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Kobe / Hyogo

Interested in some delicious Kobe beef? How about a visit to Harbourland? Mount Rokko National Park features some great hiking and an observatory. There are also plenty of romantic restaurants and some great architecture. And, don’t forget Suma Beach with plenty of parties, beach food and bikinis.

Kobe Chinatown

  Kobe Chinatown (Official Website | Wikipedia) is a blaze of Chinese red within the international city of Kobe. Unlike the only …

Kobe Harborland & Meriken Park

   Kobe Harborland (Official Website) is a very famous seaside location. There are many shops and restaurants, some featuring legendary Kobe beef. …

Suma Aqualife Park & Aquarium

  Kobe’s Suma Aqualife Park is an aquarium next to Suma Beach. There are plenty of tanks full of wonderous marine life, …

Takedao Tunnel Hike (武田尾)

  Also known as: Mukogawa Gorge (武庫川渓谷) This is a gentle afternoon stroll along the old, abandoned  JR Fukuchiyama Line railway tracks. There …

Mt. Shiraga (白髪岳)

  Mt. Shiraga is a bald, rocky peak sandwiched between Sanda and Sasayama cities in central Hyogo Prefecture. The unspoilt panoramic views …

Mount Taishaku (帝釈山)

  Surrounded by serene broadleaf forests, Mt. Taishaku is a secluded peak in western Kobe city with wonderful views of Awaji Island …

Mount Seppiko (雪彦山)

  Mt. Seppiko (Wikipedia) is a collection of vertical crags located due north of Himeji city in Hyogo Prefecture. The cliff faces …

Hyonosen (氷ノ山)

  Hyonosen is the highest mountain in Hyogo Prefecture, and the only peak in the Kansai area where you can see the …

Ibogawa River at Tatsuno

 Way out in western Hyogo, the town of Tatsuno, affectionately referred to as “the little Kyoto of Harima”, is rich in history …

Ikuta River Beach

   Kobe’s best kept secret is a heavenly oasis that happens to be bang in the middle of the city just behind …

Suma Beach

  The biggest, most popular beach in the Kansai region. Tons of parties, with restaurants and bars located right on the beach. At …