Hyogo Prefecture is located in Kansai Region on the island of Honshu. The capital of Hyogo Prefecture is Kobe and the most famous attraction is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle.


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    Himeji Castle

    Himeji Castle is the best example of a Japanese castle as it has never been destroyed or even damaged in war. Himeji Castle was completed in 1609, but a fort existed on the site as early as 1333. In 1992 Himeji Castle was recognised by UNESCO as a building of world significance and was made read more

  • Akashi Castle

    Akashi Castle is a Japanese Castle in Akashi in Hyogo Prefecture. Akashi Castle was completed in 1619, with major repairs completed in 1739. In 1874 Akashi Castle was demolished except for two yagura (turrets) and the wall connecting them, which is what stands today.

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    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

    Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the massive bridge which joins the islands of Honshu and Awaji together. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge was completed in 1988 and is currently (May 2013) the world record hold for the bridge with the longest central span at 1,991m. The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge has a total length of 3,911m and is part read more

  • Akashi Park

    Akashi Park, in Akashi Hyogo Prefecture, is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Akashi Park also features Akashi Castle.

  • Ako Castle

    Ako Castle is a flatland style Japanese Castle on the coast line in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture. Ako Castle was originally constructed around 1615, but substantially dismantled during the Meiji Period.

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    Canal Garden

    Canal Garden is a shopping mall and fitness center within Kobe Harborland. Kobe Harborland is waterfront development next to JR Kobe Station.


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