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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
  • By simply selecting the arrival airport and major train stations around Japan, find routes to stations nearest your destination.
  • Display a map of the arrival train station and areas surrounding sightseeing spots.

Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

Usage Guide


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Facilities of the confectionary industry introduce not only manufacturing processes and the history of confectionary but also amusing advertisements and episodes that reflect the social situation in the past, which adds an interesting twist. Some facilities offer viewing tours and tasting corners.

Glicopia Kobe

1. 7-1, Takatsukadai, Nishi-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo.
2. 1-min. walk from "Takatsukadai 1-chome" Bus Stop by bus #23 or #12 departing from Bus Stop of Subway Seishin-chuo Sta.
3. 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. Closed on Fri., mid-Aug. & New Year's holiday
4. Apply by phone.
5 Tel.(078)991-3693 (English spoken)
6. 1 hr. 10min.
7. No English speaking guide is available.
8. Taking photographs is prohibited in the factory.