This site is official site (multiple languages version) of Hyogo Tourism Association of Hyogo in Japan.
We send sightseeing information such as Kobe, Himeji, Kinosaki, Awaji and introduce the highlight information such as information of tourist attraction, Onsen, events.

About Hyogo

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Easy Access from Sky and Land

Hyogo sits in the center of Japan, and it has easy access from everywhere by both the sky and the land. It only takes approximately 1 hour by Express Bus to Kansai International Airport, where connected to world major cities. And it is convenient to go to cities such as Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima by various railways. Furthermore, it only takes approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes from Tokyo to Kobe by Shinkansen.

Climate that Varies by Region

There are high mountains in the center of Hyogo. Therefore the climate is different in the North and South of the mountains. In the South, Seto Inland Sea side is dry and has little precipitation. The average annual temperature is slightly higher than Tokyo. On the other hand in the North, Sea of Japan side has much more cloudy weather and rainy day, and in the winter it snows heavily. Also the temperature is very law, it is very important to protect yourself from cold weather.

Highlights of Hyogo Prefecture

Hyogo has various highlights which attract many people. Himeji Castle, which is registered as World Cultural Heritage Site, and Ijinkan, Western-style houses built early in the 1900s are popular among the tourists that they can feel the history and culture. Gourmet food such as Kobe Beef, a lot of hot-spring spots including Arima Onsen are also popular. Not only viewing the rich nature of the sea and the mountains, you can also enjoy activities such as sea kayaking and skiing. In addition, you can buy the latest fashion items at Department Stores and Outlet Malls and find various souvenirs in Kobe. Kobe is known as a port town, and the beauty of the night view is also famous. If you ever visit Hyogo it will be a special experience that you can only have here.

  • Tenran Observatory (Kobe, Hanshin)

  • Himeji Castle (Harima)

  • Takeda Castle Ruins (Tajima)

  • Tachikui Sue-no-Sato (Tachikui Pottery Village) (Tamba)

  • Naruto Uzushio (whirlpools) (Awaji)

  • Kobe Beef (Kobe, Hanshin)

  • Uonotana Shopping Arcade (Harima)

  • Hyogo Prefectural Homeland for the Oriental White Stork (Tajima)

  • Sasayama Castle O-shoin (Tamba)

  • Awaji Puppet Theater (Awaji)

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