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Kobe city is an international port city, full of exotic atmosphere with its bustling Chinatown and high-end Western-style shops. It is also home to one of Japan's leading hot spring resorts, which has been around since ancient times, so you can feel the romance of the Meiji and Taisho periods. Hyogo...

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Hyogo

Kobe City is an international port city full of exotic atmosphere, including a lively Chinatown and Western-style luxury shops.

There are some of Japan's leading hot spring resorts that have been around since ancient times, so you can feel the romance of the Meiji and Taisho eras. Hyogo Prefecture is also home to Koshien, famous for baseball, and Awaji Island, the legendary birthplace of Japan.

In this article, we will introduce recommended sightseeing spots in Hyogo Prefecture that you should visit and recommended rental cars that can be rented in the area.

Himeji castle

Himeji Castle is affectionately known as ``White Heron Castle'' due to its beautiful white plaster walls. Himeji Castle is also called the ``Castle of No War'' because it escaped the fires of war during the Sengoku period, and miraculously Himeji Castle did not burn down even when the entire area was burnt to the ground during World War II.

The spectacular castle towers are designated as national treasures and are also registered as world heritage sites.

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

It is a suspension bridge with an intermediate span of 1,991m that spans between Kobe City and Awaji Island, and can be used as an expressway.

Although the world's longest bridge was handed over to Turkey's Canakkale Strait Bridge (2,023 m) in March 2022, it continues to make a major contribution to the economies of Shikoku and Kansai. Since it is a highway, you cannot usually walk on it, but it is a valuable experience to participate in a walk event and experience the scale of the area.

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Kitano Ijinkan Town

It was founded in 1868 when the Port of Kobe was opened and foreign visitors came to Japan and built mansions that felt like home on a hill overlooking the sea.

The ``Uroko House,'' which has an impressive outer wall decorated with natural stone, has been designated as a nationally registered tangible cultural property and a nationally designated important cultural property, and even after more than 100 years, it remains in beautiful condition. Masu.

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Arima Onsen

It is said that the source of the hot spring was first discovered in the ancient times, making it the oldest hot spring in Japan.

The geisha who continue to preserve Arima's traditional tatami play are also famous, so it would be a good idea to enjoy the tatami room during your banquet. In addition to the hot spring inn, there is also a public hot spring for day trips, and a steady stream of people stop by for the free footbath.

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