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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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Senhime Peony Festival 2025

Senhime Peony Festival 2025

Kim

Peonies are known for their large, fragrant blooms, and they can be enjoyed at several places in Japan including the Senhime ...

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Nankinmachi Spring Festival 2025

Nankinmachi Spring Festival 2025

Kim

If you're in the Kobe area and looking for a way to celebrate Lunar New Year, check out the Nankinmachi Spring Festival. The ...

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Himeji Yukata Festival 2024

Himeji Yukata Festival 2024

Kim

The Himeji Yukata Festival has been running for over 250 years now, and the event honors the beauty and significance of this ...

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Where to eat in Hyogo

Vegan Cafe Thallo

Vegan Cafe Thallo

Kim

Vegan Cafe Thallo in Kobe is run by a passionate animal welfare advocate, and the menu has a range of vegan friendly foods to...

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Seize the Day

Seize the Day

Pema Yangchen

Discover the remote restaurant Awajishima Onion Kitchen worth visiting in the south of Awaji-shima. A place where you can enj...

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Places to stay in Hyogo

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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Nishimuraya Honkan

Nishimuraya Honkan

Geoff Day

Nishimuraya Honkan is a traditional and luxurious ryokan in Kinosaki Onsen, Hyogo. The hotel has won numerous awards and cont...

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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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