Hyogo-ken Travel Guide

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Kobe

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Himeji

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Kinosaki

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Takarazuka

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Nishinomiya

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Akashi

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Asago

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Toyooka

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Amagasaki

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Aioi

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Sasayama

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Yumura

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Nishiwaki

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Ashiya

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2,6,0

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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  • Harbourland

    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 overlooking...

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Himeji

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  • Construction at Himeji.

    Himeji Warnings and Dangers

    We were lucky to see Himeji before major construction work began there. This construction work is expected to continue until the end of March 2015. Parts of the castle are covered over with scaffolding. My photo is pre-construction.

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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

    Himeji Things to Do

    The main reason to visit Himeji is to see its stunningly beautiful castle. Himeji Castle is one of the best preserved castles in Japan. Himeji is known as a white egret or white heron castle due to its white walls. Himeji is one of the few Japanese castles to survive in something close to its original form. Unlike most Japanese castles, it has...

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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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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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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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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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  • Hotel Quality One Nishi Akashi

    Akashi Hotels

    12-5 Kanigasaka, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, 673-0012, 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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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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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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Sasayama

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    Sasayama Things to Do

    Historical site recognized by the National Government Remains of Sasayama castle.In 1609 sasayama castle was built by Ieyasu Tokugawa at a time when he attempted to secure his power as supreme ruler of the nation.

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  • Unitopia Sasayama

    Sasayama Hotels

    231-1 Yashiro, Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-2356, Japan

    Good for: Families

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Yumura

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  • YUMURA ONSEN (HOT SPRING)

    Yumura Things to Do

    I came here right after I visited Tottori Sand Dunes, about 30 mins away by car. YUMURA ONSEN is very very relaxing and comfortable! It costs 1100 yen/adult. You should bring your own towels (shampoo & body soap is provided) but if you don't have them you can rent them (500 yen deposit but you get 200 yen back when you return the towels). There are...

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  • this is not exactly in...

    Yumura Off The Beaten Path

    this is not exactly in tottori, but bordering it-YUMURA ONSEN! i went there right after i visited TOTTORI SAKYU, about 30 mins away by car. YUMURA ONSEN is very very relaxing and comfortable! it costs 1100 yen per adult. you should bring your own towels (shampoo, body soap is provided) but if you don't have them you can rent them (500 yen deposit...

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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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  • Urban Hotel Nishiwaki

    Nishiwaki Hotels

    150-6 Wabucho, Nishiwaki, Hyogo Prefecture, 677-0053, Japan

    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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