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Seasonal highlight Summer

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There are many places to bathe in Hyogo Prefecture. To the north is the Sea of Japan, to the South the Inland Sea, and to the west the Pacific Ocean. The limpid and clear ocean in San’in Kaigan Geopark is best seen from sea kayaks or pleasure boats. The views of the Inland Sea and the Naruto whirlpool seen from the observation decks on the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge are highly recommended for their stunning scenery. Many summer festivals are held throughout the area, including the Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival, which is inscribed as a Japanese cultural heritage. Fireworks go up during the festival, illuminating the summer sky.

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge/Maiko Marine Promenade (Kobe, Hanshin)

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge connects Kobe and Awaji Island and, at 3,911m long, is the world’s longest suspension bridge. The Maiko Marine Promenade is an observation facility that makes use of part of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge. We can enjoy scenery of various Akashi Channel including "fine-view camera system" which floor fitted with glass which can look at coming and going ship from Hashigami and feeling that rose to the main tower of 300m can taste.

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Nanko Sunflower Field (Harima)

A signature sight of Sayo-cho in summer. The Nanko Sunflower Fields are home to 1.5M sunflowers around the Nanko area. The environs around the Sunflower Festival site have 700,00 sunflowers in bloom. Every year, from mid to late July, the Sunflower Festival is held. They also sell local products and produce. The nearby Nanko Himawarikan sells sunflower oil, dressing, and other products.

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Takeno Coast and Nekozaki Peninsula (Tajima)

The Takeno coastline, selected as among the 88 finest ocean swimming sites in Japan and 100 finest beaches in Japan, has beautiful views of white sand, green pines, and blue ocean. The beach is lively with bathers in summer, and you can enjoy marine sports and camping. The Nekosaki Peninsula at the northernmost point of Hyogo Prefecture has a pedestrian walkway with a lighthouse at its end. From the lighthouse point, you will see a panorama of the Sea of Japan.

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Tamba Sasayama Dekansho Festival (tamba)

The Dekansho Bushi, a traditional song that emerged in the castle town of Sasayama Castle in the Edo period, is know famous throughout Japan as a folk song. It is also inscribed as a Japanese cultural heritage and can be enjoyed along with the traditional bon-odori dance. People from far and wide throng to see and take part in the song and dance, forming various circles of dancers. Fireworks also go up, illuminating the midsummer sky.

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Naruto whirlpools (Awaji)

Signature sights include the Onaruto Bridge, a 1,629m structure that connects Awaji Island and Shikoku, and the ever-changing shape of the 30m-wide whirlpool. A cruising boat rips out a roar of sound as it briskly treads the whirlpool. There is also the Kanrin-maru, a pleasure boat which takes a leisurely hour ride around the whirlpool area.

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