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  • Kobe Harborland umie
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-7-2
    A shopping mall located in Kobe Harborland a five minute walk from JR Kobe Station comprised of three buildings-the North Mall, the South Mall, and Mosaic. Together, the three buildings host over 200 establishments, including large fast fashion shops, a food court, and an electronics retail store. The facility is airy and green, offering a view of the sea. There is also a promenade along a canal, and a giant Ferris wheel, giving visitors the chance to enjoy sights befitting the Kobe area in this popular tourist destination.
  • Kobe Oji Zoo
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    4.0
    585 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Oujichou 3-1
    This is a zoo in Oji Park and is located about three minutes on foot from Oji-koen Station on the Hankyu Line. In addition to the zoo being in the park, there are also such facilities as Zoological Science Museum, an amusement park, restaurants, shops, and Kobe’s Ijinkan, Former Hunter’s residence, so you can spend a full day enjoying it all. One of the highlights is looking at the animals being fed or trained such as being able to see the panda in accordance with the time schedule. Also, during petting time you can have a cute rabbit or a guinea pig on your lap, and you can take a picture with them.

    Very upset with the animal exhibits, animals were stressed and the enclose were too small for animals themselves. It can be great day for the family to see de stress animals for entertainment...

  • Kobe International House
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Gokoudori 8-1-6
    "A multiuse facility connected directly to Sannomiya Station via the Sannomiya underground shopping mall. The facility's International Hall is frequently used to host live music concerts as well as high school and university student recitals and events. The hall has seating on floors one through three and can accommodate up to 2,100 spectators. The facility also hosts cafes, boutiques, and other establishments; SOL, an area used to hold workshops; and rentable conference rooms available for meetings as well as training sessions and lectures. In the summer, a beer garden is held in the rooftop garden, the first in the area to be produced by ""plant hunter"" Seijun Nishihata."
  • Kobe Animal Kingdom
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Minatojimaminamimachi 7-1-9
    An all-weather theme park located on Port Island in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Its predecessor was the Kobe Flower and Bird Garden, a facility which brought guests in contact with flowers and birds. The park contains numerous greenhouses and outdoor exhibition spaces where tropical flowers bloom in profusion. Numerous varieties of animals and birds are also allowed to roam the park freely, or can be view up close in special exhibits. Visitors can enjoy getting close to and even feeding rare birds, capybara, alpacas, and penguins. The impressive bird show and dog performances are a must-see. The park’s seasonal buffet can be enjoyed by all ages, from children to senior citizens, making it well-received with families.
  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Wakinohamakaigandori 1-1-1
    Designed to be integrate seamlessly into the adjoining Nagisa Park by architect Tadao Ando, the museum was opened in 2002 as one of the largest art museum in Western Japan. Located in Hat Kobe, locals simply call it, “the art museum.” The museum’s collection spans some 9,000 pieces of modern sculptures, woodblock prints, and contemporary art by Japanese and international artists as well as works by Hyogo-born artists such as Ryohei Koiso and Tadanori Yokoo.

    プラド美術館展の後にお茶しました。 長雨の合間に晴れた午後、海が見えるカフェテラスで美術鑑賞の余韻にひたる。セルフサービスでケーキセットをチョイス。海岸線に沿ってシーサイドウオークが続き、眺めも良くゆっくり出来ました。

  • Kobe City Suma Aqualife Park
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    4.0
    352 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Suma-ku Wakamiyachou 1-3-5
    This is an aqua park in Suma Kaihin Park about five minutes on foot from JR Sumakaihinkoen Station. The aqua park opened in 1957. It is loved by the citizens of Kobe who have given it the nickname of “Smasui”, and the aqua park celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2017. Located in an area as one enters the park, straight away one will come across such animals as sharks and ray leisurely swimming in large tanks. Besides that, there are also plenty of programs for children up to adults which enable you to experience sea creatures up close such as a commentary and a demonstration of feeding the sea otters and a live show where you can have contact with true seals and bottlenose dolphins.

    This proved to be an excellent place to visit with my granddaughter, aged 3. It’s an old Aquarium (1957) & some of the enclosures – especially those of some turtles – are too small to be acceptable...

  • Himeji Central Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Toyotomichou Kodani 1434
    This facility in Kodani, Toyotomi-cho, Himeji City is part safari park and part amusement park. Their safaris let you observe the animals from the car, on foot, and from gondolas. You can interact with the animals through various attractions, while feeding them, riding horses bareback, and more. The amusement park has a variety of attractions for families and kids, including their thrill rides and a Ferris wheel. They have a swimming pool available in summer and a skating rink that opens in winter.
  • Meriken Park
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Hatobachou
    This is a park built on reclaimed land between Meriken wharf and the jetty upon which the Kobe Port Tower stands. There are a complete range of facilities to enjoy shopping and lunch, as well as many buildings with unique architectural designs such as the Kobe Maritime Museum and a hotel, and is one of the representative places of the Port of Kobe. At night it is a popular spot for nighttime views with illuminated decorations and other areas that are lit up.
  • Kobe Anpanman Children’s Museum and Mall
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1-6-2
    A hands on experience museum located within Kobe Harborland where you can experience the world of the TV animation character “Soreike! Anpanman”. Anpanmen and his friends are there to welcome you at the museum during opening hours. There is a stage show held every day at the “Yanase Takashi Theater”. In addition, there are performances held by Anpanman and his friends on the first floor of the shopping mall. Also, there are hands on events which children and parents can enjoy together and also seasonal events held such as “Jam Ojisan’s (Uncle Jam’s) Bread Factory” and “Batako’s Handmade House”.

    誕生日のお祝いをしました。数百円追加するだけで写真も貰えてお得です。 お店はアンパンマンの絵がたくさんあり、子供も大喜びして食事が出てくるまでおとなしくしてくれました。

  • Tojoko Omocha Okoku
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    4.0
    111 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Katoushi Kurodani 1216
    "A theme park located a 10-minute drive from the Hyogo-Tojo Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. Filled with an array of play facilities sure to delight children, the park is broadly divided into three areas. The ""Toy Room"" area contains a huge variety of toys, from the latest, trending toys to old favorites. In the ""Attraction"" area, there are rides and play equipment for children 0 years of age and older (children must be accompanied by a guardian 15 years of age or older). In the ""Pool"" area, only open in summer, there is a wide array of facilities, including ones suitable for toddlers, ensuring the whole family can have fun."

    5歳児と2歳児を連れてはじめて行きました。ローカルな場所に関わらず 大変賑わってました。 小さい子供連れなら、楽しめると思います。 割と乗り物に乗らなくても楽しめるスペースはあるので、フリーパスは微妙かもしれません。また迷路はフリーパスは使えません。

  • KidZania Koshien
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    Hyogo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koushienhachibanchou 1-100 Mitsui shopping park LaLaport inside Koshien
    Located inside the commercial facility “LaLaport KOSHIEN” in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, this place offers various artisanal experiences for children. There are several pavilions sponsored by actual businesses in the facility, including veterinarians, manga artists, firefighters, fashion models, and approximately 100 jobs and services in total to choose from. Participants can earn special “Kizzo” money for trying out various jobs, and they can take the objects they create home with them. They can also use “Kizzo” to purchase actual items. Reservations are available; non-reservation tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Kinosaki Marine World
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    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Seto 1090
    "This aquarium is in Seto, Toyooka City. At 12 meters, its main tank is the deepest in the country. They also have a play area for the seals and sea lions, an area that lets you see dolphins up close, and an amphitheater for shows. Programs let you feed the fish at their Fish Dance attraction, interact with dolphins, get close to the animals with a ""Backyard Tour,"" and make and eat tempura with horse mackerel you catch yourself. "
  • Kobe Harborland
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Higashikawasakichou 1
    A variety of entertainment facilities stand side by side in Kobe Harborland, including stores, restaurants, amusement attractions, and hotels. A stroll through the area gazing out over the sea in daytime is pleasant, but the illuminated nightscape is also fun to enjoy. On weekends, a flea market and numerous other events are held here as well.
  • Mint Kobe
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Kumoidori 7-1-1
    This is a composite building owned by “Kobe Shimbunsha” located directly beside Sannomiya Station, and the brilliant mint colored building facade is a landmark. The lower floors from the first-floor basement to the ninth floor is a commercial zone, and a great number of shops such as fashion, cosmetics, lifestyle miscellaneous goods, gourmet, supermarket and Tower Records have opened up here. The ninth floor is an 8-screen cinema complex “OS Cinema’s Mint Kobe”. It is always crowded with shoppers being one of Sannomiya’s most popular destinations.
  • Awaji Hanasajiki Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Kusumoto 2865-4
    "A renowned destination for flowers worthy of its location on the ""Island of Flowers,"" this park was established by the Hyogo Prefecture in April 1998. ""Hanasajiki"" literally means ""flower theater gallery"" and is derived from a desire that visitors will stroll among the park's flowers stretching away like a carpet and find their own ""gallery seat."" Seasonal flower fields sprawl across grounds equal to four Koshien Stadiums in size. Visitors can enjoy rapeseed and Chinese violet cress flowers in spring, spider flowers and sunflowers in summer, cosmos and salvia in autumn, and hoary stock in winter. Great effort has been put into the design of the park's flower fields in order to delight the eyes of visitors."
  • Itami Sky Park
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    4.5
    215 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Morimoto 7-1-1
    "A park located right next to the ""Itami Sky Park Kamisuko"" bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Toyonaka-kita exit on the Hanshin Expressway Ikeda Route. Inside the park's central building, there are exhibits on area ruins dating back to the distant Yayoi period (B.C.300-250) as well as an actual air traffic control radar system. The park is planted with trees from the prefectures reachable from the nearby Osaka International Airport and from the Sky Terrace visitors can watch planes taking off and landing with their own eyes or using provided monitors. In the spring, a hill in the park blooms with some 14 thousand azalea plants, and, at night, another hill sparkles with LED's arranged in the shape of constellations."

    When I was taking some photos of Sakura, park watchman came and asked me if I had taken beautiful photos yet, then he told me about park’s kinds of sakura, when this kind that kind bloom and how many...

  • Rokko Garden Terrace
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    4.0
    187 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Rokkousanchou Gokaiyama 1877-9
    A multipurpose facility located on Mt. Rokko, a tourist destination popular for its view of the nearby cityscape at night situated in Kobe’s Nada Ward. The facility hosts a café, restaurants, and shops centering around a grand viewing terrace. The area around the viewing tower is filled with quaint European-style buildings, creating a fairy tale-like atmosphere. Sights such as the streets of Kobe and the Akashi Strait can be viewed from various areas throughout the facility and visitors can enjoy different aspects of the area depending on the location, time of day, and season. The mesh domed Rokko-Shidare Observatory viewing area is lit up at night and is a must-see.

    Night view is wonderful. But weather is cold today. Dont forget to bring with your gloves, hat, scarf and of course down jacket.

  • Awaji Island Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Yumebutai 8-10
    "This park is adjacent to the Awaji Yumebutai leisure complex. Designed to be a ""leisurely garden by the sea,"" it's full of flowers and greenery and has a resort feel. The spacious grounds have a large lawn, the Yumekko Land playground with 150 types of equipment, the large Children's Forest play area, and lots of other facilities for family fun. There's also a pond where you can ride swan boats, and kids can play in the water at their ""Jyabu Jyabu Pond"" that's open from spring to fall."
  • Taiyo Park
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    4.0
    106 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Uchikoshi 1342-6
    This theme park is in Uchikoshi, Himeji City. Here you can take in replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, Moai statues, 1,000 Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids, a two-thirds scale reproduction of Neuschwanstein Castle, and more. You can try your hand at sandblasting crafts or making mugs, and they rent traditional outfits from cultures around the world. Women can borrow them for free. Their Welcome House Swan facility has a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and more. Entry is free.

    Taiyou Koen is absolute. Taiyou Koen is all. Taiyou Koen is a gaudy attraction that wasn't really supposed to be for tourists. The story goes a local philantropist decided to bring the world to the...

  • Mentai Park Kobe Sanda
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    3.5
    80 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Akamatsudai 1-7-1
    A mentaiko pollock roe company's very own theme park located right next to the Kobe-Sanda interchange. Operated by Kanefuku, a long standing mentaiko company, visitors can watch mentaiko actually being made in a factory on the grounds. In addition, there's a company shop filled with fresh products made that day in the factory. There's a free sample corner as well as a food corner serving things like mentaiko onigiri rice balls and mentaiko soft serve ice cream. In the adjoining park, visitors can play games and learn all about mentaiko.

    2018年10月旅行社の日帰りバスツアーで寄りました。こちらへ来たのは2回目、どちらもバスツアーでの立ち寄りです。夕方だったのでここ一押しで人気の明太子入りおにぎりや明太フランスパンなど売り切れて買えませんでした。汗 ガラス越しに簡単な工場見学をさせてくれますが、単にタラコを柚子や唐辛子の調味液に漬け込むだけの工程なので知っている人には、いまいち?ウーンこれ見てもなあって感じでした。 明太子試食あ...

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Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.

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