Take Beautiful Photos at Sorakuen!
In order to enjoy natural scenery in a carefree way, the culture of making beautiful gardens has developed in Japan. These are called “Entei”, in which realistic streams and ponds are created and trees are planted. Located in Kobe, Sorakuen is one such garden. Starting with a giant camphor tree dating from about 500 years ago, the bountiful nature spreading out before you offers a Japanese-style landscape for your pleasure.
Meeting An Adorable Panda at Kobe City's Oji Zoo
From Kobe Sannomiya Station in the city center,take the Hankyu train about 4 minutes to the Oji Koen Station, then walk approximately 3 minutes to reach Kobe City's Oji Zoo. About 800 animals of 130 species are exhibited here. This is the only zoo in all of Japan where you can see both a giant panda and koalas in the same place! Now, I'd like to introduce my experience here!
⑴ Kobe Edition. Use Coupons Wisely to Enjoy Traveling on the Hyogo Golden Route (Kobe/Himeji/Kinosaki)
This Web site offers coupons that can be used at tourist spots in Hyogo Prefecture. For this article, we asked Katerina to use them to experience the Hyogo Golden Route, which goes around the main tourist areas of Kobe, Himeji and Kinosaki. Here, Katerina will introduce the many attractions of Hyogo Prefecture!
Coupon for a Deal on Admission to “Yokan Nagaya”
Yokan Nagaya is an unusual facility made up of two symmetrical buildings. It features works by Art Nouveau talents such as Émile Gallé, Daum, and René Lalique. Additionally, it also features a variety of beautiful French furniture pieces. This facility is a lovely location to enjoy the atmosphere of Paris, the city of art.
Coupon for a Deal on a Shared Discount Passport for “Denmark House”
Denmark House is a museum that strives to introduce guests to Denmark’s history and culture. The museum features a performance on the sailing of pirate ships using lighting and sounds. Additionally, the museum houses a reproduction of the study of Hans Christian Andersen, fairy tale author known for works like “The Little Mermaid,” which has his favorite items on display.
Coupon for a Deal on Admission to “Ben’s House”
Ben’s House has been preserved in its original condition since its building in 1902, down to the fences, walls, and window frames. This is a western-style building full of history. This is the former home of English trader Ben Allison. The house also features trophies of animals that he hunted across the world (including rare animals like an enormous polar bear, white wolf, and a bald eagle).
Coupon for a Deal on Admission to “Ijinkan”
Ijinkan is a western-style building with a characteristic balcony that has been maintained in its original state since its construction in 1907. It features antique furniture and furnishings from the 17th to 19th centuries. During the evenings, it is opened as the English pub “KING of KINGS.” You can enjoy a drink at the bar counter.
Coupon for a Deal on Admission to “Ijinkan of Sakanoue”
Ijinkan of Sakanoue is a wonderful place to enjoy Chinese art culture. The building’s interior is brought together by precious old furniture, furnishings, and artwork from China. The “komainu,” or lion-dogs, are another sight to behold and are known as a power spot.