The Ieshima Islands are composed of 44 islands in the part of the Inland Sea known as Harima Nada, in southwest Hyogo Prefecture. The islands are approximately 18 kilometres from Himeji and are governed by the city. Only four of the islands are inhabited
The San'in Kaigan Geopark (山陰海岸ジオパーク) is a geopark in Japan. The area was declared a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2010. The underlying themes of the Geopark are "geological features, the natural environment, people's lives, and
The Genbudō Museum (玄武洞ミュージアム) was reinaugurated in March 2018 and exhibits precious stones, rare minerals and fossils of prehistoric animals such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, the Pterosaur as well as the skeleton of an Asian mammoth.
Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork was established in 1999 as a research institution for breeding and reintroduction of the Oriental White Stork, a special natural monument of Japan. It also seeks to reintroduce the storks to the wild based on scienti
A grand adventure awaits you in Tajima, where you can do anything from hiking and skiing to paragliding. Not only can you discover the wonders of the Sea of Japan and its unique environment, but you can have a very traditional, Japanese experience while e
The castle town of Izushi is often referred to as Little Kyoto because of its historical buildings from the Meiji Era, such as the Eirakukan (a playhouse) and the Izushi Meijikan. The locally made Izushi soba (buckwheat noodles) are a speciality of the ar
The Tanizaki Jun’ichirō Memorial Museum (芦屋市谷崎潤一郎記念館, Ashiya-shi Tanizaki Jun’ichirō Kinenkan) is located in Ashiya in Hyōgo. Opened in 1988, it holds a collections of materials and documents on the writer Tanizaki Jun’ichirō and his literary works.
Kakogawa (加古川市, Kakogawa-shi) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on 15 June 1950. It is located near the Kako River's point and flows into the Seto Inland Sea. As of1 September 2016, the city has an estimated population of
The Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. It was founded by Shoku Shonin in 966. The complex of buildings is at the top of Mt Shosha and can be reached by Mt. Shosha Ropeway, and is often visited by pilgrims.
Mukogawa Women's University (武庫川女子大学 Mukogawa Joshi Daigaku) is a private university located near Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan, founded in 1939. It has an international branch campus in Spokane, Washington, USA: Mukogawa Fort Wright Instit