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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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Guesthouse MAYA should be a good base for a Kobe trip, and you can stay there as if you are living there. Private rooms are available, and are recommended for families. Also, you can enjoy shopping at a famous shopping street nearby!
This could be the best choice for your stay in Awajishima! How about having a family trip while staying at a hot spring resort where you can get a great ocean view? / Hotel New Awaji Group (Sumoto-shi, Hyogo)
If you are planning to stay in Awajishima, Hyogo Prefecture, let the Hotel New Awaji Group take care of you. You can make the trip you visualize a reality, ranging from casual to luxurious style.
What could be better than a nice meal of sushi? The answer: having sushi while enjoying a great view of the beautiful sea and the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge.
An inn where you get a taste of “the time for doing nothing” - “Arima Onsen,” the oldest hot spring village in Japan. The best season to visit is in the winter, when the cold wind blows.
This strawberry and tomato farmer on Awajishima suggests a new type of holiday activity. Taste as much of the red blessings of nature as you like!
The “Ando Gallery” was opened at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art,and introduces you to the path and new works of Tadao Ando. You will be fascinated by these works even though the gallery has no entrance-fee.
A guided tour, including teatime, where you can see the former “Koshien Hotel” – “Frank Lloyd Wright type” architecture by Arata Endo. / Koshien Hall at Mukogawa Women’s University (Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo)
The former Koshien Hotel was loved by the people and compared to the Imperial Hotel before WWII. Let’s go and see its charming and beautiful architecture through thisluxurious tour.
A museum where you can read all the comics of Osamu Tezuka, who is known as an author of “Astro Boy” and “Black Jack,” has re-opened after renovation.
The shintai (object of worship) is an enormous stone that is a complete mystery!
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.
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!
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.