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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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.

2015.2.4 Hyogo

Adults & Children in a Great Roar! New Year’s Ogre Chase at Prince Shotoku’s Kakurinji Temple!

Thump, thump, thump, thump… Four cute little ogres strike the rhythm by tapping the floor with long canes.

2015.1.13 Hyogo

A Million Temple Visitors Over 3 Days! Praying for Business Prosperity & Good Luck at the Toka-Ebisu Festival. Nishinomiya’s “Ebessan”!

Nishinomiya Shrine in Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture is the head shrine of the 3,500 Ebisu sect shrines in Japan.

2014.12.29 Hyogo

Getting a Feel for the Cosmopolitan City of Kobe (beyond the guidebooks) : The Kitano District!

Kobe city, The Kitano District.

Since the 1970s, districts such as Kazamidori no Yakata, an area of foreign residences, have increased in popularity.

2014.12.22 Hyogo

Kobe Luminarie Light Art : Wishes for Reconstruction & Peace for Souls…

Kobe Luminarie is arranged for the 20th time in the winter of 2014.

2014.12.16 Hyogo

Nishinomiya’s Historical Marina & Natural Coastline with a Gun Battery!

This is Kouroen in Nishinomiya city, Hyogo prefecture. As it was once located in front of a shrine, it has also been called Omaehama

2014.12.10 Hyogo

Lively Runners, Glistening Sea, Roadside Cheering, Emotion: The Kobe Marathon

The 4th Kobe Marathon was held on November 23rd, 2014. Starting off in front of Kobe city hall, nearly 20 thousand runners ran through the city areas towards Suma Beach then continued along the seashore.

2014.12.9 Hyogo

Colorful Cosmos Field on the Bank of Muko River

Every autumn, a field of cosmos appears on the Muko River bank, which flows in the southeastern part of Hyogo prefecture.

2014.12.3 Hyogo

Autumn Leaves of the World @ a Forest Arboretum!

When you get off the bus, a wind colder than that in the city blows through the trees. This is part of the Mt. Rokko group of mountains, situated in the southeastern part of Hyogo prefecture that has been designated part of the Setonaikai National Park.

2014.11.25 Gourmet Hyogo

A Feast from Hyogo Prefecture (Autumn Edition)

For a little bit of luxury at the dinner table using only local ingredients, this time we will be introducing delicious dishes from Hyogo Prefecture.

2014.10.26 Art Hyogo

Refreshed Hakuro-jō : Himeji Castle (Hyogo)

In 1992, Japan ratified the Convention Concerning Protection of World Cultural and National Heritage Sites.

2014.10.21 Art Hyogo

“The 90th anniversary of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece”: Ashiya City, Hyogo

Mr. Yamamoto, director of Yodokō Guest House says that the building, which stands proudly on the ridge of Mt. Rokkō, ‘looks like a ship sailing towards the Seto Inland Sea’.

2014.10.13 Gourmet Hyogo

Shin-Nagata : A town of mouth-watering “Shitamachi” cuisine & Tetsujin 28-go (Gigantor)!

Around lunchtime in Shin-Nagata... People out to get lunch are cycling into Nishi-Kobe Center Gai (pronounced ‘guy’) Street to the background sound of a harmonica being played by a shop owner on the street.

2014.10.5 Art Hyogo

(ancient burial mound) : Soak-up History in the Sea Breeze! (Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture)

Leaving Tarumi station, I turned left, walked a little and saw the sign for Goshikizuka Kofun...