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Hyogo Travel Guide
Hyogo is a Japanese prefecture in the Kansai region of the country’s main island, Honshu. Kobe, the prefectural capital, is a cosmopolitan port city framed by mountains, west of Osaka and Kyoto. It has a busy Chinatown and an animated entertainment district around Sannomiya Station. Kobe Harborland offers upscale shops and waterfront views, while local steakhouses specialize in the area’s signature Kobe beef.
Antique cable cars connect Kobe to Mt. Rokko, which offers views over the port. The nearby mountain town of Arima Onsen is a popular hot spring resort. Farther east, Takarazuka city is home to a celebrated all-female musical theater troupe, the Takarazuka Revue. West of Kobe is Himeji Castle, a well-preserved 17th-century hilltop fortress. Close by is Mt. Shosha’s atmospheric medieval temple complex, Engyo-ji. The landmark Akashi-Kaikyo suspension bridge connects to Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea. Tranquil paths lead through the island’s Hanasajiki Garden and hillside earthquake memorial at Awaji Yumebutai.
When Japan‘s prefecture system was inaugurated in the first years of the Meiji era, most of the modern prefectures were made out of one or two of the old Japanese provinces (Hiroshima was once the provinces of Bingo and Aki, Nara was once the province of Yamato). Hyogo, however, inherited three whole provinces and sections of two others. These include:
- Tajima – In the north of Hyogo along the Sea of Japan
- Harima – In the southwest of Hyogo along the Inland Sea, home to Himeji
- Awaji Island – At the entrance of the Inland Sea, culturally linked to Shikoku
- Tamba – Shared with Kyoto Prefecture, in the northweast of Hyogo
- Settsu – Shared with Osaka Prefecture, home to Kobe and the Hanshin area
While these provinces no longer exist in any administrative sense, they came in to Hyogo with distinct regional dialects and identities. This combination has made Hyogo one of the most geographically and culturally diverse prefectures in Japan, and the only one to span the width of the central island of Honshu.
Cities in Hyogo
- Kobe – The prefectural capital, a cosmopolitain port city with an international flavor
- Akashi – Busy seafood market and the world’s longest suspension bridge
- Himeji – Home to Japan’s most beautiful castle
- Nishinomiya – Home of Koshien Ball Park and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Takarazuka – Famous for its all-female theater productions and Tezuka Osamu Museum
Best time to visit Hyogo
Hyogo has a temperate climate with 4 seasons. The spring (Mar–May), a popular travel period, is known for cherry blossoms (around early Apr). The summer (Jun–Aug) is usually hot and humid. The fall (Sep–Nov) offers vivid foliage. The winter (Dec–Feb) is snowy in northern areas. Key events include Nada no Kenka Matsuri (Oct), a traditional jostling festival in Himeji. Kobe Jazz Street (Oct) is held in venues across the city. Kobe Luminarie (Dec) is a light festival in the city’s main streets.
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