Sightseeing Spot Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Awaji Yumebutai
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    4.0
    199 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Yumebutai 2
    This leisure complex is in Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture. Designed by the architect Tadao Ando, as a whole it forms a unique, dynamic Kaiyu style, Japanese style garden with a path around a central pond. It hosted the Japan Flora 2000 international flower, gardening and landscape exhibition. The elaborate gardens feature the Hyakudan-en, a hundred stepped flower bed where guests can enjoy seasonal flowers year-round. The lookout has a view of the grounds and Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park. They have three restaurants serving Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine, and two shops where you can purchase Awaji Island souvenirs. It's wheelchair accessible, pet friendly, and fun for the whole family.

    What a fabulous use of space. The flowers were gorgeous and the stairs that allow you to walk among them is such a great idea! Really worth walking around and listening to the water running down the...

  • Tajima Ankokuji Temple
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Tantocho Aida 327
    "This temple is located in the Aida area of Tanto-cho, Toyooka City. The premises are known as a famous spot to see colorful autumn leaves, and you can see large white enkianthus that are over 100 years old painted in brilliant colors and lit up from around mid-November. In addition, the adjacent ""Tajima Ankokuji Park"" is a popular spot for seeing Japanese stewartia."

    家内の好きなドウダンツツジを見に行きました。お寺自体は小さく、1本の大きなドウダンツツジ以外には見るものはありません。家内は念願が叶ったと言って喜んでいましたが、私には今一つでした。

  • Ayabeyama Plum Grove Park
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Tatsunoshi Mitsuchoukurosaki 1492
    A grove of plum trees located on the southern tip of Nishiharima a 30-minute drive from the Tatsuno-nishi interchange. Visitors can view numerous kofun burial mounds and other historic sites on the grounds. The best time to enjoy the park's plum blossoms is from late February to early March, and throughout this time period events such as haiku tournaments and landscape photography contests are held. Events are also often held here on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, including trained monkey shows, live koto performances, and plum seed spitting contests. Additional highlights include stone monuments inscribed with haiku written by famous visitors inspired by the sight of Mt. Ayabe plum grove, and a seasonal farm fresh shop which sells fresh-picked unripe plums for cooking.

    山全体が梅と言うことで初めて綾部山へ行きました。満開もありましたが、見頃はこれから。眼線が低いので梅ので梅のトンネルも楽しめます。

  • Sunflower Hill Park
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Onoshi Kiyotanichou 1545-321
    A vast, 80 thousand square meter field of flowers located 10 minutes north of the Miki-Ono interchange on the San'yo Expressway. Operated as a park, here visitors can enjoy the sight of sunflowers in summer and cosmos in autumn. There's a playground with large play equipment popular with children as well as a nearby fountain specifically designed for children to play in. Other park facilities include Himawari Bakery Cafe, which offers a variety of fresh baked breads made with malted rice and sake lees; Sun Patio Ono, a farm fresh shop selling local vegetables; and the O-st local specialty products shop, ensuring that even when the flowers are not in bloom families can enjoy a fun time together at the park.

    小野市の175号線沿いにある公園です。地場産業の総合施設のような場所です。広い公園には芝生が敷き詰められていて、子ども達も喜ぶと思います。

  • Okashi no Sato Tanba
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Higashibuki 416
    A confection-themed tourism facility located five minutes drive from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. Unique, Tamba-style sweets, such as the popular, Japanese-style black soybean and matcha roll cakes, are sold here and no place else. At the cafe operating out of the renovated former Kobe City Waterfall Station, which was moved to this location, visitors can enjoy seasonal cakes and a cup of tea alongside a view of forest and lake. The German building offers fresh, oven baked pizzas, German beer, and sausages. Visitors can also visit a mountain villa moved to the facility which once belonged to a wealthy merchant, as well as an old-fashioned Japanese-style thatched roof home.

    場所は丹南篠山口インターからすぐ。本館では黒豆スイーツや佃煮などのお土産がたくさん売られていました。カフェ・お食事処もありますが、投稿時(2020.4.21)は休業期間内のようです。

  • Hyogo Prefectural Harima Central Park
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Katoushi Shimotakino 1275-8
    "A municipal park located close to the Shimonoyama No. 1 Tomb in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture. Some 1,000 Yoshino cherries grow on the park's grounds, making it a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing. A cherry blossom festival is held at the park from the first Saturday to the second Sunday in April (dates may change depending on blooming conditions), and during this time the trees are lit up at night with around 300 paper lanterns. The park also has a variety of sports and exercise facilities, including an outdoor stage, baseball field, and tennis courts. The park's ""Fantasy Road,"" a road lined with trees known for its seasonal beauty, was used as a shooting location for the film ""Fullmetal Alchemist,"" and, depending on the time of year, visitors can enjoy fresh spring verdure or gorgeous fall foliage."

    今年のお花見には是非こちらにいらして下さい。広い敷地に多くの桜。駐車場も広いし、無料です。お弁当と敷物を持参されることをお勧めします。

  • Awaji Tachikawa Narcissus Farmland
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    3.0
    19 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Sumotoshi Yurachou Yura 2877-22
    An area planted with daffodils located 30 minutes from the Sumoto interchange on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway in an area commanding a spectacular view of the Kitan Strait. Some four million daffodil plants, primarily Japanese daffodils as well as other varieties like double daffodils and wild daffodils are grown on a six-hectare plot of land. The farmland's parking area is situated in a mountain valley amidst the daffodils, ensuring visitors can enjoy gorgeous scenery the moment they get out of the car. Walking paths make it easy even for wheelchair users and those with strollers to travel the grounds and appreciate the views. Pets are also allowed on the grounds. The farmland's daffodils bloom from late December to late March.

    探偵ナイトスクープでパラダイスとして紹介されたことがあるようです。 おもてなしの精神は感じます。 でも、あの番組でパラダイスとして取材される以上のものでも以下のものにもならなさそうです。

  • Hyogoken Kobe Gokoku Shrine
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Hyogo Kobe-shi Nada-ku Shinoharakitamachi 4-5-1
    This shrine is located in a quiet residential district about a five-minute drive from Hankyu Rokko Station. Cherry trees have been planted along the busway in front of the shrine's grounds. It enshrines the more than 50,000 war dead from within its jurisdiction. The impressive shiraki nagare-style shrine building and shrine office were originally built on the former site of Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe's Nada District. The shrine was designated as one of several Gokoku Shrines (a shrine for the country's war dead) by the prewar Home Minister. However, the original shrine was lost during the war. The current shrine building is recreation built in 1959. Every month on the fourth Sunday, the shrine hosts the Bazaar in Rokko event. On the last Friday and Saturday of each July it hosts the Mitama Festival, which bustles with many visitors.

    神戸市灘区の桜の名所。 通りがかったことはあるものの、桜があまりにも綺麗だったので、境内に入って参拝しました。

  • Nankin-machi Square
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Chuou-ku Motomachidori 1-chome
    This plaza is in the center of Kobe’s “Nankinmachi,” which is said to be one of the three major Chinatowns of Japan. There is a crossroad intersected by the main road, and the center of the plaza is dotted with “azumaya” (pavilions) that give it a very Chinese feel. It’s always bustling with people eating takeout, taking a rest, and so on. It’s also a famous spot for taking photos. Various seasonal events are held here as well, such as the Chinese New Year Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. The nearest station is Motomachi Station.
  • Mitsu Nature Observation Park (Sekai no Ume Park)
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    10 Reviews
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    Hyogo Tatsuno Mitsucho Kurosaki 1858-4
    This park is located in Kurosaki Mitsu-cho, Tatsuno City. The grounds have been planted with some 1,200 Asian plum trees spanning around 300 varieties gathered from Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and other countries around the world. Chinese-style structures built in the park exude an exotic atmosphere and include a plum museum and an observatory with a commanding view of the Seto Inland Sea. An admission fee is required to enter the park when the plum trees are in bloom from mid-February to late March, and during this time the Mitsu Plum Festival is also held on the grounds.

    Fuji Mountain, shinkansen (bullet train) and cherry blossom seem to form a triad of tourism attractions that represent modern Japan. Some may argue:“Why not geisha girls in the triad?” My response...

  • Hyogo Prefectural Tajima Dome
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Hidakachounashiki 88-50
    This sports ground with a retractable dome is in Nashiki, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka City. The earthen grounds are available for soccer, baseball, track and field practice, and more. Other sports facilities include an indoor inline skate park and a gym. There is also a restaurant and a conference room. Outdoors there's a grass covered field with lighting for night use, a jogging course, and a playscape that will help your kids discover nature. It's also available for music events and exhibitions.

    「こんなところにこんな立派な建物が…!」と驚くような建物です。開閉式の多目的スポーツドームということで、中ではいろんなスポーツが楽しめます。レストランやギャラリーもありますし、様々なイベントも開催されているとのことです。

  • Hiokayama Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Kakogawashi Kakogawachou Ono 1682
    "A park located close to the ""Hiokayama Park"" bus stop. One of the top flower viewing destinations in Kakogawa City, each year from late March to early April, some 1,000 cherry trees growing on the grounds come into bloom. While they are flowering, around 330 paper lanterns are erected near the trees, illuminating them and giving visitors the chance to enjoy the blossoms at night. A flower and greenery festival held on the grounds on April 29 attracts many visitors. The entirety of the grounds is the site of the Hiokayama old burial mound group, and in total five keyhole shaped burial mounds are located within the park's boundaries. The park also has an array of sports facilities, including a baseball ground, athletic ground, and tennis courts."
  • Nanko Sports Park (Wakaayu Land)
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    Hyougo Pref. Sayougunsayouchou
    A park located close to the Nanko Sunflower Field in Sayo County, Hyogo Prefecture. Surrounded by abundant natural beauty and the clear stream, the Chikusa River, the park's sports facilities include a baseball field fully equipped for night games; a multipurpose ground useable for softball, soccer, and other games; and an all-weather dome where games such as gateball and tennis can be enjoyed even in inclement weather. The park also serves as the main venue for the Sunflower Festival, a festival held in the area in late July each year.
  • Nanko Sunflower Field
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    Hyogo Prefecture Sayo-gun Sayo-cho
    A field of sunflowers spanning six sections located in Sayo Town, Sayo County, Hyogo Prefecture. One of the largest sunflower fields in the Kansai region, the flowers come into bloom each year from early July to the beginning of August. Consisting of over 1.3 million sunflower plants, the sections are planted so that their blooming periods are slightly staggered. During the Sunflower Festival held in the area each year, visitors can purchase farm products like sunflower seed oil and sunflower ice cream made with roasted sunflower seeds, local specialties. Events making use of the field are held such as fireworks displays and mazes.
  • Sasayama Tamamizu Lily Garden
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    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kuroka 207-1
    A lily garden located a 10-minute drive from the Tannan-Sasayamaguchi Interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. Only open when the flowers are in bloom from June to early July, during this time some 100 thousand colorful lily plants spanning around 60 varieties blossom on the grounds. The Tamamizu, a historic site which provided water for the well of Sasayama Castle, is located in the garden. Around 1,000 hydrangeas also grow on the grounds. The garden's Tamba souvenir and gift shop sells local specialty products as well as potted plants and cut flowers.
  • Sakagura Dori Rengakan
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    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Yougaichou 4-28
    This facility is a 15-minute walk from the JR Kobe Line's Nishinomiya Station on historic Sakagura-dori Street. Visitors can join in tastings of freshly brewed unprocessed sake and dine on seasonal Japanese fare. The restaurant serves full-fledged kaiseki banquet cuisine featuring seasonal ingredients and is also available for parties and banquets. The facility has a specialty shop and a glassware studio too, with items that are available nowhere else. The glassware studio holds hands-on workshops like glassblowing and sandblasting that the staff help make an experience to remember.
  • Shirai Oomachi Fuji Park
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    Hyougo Pref. Asagoshi Wadayamachoushirai 1008
    This park is in Shirai, Wadayama-cho, Asago Town. The 7,000 square meter grounds feature Sanin's most impressive wisteria trellis, 500 meters long and 4 meters wide. They come into colorful bloom from around the beginning to middle of May. The park's Fuji Festival is held to coincide with their peak period and features a variety of events. Visit in April to see over 6,500 square meters of daffodils in bloom across the grounds.
  • Amarube Viaduct Railway Bridge, Sky Station
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    Hyougo Pref. Mikatagunkamichou Kasumi-ku Amarube
    This observatory is in Amarube, Kasumi Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. It incorporates the Amarube Viaduct Railway Bridge beside Amarube Station on the JR Sanin Main Line, providing a view of the Sea of Japan from a height of 40 meters. Roadside Station Amarube is beneath the bridge, as well as a lawn area and a gazebo. Walking paths ascend to the observation facility, but you can also reach it with ease by taking the Amarube Crystal Tower elevator.
  • Nada-Kuroiwa Narcissus Field
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    Hyougo Pref. Minamiawajishi Nadakuroiwa 2
    One of Japan's largest narcissus fields, it is located on the steep slope of Mt. Yuzuruha in southern Awaji Island. About 180 years ago, fishermen near the shore planted narcissus bulbs on the mountain and proliferated profusely, making it one of Japan's three largest fields. Mainly consisting of single-flowered wild Japanese narcissus, you can watch them along the promenade. The contrast between the lemon-yellow narcissuses and blue ocean from the observation deck is superb. They ordinarily bloom from late December to around late February.
  • Mogamiyama Park (Momijiyama)
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    Hyogo Shiso-shi Yamasakicho Motoyamasaki
    "Located approximately five minutes from the Chugoku Expressway's Yamazaki Interchange, you can see maple trees from around the world at this park. In addition to 3,000 Japanese maples, there are also 400 maple trees from other countries, like China and Canada. At the height of fall, the entire mountain is colored in a beautiful blaze of red, truly living up to its name ""Momijiyama,"" which refers to the lovely autumn foliage. Visitors are sure to enjoy taking a carefree stroll on the walking path, where maple trees stretch out from either side to form a tunnel full of fall colors. With Benten Pond nearby, it is a place for residents to relax. The Mt. Momiji Maple Tree Festival is held at the end of November, and trees are lit up at night during this time for viewing."

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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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