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Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Minato Kobe Marine Fireworks Festival

Saturday - Oct 31st

Minato Kobe Fireworks Festival offers beautiful fireworks without the crowds. Check out my favorite spots to watch and enjoy.

Meriken Park, Kobe 1 Free
Undokai World Cup

Undokai World Cup

Early Nov

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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Westin Awaji Island Resort

Westin Awaji Island Resort

Bonson Lam

Yumebutai means the stage where dreams take place. In ancient times, the indigenous people had the idea of Dreamtime. It is a timeless..

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Arima Hot Spring 7

Arima Hot Spring

Lily Taki

Arima hot spring in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, is one of the top three oldest hot springs in Japan. Its relatively small size, back..

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Meriken Park in Hyogo 6

Meriken Park in Hyogo

Lily Taki

Meriken Park, a waterfront park created from reclaimed land in Kobe City in 1987, was refurbished in 2017. It features the BE KOBE..

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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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