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  • Ibonoito Museum Somen-no-Sato
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Tatsunoshi Kamiokachouokumura 56
    A museum located west of the Okumura Haiji temple a 15-minute drive from the Himeji-nishi, Tatsuno, and Fukuda interchanges. Operated by the Hyogo Prefecture Tenobe Somen Cooperative, famous for making Ibonoito Somen noodles, the museum has a demonstration corner where visitors can watch Somen being stretched to three times their length using a pole, a sample corner, and a room from which visitors can watch a factory making noodles beyond a glass window. The museum's shop sells Somen noodles, Hiyamugi cold noodles, and other local products. A restaurant on the first floor serves gozen meals which come with your choice of Zaru somen noodles on a serving basket or Nyumen noodles in broth. The restaurant also offers Somen sushi rolls only available in limited quantities each day. The museum is closed on Mondays.

    たまたま前を通ったので立ち寄ってみました。 試食のそうめんもいただけるし、お土産ものも購入できます。 ドライブの休憩としても使える場所だと思いました

  • Kakogawa Maritime Culture Center
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    Hyougo Pref. Kakogawashi Befuchou Minatomachi 16
    "Located a 15-minute drive from the Kakogawa-higashi interchange and right next to the ""Maritime Culture Center-mae"" bus stop, this is the only public maritime-related facility in Kakogawa City. Popular with children as well, facilities include an artificial pond and sailing boat-themed playground. The center's library has children's picture books as well as a large collection of books on the ocean such as sea charts and topographic maps exceeding 60 thousand volumes. There's also a cafe corner with a view of the Shikoku region. Handicraft events and activities are held in the second-floor training room on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays."
  • Hyogo Prefectural Ureshinodai Lifelong Education Center
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    Hyougo Pref. Katoushi Shimokume 1227-18
    A lifelong learning center located a 10-minute drive from the Takino-Yashiro interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. Dedicated to being a space where local residents can engage in independent learning as well as one which promotes education, culture, and health, the center has a wood carving and woodworking room, pottery room, and other learning facilities. The center also has a full array of exercise and walking facilities in the site 10 times the size of Koshien Stadium, including a sports ground, a gymnasium, and a forest with a walking path. Plus there's a campground and lodging facility, ensuring there's fun for everyone here, from children to adults.
  • Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum
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    4.0
    91 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Uozakinishimachi 1-9-1
    "You can reach this museum by getting off at the JR Rokko Liner's Minami-Uozaki Station, taking the elevator to the first floor, and walking two minutes northwest. The museum displays an array of small sake related items, as well as the ""Nada-based Sake Brewery's Equipment,"" a nationally designated Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property. The original building collapsed in the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and the current structure incorporates some of its beams and pillars. Interacting with the equipment will give you a feel for the traditional Kimoto method for brewing sake, as well as the work and life of the brewers. They have tastings that include raw, unprocessed sake as well. Their original Sakagura Soft Serve Ice Cream is a hit."

    We just spent a wonderful morning at the brewery. An informative video, small exhibition and tasting. Rather than walking to another brewery, we decided to take the tour of factory where they make...

  • Sawanotsuru Sake Museum
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Oishiminamimachi 1-29-1
    The Sawanotsuru Sake Museum is 10 minutes on foot from Hanshin Oishi Station in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. Housed in the Oishi Kura that was built over 170 years ago in the late Edo period, the museum educates the public about sake brewing culture and features exhibits on traditional Nada Sake brewing. These include valuable sake making equipment like large sake barrels from Sawanotsuru's 300-plus-year history, as well as models of Japanese ships such as Kitamae / Sengoku-bune that were used for sake transport. There is also a museum shop where visitors can enjoy free tastings of unprocessed sake.

    Two floors of exhibits inside a real sake brewery building thats declared a cultural treasure by the government. Theres a small garden with a well and the exterior is a nice photographic subject...

  • EL VILLAGE OKAWACHI
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    Hyougo Pref. Kanzakigunkamikawachou Hase Nitta 34-1
    This facility dedicated to the hydroelectric Okawachi Power Station is about a 15-minute drive or bus ride from Teramae Station on the JR Bantan Line. You can spend a fun day learning about hydroelectric energy through tours of the power station, displays, and observing the dam via computer. Other attractions include their Kids' House with wooden toys, building blocks, and a ring toss for them to play with, their Decorative Bottle House displaying small bottles with dried flowers and nuts inside, and their Green House that sells seasonal flowers and more. There's a cafe, too.
  • Nishinomiya Shell Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Nishinomiyahama 4-13-4
    "This shell museum was founded in 1999. It's about 20 minutes from Hanshin Nishinomiya on the Hanshin Bus. Built to resemble a yacht, the blue of the interior is reminiscent of the sea. Visitors learn about a variety of shells while having fun through interactive displays encouraging them to ""Look, Touch, and Feel."" They present an incredible variety of shells, including familiar edible clams, sea shells like Japanese little neck clam and abalone, freshwater shells from species living in rivers and lakes, and shells from species that inhabit the land. The kids' corner has easily accessible displays, making this venue fun for everyone."

    Went to the shell museum with a four year old and parents. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the child was totally involved. Nice place in the afternoon and then across the street for an mid-afternoon...

  • Ako Marine Science Museum, Shio-no-Kuni
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Misaki 1891-4
    "This science museum teaches visitors about Ako, salt, and the sea. It's approximately ten minutes by bus from JR Banshu-Ako Station on the grounds of Ako Seaside Park. The museum's exhibits are divided into four zones: Introduction to the Sea, Welcome to Ako, Learning about the Sea, and the Salt Gallery. It provides a good overview of the area's salt making history, the geological history of the Seto Inland Sea, and Ako's natural environment. You can also try your hand at making salt at their Salt Farm ""Shio-no-Kuni,"" which mimics how it was produced in former times."

    入場料300円で塩の手作り体験ができる。子供向けの体験学習であるが、大人でも興味を持てる体験である。できた塩をお土産にできる。

  • Himeji City Museum of Literature
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Yamanoichou 84
    This literature museum located in Yamanoi-cho, Himeji City houses the literary collections of various authors, poets, and collectors. One of these is the late Mr. Toranosuke Kanai who was a professor at Shoin Women's Junior College. The museum has about 30,000 items from his collection in their Toranosuke Kanai Bunko including Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) period manuscripts, literary documents, periodicals, and more. Other standing exhibits include one dedicated to the philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro who had ties to Himeji and one about the novelist Shiba Ryotaro. They also maintain the Himeji Castle History Monogatari Hall and the Kotoba no Mori Exhibition Room.

    This building, designed by the renowned Tadao Ando, blends manmade ingenuity with nature, in the lay-out the respects the undulating terrain, and in the incorporation of water. One may reach this...

  • Himeji City Science Museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Himejishi Aoyama 1470-15
    "This science museum located in Aoyama, Himeji City has permanent exhibit themes titled ""Space,"" ""General Science,"" and ""Earth and Nature."" Its concept is to ""provide visitors with experiences they can't get elsewhere."" Exhibitions feature original displays and realia with scientific specimens, dioramas, and computer graphics. They also have large exhibits like their Jumbo Hot Air Balloon and their Foucault Pendulum, as well as a planetarium with a diameter of 27-meter dome. The museum holds science shows, special and planned exhibits, and other events."

    There is in the mountain with lake and dam. Traffic condition is too bad, maybe there are some bus route around here. There is no train station. Car is very convenient to go there. Enrtrance fee is...

  • Toyooka Municipal Museum of the Oriental White Stork
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    4.5
    10 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Toyokashi Shounji 127
    "This museum is located on the grounds of ""Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork"" in Shounji, Toyooka City. It has displays on the natural environment and wildlife of the region, as well as on stork ecology and efforts towards the species' recovery in the wild. A biotope and breeding area are open to the public where you can observe storks they are rearing and other wetland creatures."

    こちらではスタッフの説明が聞けたり、写真や図、剥製など色んな動物の展示や資料があります。館内で学んでから外で実際に見てコウノトリの勉強が出来ます。

  • HAKUTSURU Sake Brewery Museum
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Higashinada-ku Sumiyoshiminamimachi 4-5-5
    This sake brewery museum is located in Kobe City. The Hakutsuru Sake Brewery which was built in the Taisho period is being used in its original form. Exhibitions on display in the museum include materials related to the brewing of “sake” (Japanese rice wine), tools actually used in the process of sake brewing and an exhibition of dummies that recreate the details of making sake in accordance with old-fashioned manufacturing processes. The process of making refined sake is introduced in a way which is easy to understand from washing the rice, introduction of “koji” (malted rice) to the filling of casks. There is also a free sake tasting corner and a shop.

    お酒造りが分かりやすい説明付きで、最後には試飲もできて良かったです。 あまりお酒を飲めなくても梅酒や柚子酒などもあり飲めました。お土産のお店を見るのも楽しかったです。

  • Ako Folk Culture Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Kariya 805-2
    This museum located in Ako City, Hyogo Prefecture exhibits folklore materials from Ako City. The building is a valuable Western-style building from the Meiji period (1868-1912), which used to be the building for the Ministry of Finance's Salt Bureau, and has been designated as an important tangible cultural property of Hyogo Prefecture. Inside, you can see everyday items and farming tools used in the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji periods (1868-1912), as well as craftsman tools for carpentry, armor and blacksmithing. It also exhibits textbooks from the time donated by residents of Ako City, wartime documents, and electrical appliances from during the post-war recovery, and introduces life during those eras.

    建築物鑑賞を趣味にしておられる方には 赤穂方面では、 お薦めの建築物です。 また、周りの環境もとっても、良いです。

  • Usukuchi Tatsuno Soy Sauce Museum
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Tatsunoshi Tatsunochouote 54-1
    This museum opened in November 1979 in Tatsuno City, Hyogo Prefecture as the world's first soy sauce museum. The main building made from brick with a wooden construction in a renaissance style is the headquarters of former Higashimaru Soy Sauce, and it is a designated national registered tangible cultural property. In addition to displaying over 2,400 items such as valuable soy sauce brewing tools and materials from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the days before World War II, you can learn the wisdom and techniques of the predecessors who succeeded in making soy sauce in Tatsuno with videos and other materials.

    龍野醤油協同組合の資料を展示する博物館として、日本初のしょうゆ博物館です。建物は旧本社社屋と古い仕込み蔵を改装したもので、有形文化財に指定されています。展示も昔の製造方法にそって、井戸水、原料、麦炒、麴室、仕込蔵、圧搾場、そして、帳場などが一連の現品展示されています。入って直ぐのライブラリースペースに、この製造プロセスの竹細工で精巧に再現されており、こちらも現品に勝るとも劣らない素晴らしい展示でし...

  • Awaji Cultural Museum
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Hyogo Sumoto-shi Yamate 1-1-27
    "This historical museum is located in 1 Chome Yamate, Sumoto City. The museum displays exhibits such as the restoration stage of Awaji Ningyo Joruri (dramatic puppet show), a folk performing art designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of the country, as well as the history and folklore of Sumoto since ancient times, and the Awaji Island oral epic ""Kuniumi Shinwa"" (Myth of the Birth of the Nation). At the adjacent Jikihara Gyokusei Memorial Museum of Art, a collection of works and materials by the master of Nanga, Jikihara Gyokusei, are kept and put on display."

    The centre informs about local history, events and customs through short film and exhibits on three floors. Admission is 400 Yen for adults. Although there are no English explanations, you will enjoy...

  • Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum
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    Hyogo Minamiawaji-shi
    A museum located in Ichisanjo, Minamiawaji City. The museum contains exhibits on Awaji ningyo joruri puppet theater, a traditional performing art dating back 500 years which has been designated a national Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property. Visitors can view puppets and other tools and props donated by the prestigious Awaji ningyo joruri theater troupe called Ichimura Rokunojo-za. The museum also sells joruri-themed merchandise.
  • Glass Workshop Run
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    Hyogo Pref. Sasayamashi Nishitani 1-5
  • GALLERY Dosuwa -tsuchiza-
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    Hyogo Pref. Minamiawajishi Tsui 2124-2
  • Tambashomarumatukama
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    Hyogo Pref. Sasayamashi Kondachoushimotachikui 220
  • Tataranosatogakushukan
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    Hyougo Pref. Shisoushi Chikusachounishigouchi 1048-38

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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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