Madoka Hori

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Madoka Hori / Photo-writer

Entrepreneurial translator/writer living in Hyogo.
As a licensed English tour guide, she occasionally takes tourists to beautiful destinations such as Kobe, Himeji, Okayama, Kyoto, and Osaka and her clients have never got lost so far.
On Setouchi Finder, as one of the original team members, she enjoys taking photos and sharing her favorite hidden gems.

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write up by Madoka Hori

Available Write Up: 43

2019.11.18 Hyogo

One of the three Natural Wonders of Japan: The Floating Rock Temple!!

The shintai (object of worship) is an enormous stone that is a complete mystery!

2019.3.22 Gourmet Hyogo

Walk around and eat a buta-man (steamed bun with minced pork filling), Peking duck, Kobe Beef and various foods in Kobe’s Chinatown./ Nankinmachi Shopping District (Kobe-shi, Hyogo)

Let’s walk around and eat at “Nankinmachi,” the Chinatown in Kobe! You will find your favorite foods here: Chinese food, sweets, and even Kobe Beef.

2019.3.22 Art Hyogo

This interactive museum excites people who love vehicles and mechanics./Kawasaki Good Times World (Kobe-shi, Hyogo)

Kawasaki Good Times World shows you the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group’s history of more than 120 years by attractively showing its actual core products. You can see, touch, and enjoy at this museum!

2019.3.7 Gift Hyogo

Kobe Shopping: 3 Distinct Local Brands to Bring Home(Kobe, Hyogo)【PR】

These are three of many trendy local brands that you should consider bringing home from Kobe. Shop around and find lesser-known designers while you're in town!

2019.1.10 Art Hyogo

Why Kobe is the Indian Culture Hub in Japan (Kobe, Hyogo)【PR】

Kobe, “the most liveable city for Indians” in Japan offers a fun festival, relaxing yoga lessons, and amazing Indian food!

2018.11.14 Art Hyogo

3 Perfect Spots in Kobe, Japan for History Buffs, Architecture Enthusiasts, and Almost Anyone (Kobe, Hyogo)【PR】

Don't skip Kobe, especially if you are into architecture! Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, Minatogawa Zuido Tunnel, and Hyogo Daibutsu Buddha are must-see attractions.

2018.9.12 Gourmet Hyogo

Gourmet Cheese and Wine in Kobe: The Ultimate Guide (Kobe, Hyogo) 【PR】

It's worth visiting Kobe just to sip great wine and savor high quality cheese.

2018.6.29 Art Hyogo

Locals Know Best: Great Instagrammable Spots to See City Views and Flowers in Kobe (Kobe, Hyogo) 【PR】

Here's our 5 favorite "viewpoints" to find beauty in the city of Kobe. Tell us your favorite spots!

2018.4.26 Art Hyogo

Knock, and the Rich World of Japanese Jazz Kissa Shall Be Opened unto You(Kobe, Hyogo)【PR】

Have you sit in a coffee shop for hours to listen to vinyl records of jazz? Visit a jazz kissa in Kobe and find out how it's like.

2017.11.29 Art Hyogo

Mount Rokko’s Million Dollar View / Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)

Mount Rokko's Million Dollar View / Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)

2017.11.29 Gourmet Hyogo

Indulging in Hot Springs, Delicious Seafood & Beautiful Scenery / Kinosaki Onsen (Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture)

Indulging in Hot Springs, Delicious Seafood & Beautiful Scenery / Kinosaki Onsen (Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.12.18 Cruise Hyogo

A Cruise For Vehicle Lovers – From Kobe Shipyard To Kobe Airport : Cruising Cafe Fantasy (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

A Cruise For Vehicle Lovers - From Kobe Shipyard To Kobe Airport : Cruising Cafe Fantasy (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.12.17 Cruise Hyogo

Kobe Harbor Cruise towards Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Aboard “Concerto” (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

Kobe Harbor Cruise towards Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Aboard “Concerto” (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.11.21 Gourmet Hyogo

Kobe Sightseeing, Famous Bread & Popular Souvenirs : Isuzu Bakery (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

Kobe Sightseeing, Famous Bread & Popular Souvenirs : Isuzu Bakery (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.11.3 Gourmet Hyogo

Tamagoyaki – Akashiyaki : Lots of Eggs & Amazing Soup! Too Good To Stop (Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture)

Tamagoyaki - Akashiyaki : Lots of Eggs & Amazing Soup! Too Good To Stop (Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.10.31 Gourmet Hyogo

Takasago Nikuten: Crepe-like Okonomiyaki with Yummy Potatoes (Hyogo Prefecture)

Takasago Nikuten: Crepe-like Okonomiyaki with Yummy Potatoes (Hyogo Prefecture)

2016.5.7 Hyogo

‘Glimpse 20 Thousand Plum Trees’!Searching for Beautiful Spring Scenery Backdropped by the Sea @ Mt. Ayabe! !

'Glimpse 20 Thousand Plum Trees’!Searching for Beautiful Spring Scenery Backdropped by the Sea @ Mt. Ayabe! !

2016.4.16 Gourmet Hyogo

While Kobe Beef & Chinese Cuisine are of Course Delicious, Sobameshi is Kobe’s Prided B-Grade Gourmet!

While Kobe Beef & Chinese Cuisine are of Course Delicious, Sobameshi is Kobe's Prided B-Grade Gourmet!

2016.4.14 Gourmet Okayama

Writer Baton: Enjoying Luxurious Oysters from Setouchi, Okayama!

Writer Baton: Enjoying Luxurious Oysters from Setouchi, Okayama!

2016.2.16 Hyogo

Banshu Ako Shio Ramen: A Special Bowlful from the Town of Salt!

I don’t know if it's because of its light color, but somehow shio (salt) ramen has a dull image. However, when it's put in front of you, don't you feel somehow safe? "Ah, this is it!"

2016.1.13 Hyogo

Inspection: What’s Different about Himeji Oden? Behind the Charm of Local Oden!

Since the reopening of Himeji Castle following extensive restoration, the area around Himeji station seems always to be bustling with people. If you've come all the way here to do some sightseeing, it's fun to try the local gourmet, right?

2015.12.11 Okayama

Time slip to the Meiji Era : Rouge Colored Town & Japan’s Oldest Wooden School Building!

In a mountain valley of the Kibi plateau there is a village with red roofs.

2015.12.8 Gourmet Hyogo

“Hipparidako Meshi” : An Addictive Boxed Lunch with Akashi Octopus, A Local Delicacy!

Japanese boxed lunches are a good travel mate, and can even be quite fun.

2015.10.18 Okayama

With its Elegant Pagoda, Bitchu Kokubunji Temple is an Essential Okayama Sightseeing Spot!

Soja city is located in the mid-south of Okayama prefecture, an area that was once the center of the ancient Kibi province.

2015.10.9 Okayama

Choose Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter & Tamashima when Sightseeing in Kurashiki! Tour Film Sets in the Harbor & Search for Local Souvenirs.

Tamashima is a town area located in the western part of Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture.

2015.7.28 Kagawa

Ritsurin Garden: A Place Not to Miss When Sightseeing in Kagawa & 5 Reasons to Visit Early in the Morning!

Accompanied by the comment, "It's worth traveling all the way", in Takamatsu there is a sightseeing spot that received high praise in a famous French travel guide!

2015.7.26 Kagawa

Recommended in Takamatsu: Ride the Cute, Retro Yakuri Cable Car & Visit Yakuriji Temple!

The year 2004 was the 50th anniversary of the Yakuri cable cars. I think I've seen this "face" somewhere...

2015.5.7 Okayama

Splendidly Handsome Firefighters Hold a Mid-Winter ‘Genpei’ Water War!

It’s past midday… Accompanied by high-spirited shouts, the fire truck arrives in the harbor sounding its siren, which marks the start of the battle.

2015.3.17 Gourmet Okayama

Next Vacation will be a BBQ Lunch & Shopping for Fresh Fish! Gomi no Ichi, Fresh Fish Market where Hinose Oysters & other Setouchi Blessings can be Enjoyed to the Fullest

Get off the bright yellow train and walk 15 minutes southwest from the ticket gate of JR Hinose train station and you arrive at a fish market known as ‘Gomi no Ichi’ (five flavor market), which is arranged by Hinose's fishery cooperative.

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