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HYOGO

Hyogo is home to Kobe, a long-standing international trade center, and Arima Hot Springs that are famous all over Japan. Take tours of beautiful sights that you won't find anywhere but here such as the charming hot spring area and wondrous Takeda Castle ruins.

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Ruins of Takeda Castle

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50-minute walk from JR Takeda Station

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Arima Hot Springs

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It takes approximately 30 minutes from "Sannomiya" Station to Arima Onsen Station by the Kobe Electric Railway via Shin-kobe/Tanigami Station

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HYOGO

Hyogo is home to Kobe, a long-standing international trade center, and Arima Hot Springs that are famous all over Japan. Take tours of beautiful sights that you won't find anywhere but here such as the charming hot spring area and wondrous Takeda Castle ruins.

Ruins of Takeda Castle

 "The ruins of Takeda Castle" are located at the peak of Mt. Kojo in the city of Asago. On particularly foggy mornings, the base of the mountain becomes invisible and the castle seems to be floating in air. This mystical scene is where the nickname "Castle in the Sky" comes from and it has also appeared in the movie "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa.
If you're lucky, you may be able to see the ruins floating in a sea of mist from the Ritsuunkyo viewing deck at the time of sunrise in the months of October and November.

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Arima Hot Springs

 Arima Hot Springs are accessible from Kobe and Osaka city centers and are known as one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan. Experience the scene of traditional wooden buildings lined along the narrow streets and peaceful ambiance of the hot spring town. There are hot springs that you can visit on a day-return trip, but why not stay for a night and have a stroll through the town?
Climb the nearby Mount Rokko with the ropeway and take a nature walk in the sky.

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Kobe Beef

 Hyogo is where the world-famous Japanese beef brand, "Kobe Beef" comes from.
Kobe Beef ranks among the top of many Japanese beef brands. Kobe Beef steak is highly recommended. Enjoy the beautifully presented, soft and finely textured meat that melts in your mouth.

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