Other Natural Terrain Spots in Hyogo Area

  • Kasumi Coast
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    Hyogo Mikata-gun Kamicho
    This coastline is located in Kami Town, Mikata County, Hyogo Prefecture. A variety of geological formations, the product of marine erosion, follow the coast, including vast columnar joints and precipices, tunnels and caves, and reefs. The coast was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty in 1938. The coast is also famous for its gorgeous ocean sunsets, viewable from mid-April through early September.
  • Noma River Fireflies in Tawarada District, Yachiyo Ward
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    Hyogo Taka-gun Takacho Yachiyo-ku Tawarada
    The banks of the Noma River near Freuden Yachiyo, Japan's first community garden with lodging, are famous as a firefly viewing spot. A 1.3-kilometer-long promenade has been built along the Noma River, a tributary of the Kako River. The firefly viewing season runs from early to late June. 20,000 to 50,000 genji-botaru fireflies (Luciola cruciata) can be viewed during the peak periods when the weather conditions are just right. The viewing period lasts for about 90 minutes in the evening twilight starting from around 7:30 PM. During the viewing season, the fantastic sight of the firefly's boisterous dance can be seen not only in the Tawarada district but also all across Taka Town.
  • Kannabe Lava Ryu
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    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Hidakacho
  • Akashi Strait
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  • Odanganaru
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    Hyogo Yabu-shi

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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