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Nature & Scenic spots

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Wedged between the sea and the mountains, Hyogo prefecture is dotted with many spots rich in nature. The superb scenery of the seasons can be viewed in each area, with pretty flowers such as cherry blossoms, rapeseed blossoms, and tulips in spring, the coastal beauty of the Japanese Sea and Seto Inland Sea in summer, autumnal leaves in fall, and snowscapes in winter. Shore beauty of night view, San'in Kaigan Geopark and Iejima Islands of 1 million dollars of Kobe, colored leaves temple of tamba, island, Awajishima of flower are representative photograph spots.

Tamba maple Miyama (Kogenji Temple)

The Tamba area is dotted with temples and shrines considered famous places for viewing the autumnal leaves (koyo). Among which, Kogen Temple is counted as one of the recommended places of the Tamba Koyo Sanzan. Many historical building lie within the grounds. Enjoy a walk among the temples while viewing the autumnal leaves.The three-storied pagoda and scenery with autumnal leaves are particularly popular photo spots. The best time to view the autumnal leaves is around November.

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Rokko Garden Terrace (Rokko-Shidare Observatory)

Rokko Alpine Garden is located in the top of Mount Rokko. There is a restaurant, cafe, and shops. There is an observatory that is popular for its nightscape. During the day, the observatory commands a view of Akashi Kaikyou Bridge and Kansai International Airport. The Rokko-shidare is an observatory built using Japanese cypress. On entering the observatory, the visitor is engulfed with the smell of Japanese cypress.

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Hyogo Prefectural Homeland for the Oriental White Stork

Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork protects and breeds the Oriental stork. The Oriental stork is the bird of Hyogo Prefecture. Toyooka-city, where the park is located, is the habitat of the last wild konotori in Japan. The park began releasing Oriental storks into the wild in September 2005. The park has observation facilities, so it is possible to look at these birds up close.

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