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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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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!
Kobe, “the most liveable city for Indians” in Japan offers a fun festival, relaxing yoga lessons, and amazing Indian food!
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.
It's worth visiting Kobe just to sip great wine and savor high quality cheese.
Here's our 5 favorite "viewpoints" to find beauty in the city of Kobe. Tell us your favorite spots!
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.
Mount Rokko's Million Dollar View / Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture)
Indulging in Hot Springs, Delicious Seafood & Beautiful Scenery / Kinosaki Onsen (Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture)
A Cruise For Vehicle Lovers - From Kobe Shipyard To Kobe Airport : Cruising Cafe Fantasy (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Kobe Harbor Cruise towards Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Aboard “Concerto” (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Kobe Sightseeing, Famous Bread & Popular Souvenirs : Isuzu Bakery (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Tamagoyaki - Akashiyaki : Lots of Eggs & Amazing Soup! Too Good To Stop (Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture)
Takasago Nikuten: Crepe-like Okonomiyaki with Yummy Potatoes (Hyogo Prefecture)
'Glimpse 20 Thousand Plum Trees’!Searching for Beautiful Spring Scenery Backdropped by the Sea @ Mt. Ayabe! !
While Kobe Beef & Chinese Cuisine are of Course Delicious, Sobameshi is Kobe's Prided B-Grade Gourmet!
Writer Baton: Enjoying Luxurious Oysters from Setouchi, Okayama!
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!"
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?
In a mountain valley of the Kibi plateau there is a village with red roofs.
Japanese boxed lunches are a good travel mate, and can even be quite fun.
Mt. Gagyu as seen from JR Bitchu Takahashi station.
Soja city is located in the mid-south of Okayama prefecture, an area that was once the center of the ancient Kibi province.
Tamashima is a town area located in the western part of Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture.
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!
The year 2004 was the 50th anniversary of the Yakuri cable cars. I think I've seen this "face" somewhere...
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.
The shintai (object of worship) is an enormous stone that is a complete mystery!
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.
Thump, thump, thump, thump… Four cute little ogres strike the rhythm by tapping the floor with long canes.
Nishinomiya Shrine in Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture is the head shrine of the 3,500 Ebisu sect shrines in Japan.