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Plateau Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Tonomine Highlands
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Kanzakigunkamikawachou Kawakami
    "A highland area with hiking courses located along the Bantan Renraku Road in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. The highland was used as a filming location for the movie ""Norwegian Wood"" and the historical television dramas ""Taira no Kiyomori"" and ""Gunshi Kanbei."" In spring, the highland is covered in greenery and flowers come into bloom. In summer, cool, refreshing breezes blow, while in winter the landscape is covered in white, powdery snow. In particular, however, the highland is a renowned fall foliage destination, and in autumn some 90 hectares of white tasseled Japanese pampas grass growing on the highland create a stunning spectacle. Each year in March, controlled burns are conducted on the highland; in September, moon-viewing parties are held and in October a Japanese pampas grass festival is celebrated on the plateau."
  • Hachikita Highlands
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Prefecture Bigata-gun Kami-cho
    A highland sprawling on the north side of Mt. Hachibuse in Osasa, Muraoka Ward, Kami Town, Mikata County. The location of the Hachikita Ski Resort as well as numerous ryokan inns, hotels, lodges, and hot spring bathhouses. Events held in the area include ski tournaments such as the Hachikita Alpine Skiing Competition, and Cronoscalate in Hachikita, a hill climbing tournament which makes use of specially closed off public roads.
  • Hachi Highlands
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Yabushi Kusaide
    A highland sprawling partway up the southern slope of Mt. Hachibuse in Yabu City. There are mountain climbing and hiking courses here as well as a campground and paragliding school, plus a ski resort in winter, and visitors can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the area. There are also numerous hotels, ryokan inns, and lodges to be found in this resort destination.
  • Wakasu Kogen Oya Camping Ground, Summer Gelaende (Artificial Ski Slope)
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Yabushi Oyachouwakasu 99-2 Oya ski area
    This facility is part of the Wakasu Kogen Oya Camping Ground in Wakasu, Oya-cho, Yabu City. A ski resort in winter and a camp ground in the green season, this slope is maintained so you can ski in the summer too. They also have equipment for mat and water jumping.
  • Saihoji Temple no Shidarezakura
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Yabu-shi Yokacho Yagi 2819
  • Mayashizenkansatuen
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Mayasanchou 2-2
  • Asago Himehana Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Asago Santocho Gakuonji 586
  • Hachibuse Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Yabu-shi Hachi Kogen

Hyogo Areas


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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