Welcome to Hyogo! This vibrant port city is home to the world-renowned Kobe beef, the majestic World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle, and the ultimate onsen town of Arima Onsen. Its prefectural capital of Kobe is a longtime hub of international trade and grows to become a hotspot for many industries such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, IT, heavy industries, metal, and medical. As a result, Hyogo becomes the second most populated urban region in the country, right after Tokyo, and one of the world’s most productive regions by GDP.

Destinations

Hyogo Prefecture is a major economic center, transportation hub, and tourist destination in Western Japan. Its prefectural capital, Kobe, prospered as a port city, and therefore integrated with various international cultures. 

Kobe

Home of the famous beef, a cosmopolitan & compact city

Himeji

Japan's most iconic castle, fantastic festival, and picturesque coastal isles

Kinosaki

A 1300 years old quaint little onsen town 

Awaji Island

Awaji is believed to be the birthplace of Japan according to Japanese mythology 

Arima Onsen

A historic hot spring town known for its 'gold' and 'silver' waters

Takeda Castle Ruins

Castle ruins located atop a mountain; also referred as "Castle in the Sky"

We arrange a wide array of meal choices for you, from Japanese traditional set meals, all you can eat, to local and seasonal specialties. Join us in exploring the taste of Japan!

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Different regions have their own traditional recipes and agricultural farming system. Many of the regional dishes can only be tasted in the original area they came from.

Akashiyaki

A specialty dish of Akashi City also called tamagoyaki. Compared to takoyaki, akashiyaki dough balls are made with extra eggs. Before the insides of the Akashiyaki balls have fully set, they are eaten with dashi broth, rather than a sauce.

Bokkake Udon

A popular local udon dish topped with stewed beef meat, green onions, and konnyaku called “bokkake.” The combination of the crunchy beef lines and chewy udon noodles is well suited to light-flavored Kansai udon noodles.

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Experience

Whether this is your first time visiting, or returning, make sure to participate in these unique activities, that cannot be done elsewhere!

Onsen (Hot Springs)

Onsen (Hot Springs)

The hot spring culture has been with the Japanese for a long time. It gives health benefits, as well as a relaxing effect on your mind and body. There are a lot of popular, unique onsen towns in Hyogo, such as Arima Onsen, Kinosaki Onsen, and Sumoto Onsen. Many well-known figures of Japan come to Hyogo to have a healing time in these hot spring cities.

Takarazuka Revue

Takarazuka Revue

Takarazuka Revue was founded in 1913, and still arguably the country's most popular theater company. It is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe playing lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. Tickets are often quickly sold out, so plan in advance. (Image via official website)

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Recommended Hotels

Never miss out good deals on these strategic and well known hotels. Contact us for more information!

Hotel ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe

Kobe Portopia Hotel

Hotel Plaza Kobe

Hotel Monte Hermana Kobe Amalie

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More Ideas

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