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Posts Tagged 'VISIT HANSHIN'

The Stylish Highway Rest Area of Takarazuka City Inspired by the Southern European Scenery

Everyone knows the rest areas along highways and toll roads, but few are aware of the super stylish road stop at Takarazuka City. Let’s explore the Ta…

A glass blowing experience in the lush green hills around Sanda Glass Art Center!

The Sanda Glass Art Center in southeastern Sanda City is the largest of its kind in the Kansai region. Enjoy beautiful artworks (glass cups) by outsta…

Myoken no Mori Forest: Bathe in the lush nature of Japan’s best “Satoyama”

Kawanishi City’s Mt. Myoken is in southeastern Hyogo Prefecture. This sprawling mountainside is affectionately called “Myoken no Mori” (li…

Five Unique Liquors from the Northern Hanshin Area

A Selection of Five Unique Liquors from the Northern Hanshin Area in Hyogo Pref.

Many sake producers from the northern Hanshin area are famous nationwide, but this area is also home to many other local liquors as well. Here are fiv…

SANDWICH LE MANS

An Introduction to the Northern Hanshin Area Sandwich Shops (Hyogo Pref.)

Sandwiches are always great for an easy meal or a light snack, whether packed for picnics or enjoyed at home. Here is a selection of unique sandwich s…

fine fig foods

Fine fig foods from Kawanishi, Hyogo Prefecture!

Figs, one of the prized products of Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, are in season from early August to mid-October. These figs are special because l…

Takarazuka City Tourism Ambassadors

Takarazuka City Tourism Ambassadors (Hyogo Prefecture) talk about the charm of the city

Almost every year since 2009 in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture, Tourism Ambassador Princess Knights called “Sapphires” are chosen from …

Hanshin Wagashi

The northern Hanshin area’s special Japanese sweets

At these long-established Japanese sweets shops loved by the locals, discover famous Japanese delicacies that shine a light on the unique charms of ea…

Hydrangeas in Oya Alps Land

At Oya Alps Land, catch a stellar view of starry skies above Osaka and Kobe

Less than an hour’s drive from Osaka and Kobe in the northeastern part of the Hanshin area, enjoy the magnificent scenery of the four seasons at…

Takarazuka Grand Theater

Walking Through Takarazuka: A World of Fine Art and Anime

Located in southeastern Hyogo Prefecture, home to the Takarazuka Grand Theater, The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, and Hana no Michi (Flower Road) among o…