Sightseeing: Kobe and other regions

Hikonyan

Hikone Castle is one of the 12 remaining Japanese castles. It is located east side of Shiga, on the edge of Lake Biwa (the largest lake in Japan). The Tenshu(main castle tower) is designated as a nati [...]

himejicastle1

* This is the past event. Himeji Castle is one of the most important historic buildings in Japan.  It was built in 16th century as a fortress of the feudal load and has preserved its original form for [...]

himejist

While traveling Japan, you might use Shinkansen bullet trains as just locomotions.  But the bullet trains are not only means of mobility, but also masterpiece of Japanese technology. I definitely thin [...]

akashi kaikyo bridge

At 3911 meters in length, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the longest (as well as tallest) suspension bridge in the world. Located just west of Kobe in Hyogo prefecture, the bridge spans the picturesque A [...]

ise jingu shrine

Ise Jingu Shrine has six hundred priests, two thousand years history, and seven million visitors per year. The Japanese prime minister pays an official visit for a new year’s prayer. It is the m [...]

kawasaki shinkansen

Kawasaki’s motor bike are not as popular as Honda’s and Yamaha’s but have very enthusiastic fans in Japan and overseas. Kawasaki Good Time World is the best spot for them to know the company’s product [...]

nada hakutsuru

There are thousands of sake breweries in Japan and each one has its unique taste and flavor which derives from the local rice and water. Among them, Nada district of Kobe has about 40 breweries and pr [...]

kobe illumination

(This is a past event)

koyasan

Koyasan mountain has Kongo-buji temple, the headquarter of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The temple is situated in a small town at 900 meter high in the mountain. Since Kukai, the most famous Buddhist [...]