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  • The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum
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    4.0
    137 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Mukogawachou 7-65
    "A museum which celebrates the achievements of noted manga artist Osamu Tezuka. The museum's entrance is modeled after a palace appearing in ""Princess Knight,"" and a life-sized figure dolls of Astro Boy welcomes visitors. The museum has a theater showing original movies and a standing exhibition room designed to look like a pod from the future. There's also a library with a full featured search system. There's an animation studio on the first floor where visitors can learn how animated works are made. The museum cafe is modeled after ""Kimba, the White Lion."" Note: The museum is temporarily closed for renovations from December 25, 2018 to March 31, 2019."

    This place was pretty cool, with plenty of historical information and time capsules. I felt strangely like I was suddenly thrust into an episode of Dr Who for some reason.

  • Takarazuka Grand Theater
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyogo Pref. Takaradukashi Sakaemachi 1-1-57
    This theater is in Sakae Town, Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, and it is the home of the Takarazuka Revue. There are 2,527 seats total on the first and second floors, and the “Takarazuka Bow Hall” lies in an adjacent building. It specializes in musicals, and the various troupes take turns performing both overseas productions and original productions. Spectacular shows are held year-round. The theater also contains the “Takarazuka Revue Hall of Fame,” which opened to celebrate the revue’s 100-year anniversary, as well as a restaurant, shop, and other facilities.
  • Hanshin Koshien Stadium
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    4.5
    671 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koushienchou 1-82
    This baseball stadium is in Koshien Town, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture and is the headquarters of the professional baseball team the “Hanshin Tigers.” It is also used as the site for the two major national high school baseball competitions, the “Japanese High School Baseball Championship” held in summer and the “Japanese High School Baseball Invitational Tournament” held in spring. While it features single-layer type stands, it has the largest capacity of any baseball stadium in Japan. The “Koshien Museum,” which introduces the history of the stadium and the Tigers as well as high school baseball, is a popular attraction, as are the stadium tours. There's plenty of original food as well, and the jumbo grilled chicken skewers, Koshien curry, and Koshien fried soba are famous.

    Huge stadium for nationals event - baseball. There is a museum outside the stadium which you have to pay for the entrance 600yen for adult and 300 for children.

  • Hyogo Performing Arts Center
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Takamatsuchou 2-22
    This arts and culture center with three halls is a two-minute walk south of Hankyu Electric Railway's Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station on the Kobe Line in Hyogo Prefecture. It has a recital hall, a theater with balcony seating, and a Grand Hall with three balconies. A rehearsal room and a studio are available for practice. Its barrier free facilities include seats for wheelchair users and bone conduction hearing aids. The restaurant is run by the head chef of Kobe Kitano Hotel and offers an authentic Western menu.

    佐渡裕さんプロデュースの複合ホールです。大ホールは兵庫県では規模、音響とも最高レベル、関西全体で見ても上位にあるホールと思います。その分、4階席は相当高い場所にあるため、演目によってはオペラグラスは必須でしょう。無料で登録できるチケット会員になれば一般公開よりも先に予約可能です。オンラインだと席種だけですが、近場の方はチケット売り場に行けば個別の席指定も可能です。同じS席でも場所の差が大きいので...

  • Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport KOSHIEN
    Shopping
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koushienhachibanchou 1-100
    This shopping center in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture is about five minutes on foot from the East Ticket Gate of the Hanshin Electric Railway's Koshien Station. It has an array of stores including variety shops, fashion shops, and a travel agency, as well as a range of restaurants serving Japanese and Western food, yakiniku Japanese barbecue, horumon grilled offal, and more. There are also a kids' area and stroller rental available for moms with young children so they can enjoy shopping.
  • Nakayama-dera Temple
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    4.0
    183 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Nakayamadera 2-11-1
    This Buddhist temple is in Nakayamadera Temple, Takarazuka City. Built by Shotoku Taishi, it's regarded as Japan's first sanctuary dedicated to the Bodhisattva Kannon, a goddess of mercy. It's the 24th temple of 33 on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. The principal object of worship is an image of an 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva that is thought to aid women in particular. As worshiping there fulfilled Toyotomi Hideyoshi's prayers for a child, the temple attracts people seeking fertility and safe childbirth.

    It is strange I live here in Takarazuka city long line but I never came here to see Nakayamadera. I am happy to have this experience too. Beautiful place I am sure to return here I think during New...

  • KidZania Koshien
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    4.5
    256 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    My 5 years old enjoyed KidZania Koshien so much, she didnt wanna eat nor leave. Compare to KidZania Bangkok, I would say Koshien branch is 100% BETTER in detail and organisation. However, most of...

  • es koyama
    Shopping
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Yurinokidai 5-32-1
    "A Western confectionary shop located a 10-minute drive from JR Shin-Sanda Station on the Fukuchiyama Line. The shop's most popular item is the ""Koyama Roll,"" a roll cake which was created during the grand champion tournament on TV Tokyo's ""TV Champion."" Created based on the idea that ""simple is best,"" the cake consists of rich whipped cream mixed with a touch of custard and wrapped in a carefully air-fluffed sponge cake. This tasty treat is further accented with a mildly sweet chestnut compote. The shop also offers other select Western-style sweets lovingly crafted by the shop's chef such as baumkuchen."
  • Kiyoshikojin Seicho-ji Temple
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    4.5
    88 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Takaradukashi Maitani Kiyoshi 1
    "This Buddhist temple in Maitani Kiyoshi, Takarazuka City was founded in 896. It was bestowed with the title of ""Japan's First Kiyoshikojin"" by Emperor Uda. Mixing Buddhist and native Shinto elements, it's primary god Kojin is known as a deity of fire, the hearth, and the kitchen. People in their unlucky years keep hibashi fire tongs thought to be blessed by Kojin as talismans during the period, and later dedicate them to the deity at the temple's Hibashi-Nojo Hall. The precincts also feature the Tessai Museum, which displays the work of the calligrapher Tessai Tomioka."

    We enjoyed the walk to the temple from the station. It is lined with interesting shops and restaurants. We visited in Winter so the trees were without leaves and it was quite cold. The turtle pond...

  • Itami Sky Park
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    4.5
    241 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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."

    We brought our kids there and there was a nice playground for them, plus a good view of incoming and outgoing airplanes. Perhaps a food vendor or two would make it even more complete, especially on...

  • Hirota-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    72 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Taishachou 7-7
    Written about in the Nihon Shoki, this is Hyogo Prefecture's oldest shrine. You can reach it by taking a Hankyu or Hanshin bus to the Hirota Jinja Mae stop. There's a view of Mt. Rokko to the rear of the shrine with its legend of Empress Jingu and you can see from Nishinomiya's townscape to Omaehama Beach and Osaka Bay from the front. Besides daily rituals, they hold the Tsuki Hajime Sai and Hatsu Hoko Sai on the 1st of every month, the Tsukinami no Matsuri on the 16th, as well as various events throughout the year that attract visitors from all over Japan. The shrine's kobanomitsuba azaleas have been designated a Prefectural Natural Monument, and they hold an Azalea Festival in April.

    this shrine is one of the nearest from my home. I sometimes visit here with my dog. This shrine has long long history from 8 century. You can experience calm mind in front of the main building.

  • Mondo Yakujin Tokoji Temple
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Mondonishimachi 2-26
    This Buddhist temple is about 10 minutes by taxi from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station. One of Japan's three Yakujin temples, it enshrines Yakujin Myoo, who is said to ward off all misfortune. Features besides the front gate which was completely destroyed by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and then rebuilt include an inner tower gate and the Yakujindo sub-shrine. Besides Yakujin Myoo, the temple also honors Fudo Myoo, Aizen Myoo, Daikokuten, the principal object of worship Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai, and Kukai, later known as Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon sect of Buddhism. The spacious precincts feature an area with sand from each of the stops on Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage along with representations of their principle objects of worship, giving you a chance to replicate the pilgrimage with ease.

    嵯峨天皇が629年に空海に命じ 愛染明王と不動明王が一体になった 厄神明王を刻んだ一体。他2体は石清水八幡宮と高野山の天野大社へ。 ただし現存は此処の門戸厄神のみ。 500円でそえごまの祈祷をお願いしました。 非常に静かな霊場です。

  • Sasayama Castle Ruins
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Sasayamashi Kitashinmachi 2-3
    The ruins of Sasayama Castle, flatland-mountain castle build on a small hill called Sasayama, located a 10-minute drive east from the Tannan Sasayamaguchi interchange on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway. The castle's moat, stone base, and base of keep still stand. Sasayama castle never had a keep, instead centering on a hall called the Oshoin, which was rebuilt in March 2000. Inside the hall, visitors can view informational panels on historic events which occurred in Sasayama Domain during the Edo period as well as models and other exhibits which provide information on what the castle and town beneath it once looked like as well as the different lords who ruled the area. The hall's theater room screens informational videos.
  • East Rokko Observatory
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Koshimizu Shakegouyama Inside the driveway
    An observatory located close to the Hoden Gate and the Ashiya Gate on the Royu Driveway. A part of Setonaikai National Park, the observatory has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's 100 most beautiful night views due to the splendor of the city lights and starry sky visible from its location 645 meters above sea level. Used to film scenes for television dramas, visitors are also encouraged to enjoy a sunrise or sunset from the observatory. The observatory's most attractive feature is its expansive panoramic view which encompasses Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Awaji Island, Tomogashima Island, and the western Kansai region. A cafe operates at the observatory on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and offers takeout. Visitors can also pick up tourism pamphlets here.

    Mt. Rokkō offers great views of two regional cities- Kobe and Osaka. This particular overlook shows you views of Osaka from afar, and includes a map indicating where you are and at what elevation...

  • Itami City Children's Culture & Science Museum
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Kuwadu 3-1-36
    Museum facilities include a planetarium which utilizes a Megastar IIB Itami projector to display a stunning 5 million starts on a 14-meter dome. There are also numerous hands on exhibits which present the wonders of space in the museum's standing exhibition such as rocket launchers and a bicycle powered solar system. In addition, the museum holds special exhibitions. From the rooftop observatory, visitors can watch planes landing and taking off at the nearby Osaka International Airport; after exploring the museum, check out the airport-adjoining Itami Sky Park.

    スカイパークの近くにある科学館です。 スカイパークにはかなり子供連れが多いので、それに伴いこっちにも人が来るようです。 プラネタリウムがおすすめです。

  • Aramaki Rose Park
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    4.5
    78 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Aramaki 6-5-50
    "A garden adjoining Midori no Plaza a 10-minute drive from the Takarazuka interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. Some 10 thousand rose plants spanning around 250 varieties from countries around the world grow in the garden. The garden is divided into a local rose garden planted with varieties like the Madam Violet and Amatsu Otome, a cultivar created in Itami City and named after a popular opera star of the time; and the ""Hasselt"" garden named after Itami's sister city in Belgium. The best time to see the garden's roses is from mid-May to mid-June and from mid-October to mid-November."

    I have been here a number of times in different seasons. Peaceful place, and such a variety. There is also an interesting walk along a nearby waterway.

  • Koyaike Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Koyaike 3
    "A park located right next to the ""Matsugaoka"" and ""Koyaikekoenmae"" bus stops. Known as one of the Kansai region's top destinations for migratory birds, each year from fall through winter numerous waterfowls stop by and gather in the park's ponds. In spring, visitors might catch sight of eggs and baby chicks as well. Originally ponds created for agricultural purposes in the distant Nara period (710-794), in the modern Showa period (1926-1989) the site was turned into a public park. The park also has bridges to aid watching wild birds. The Furusato Komichi walking path area is a habitat for butterflies and cicadas. From June to July, visitors may also be able to see fireflies in the park's square."
  • Itami City Museum of Insects
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Koyaike 3-1 in Kunyang pond park
    An insect museum located in Koyaike Park built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Itami City. The museum's biggest draw is its butterfly hothouse, where year-round visitors can view some 1,000 butterflies spanning 14 species inside a domed glass hothouse filled with tropical flowering plants. One of the largest butterfly houses in Japan, visitors can see tree nymph butterflies, a variety only found naturally on the islands of Okinawa and southward; there are also chrysalises on display. The museum's live insect exhibit room has exhibits displaying some 30 insect species, including leaf insects-only three facilities nationwide have living leaf insects on display.

    A great place to visit if you are interested in the natural world. Plenty of beautiful butterflies in the butterfly section- amazing. Plenty of unusual insects and great educational displays. I...

  • Shirayuki Brewery Village Choujugura
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyougo Pref. Itamishi Chuou 3-4-15
    A sake brewery over 460 years old located a five-minute walk from Itami Station. The facility also imports beer from Belgium and makes and sells Shirayuki, Japan's oldest seishu refined sake brand still in production. The first floor of the facility serves as a museum containing some 200 tools spanning 130 varieties actually used since ancient times to make sake. There's a diorama which recreates what an Edo period (1603-1868) sake brewery looked like and there are also photo spots where visitors can take 3D art photos of rice wine vats and straw-wrapped casks. In the second-floor restaurant, visitors can enjoy fresh-brewed sake, beer, and original dishes.
  • Hana no Jutan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hyougo Pref. Sandashi Eitakuji 170
    "A green park adjoining the Eitakuji Iris Gardens in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture. One of only a very view gardens dedicated to moss phlox, more than 50 varieties of the flowering plant from around the country grow on the grounds and cover the park's hillside in a carpet of 100 million blossoms during the blooming season from mid-April to early May. This in turn is what gave rise to the park's name, which means ""Carpet of Flowers."" There's a teahouse in the park and visitors can bring a bento box lunch or pet with them to relax and enjoy themselves."

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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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