own towel. That`s it. Shampoo, rinse, & body soap are provided for you, but you may want to bring your favorite brands if you wish. I suggest that you bring facial wash too.A personal locker is provided for you free of charge in the changing room.

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Itami

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  • Serving most tasty self brewed beer !!

    Itami Restaurants

    This restaurant is part of the Shirayuki Brewery Village Chojugura. Despite the fact, that the restaurant is owned by a Japanese sake brewing company, it is in the style of a European beer hall serving self-brewed Belgian style beer to the food. After our before your meal you can visit the Sake brewing museum. The food is excellent, and my...

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  • Shirayuki Brewery Village Chojugura

    Itami Things to Do

    Home to Shirayuki sake, a brewery operated by Konishi Brewery Co., Ltd.The 2nd proprietor, Sotaku Konishi, carried sake to Edo by land and went to a place he could see Mt. Fuji and was impressed with the scene of the noble mountain. At that time he named his brewed sake Shirayuki (white snow). The factory village includes a museum with lots of...

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  • Visiting Koncyu-Kan, Itami City Museum...

    Itami Off The Beaten Path

    Koncyu-Kan is in the Koyaike Park. It has movie hall, exhibition room for insect, butterfly farm, and study room. The most interesting facility is butterfly farm. Under the tropical atmospher, you walk through butterfly paradise. This is also nice place you take your kids or grandchildren.

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Takarazuka

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  • Hana no Michi

    Takarazuka Things to Do

    Takarazuka's Hana no Michi is a park that sits between two roads. It starts just outside of Hankyu Takarazuka Station and extends past the Takarazuka Revue, ending just before you reach the Tezuka Osamu Museum, so it connects the main sites in the area. At most times of the year, it is just an ordinary, quiet park but during cherry blossom season,...

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  • Takarazuka Fireworks Festival

    Takarazuka Things to Do

    This fireworks festival is held every summer.If you visit Takarazuka in summer,please check the date and go!

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  • Getting to Takarazuka

    Takarazuka Transportation

    From Osaka Station, the Takarazuka Line goes directly to Takarazuka, so it is quite easy to go to Takarazuka from Osaka. The cost is only around 320 yen.From Kobe Station, you can take the JR lines to Amagasaki. From Amagasaki, transfer to the Gakkentoshi Line to get to Takarazuka Station. It costs around 740 yen.(Prices are subject to change)

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Akashi

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  • AKASHI CITY CULTURE MUSEUM

    Akashi Things to Do

    Come here to learn about the development & history of Akashi. Learn about Akashi Castle, which was built by Tadamasa Ogasawara, a warlord loyal to the Shogun. See two skeletal replicas of male & female Akashi elephants. See Akashi pottery & learn about the fishing & agricultural aspects of Akashi.There is also an international exchange room...

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  • Akashi Luminous Hotel

    Akashi Hotels

    2-7-12 Kokubo, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, 673-0005, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • AKASHI CASTLE PARK

    Akashi Things to Do

    This beautifully manicured park is a great place to go for a stroll around greenery. There is alot to see around the park & there is a playground for children. The castle grounds were located here. Alot of it is no longer standing but part of the castle wall & a tower is still standing. From the top of the park where the tower is, you can see a...

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Nishinomiya

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  • Kabutoyama Forest Park

    Nishinomiya Things to Do

    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...

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  • Nishinomiya Shrine

    Nishinomiya Things to Do

    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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  • Hirota Shrine

    Nishinomiya Things to Do

    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...

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Nishiwaki

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  • The greatest dining experience of my...

    Nishiwaki Restaurants

    If you are looking for a four star rated restaurant then Marushin is not it.But if you are looking for a off the beaten path restaurant that offers fine dining and a warm atmosphere then Marushin is it.The owner Shinjiro Inui and his wife make you feel as though you are family and offer the best dining experience I have ever had in my life. My meal...

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  • Nishiwaki Royal

    Nishiwaki Hotels

    991 Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki, Nishiwaki, Japan, 677-00

    Good for: Business

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Ashiya

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  • one-man bus

    Ashiya Transportation

    reaL locaLs would have a car .especiaLLy an European 1 if an executif in the Osaka or Tokyo .but for normaL ppl.the bus is ideaL 2 circle around the small town .it passes the different railway Lines that serve Ashiyaso U R on Ur own beyond that either onto the mountain hiking traiL or out 2 the sea(NOT a beach NOR a dock though there's a solemn...

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  • it's a ResidentiaL area

    Ashiya Off The Beaten Path

    yep sorry not much for touristsbut a perfect mix of naturaL surroundings of the Sea, Mountain and a River2 get away from the hectic Life of MetropoLisstiLL close enough for daily shopping on modern meccas @ Osaka or Kobe 2 the East & West .

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Amagasaki

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  • What else but Karaoke.Around...

    Amagasaki Nightlife

    What else but Karaoke.Around the Amagasaki area there are plenty of small karaoke bars, and all very welcoming.The locals here were buying us beer and sake, and in one particular place gave me a present of a bottle of Japanese wine, and my friend a carved wooden plaque from Kirin beer. clothes are appreciated, this is a world wide thing i think.

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  • We found a beautiful...

    Amagasaki Restaurants

    We found a beautiful restaurant the first night we were there, i don't know the name beacuse it was in Japanese with no english translation.In the same building as the Hopinn hotel, around to the right is a building where on the 3rd floor there are approx 6 restaurants, try them all. We tried two and both were excellent.In one restaurant, very...

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Aioi

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  • THE FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

    Aioi Things to Do

    The Aioi Peiron Fireworks Festival is on May 24th every year. Thousands of people crowd the streets & the harborline to watch the magnificent display. Festival stalls selling food, sweets, toys for children, & stalls of children`s games line the streets leading to the harbor.It gets really really crowded so come early to get a spot close to the...

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  • AIOI PEIRON DRAGONBOAT RACE

    Aioi Things to Do

    The Peiron races originally started in Nagasaki in 1855 by Chinese residents living in the city. The word 'peiron' is said to have originated from "bai long" which means "white dragon" in Chinese. The races were held to pray for bountiful fishing at sea, to worship the sea god, or to celebrate the rice-planting work.There are around 25 teams that...

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Asago

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  • Takeda Castle Ruins

    Asago Things to Do

    Takeda Castle is a mountain castle built in 1441. The castle was in a strategic location between northern and southern Hyogo Prefecture, which were once separate kingdoms. Eventually it was taken over by the Hideyoshi and after being transferred between other lords it eventually was abandoned in 1600 after the suicide of the last lord, Hirohide...

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  • Getting to Asago

    Asago Transportation

    Asago is served by JR Railway. Most of its stations are located on the Bantan Line, which runs from Himeji Station to Wadayama Station (in Asago). Wadayama Station connects the Bantan Line with the San-in Main Line. Yanase Station is located on the San-in Main Line.The stations in Asago with some nearby sites are:-Ikuno Station (Silver Mine...

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