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Hello Kitty Smile Summer Festival

Hello Kitty Smile Summer Festival

Sep 19th - Oct 18th

Don't miss out on Hello Kitty Smile's Summer Festival campaign! Enjoy carnival games, insta-worthy photo spots and a spicy..

Hello Kitty Smile 4 ¥1,300
Undokai World Cup

Undokai World Cup

Nov 2nd - Nov 4th

Are you planning a trip to Kansai this September? Come join Undokai World Cup! Held off the coast of Osaka on Awaji Island, Undokai..

Awaji Island 1 ¥2,500

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Chisun Hotel, Kobe

Chisun Hotel, Kobe

Peter Sidell

In the port city of Kobe in Japan's Hyogo prefecture, the Chisun Hotel is a comfortable, good value business hotel, well located..




Rachel E T Davies

Himeji Castle is a both a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and considered one of the best examples of Japanese..


About 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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