Sharing the Charms of Japan through Storytelling: Japan Heritage! Introducing 5 Officially Recognized Stories from Hyogo Prefecture
Have you heard of Japan Heritage? This organization officially recognizes stories that tell of Japan's culture and traditions through local historical attractions and features. Out of 70 current Japan Heritage sites, 5 of them are in Hyogo Prefecture. This article will introduce them as recommended places to visit during a trip to Japan.
Going to Mountaintop Power Spot “Shoshazan Engyoji Temple” by Ropeway
Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture is home to many sightseeing spots, like World Heritage Site Himeji Castle, old Japanese gardens to stroll through, and the Ie Islands with their delicious seafood and beautiful scenery! This time, I’ll be introducing “Shoshazan Engyoji Temple,” a famous power spot in Himeji City.
Enjoying All the Isolated “Ie Island” Has to Offer while Biking!
Himeji City in Hyogo Prefecture is home to a variety of tourist attractions, such as the great photo spot “Himeji Castle,” “Koko-en Garden” full of traditional Japanese gardens, and the Ikushima Islands, where you can enjoy beautiful scenery and delicious seafood soup. This time, I’ll be introducing the beautiful scenery of Ie Island while biking around!
2. Himeji Edition. Use Coupons Wisely to Enjoy Traveling on the Hyogo Golden Tour (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 “Kokoen Garden”
“Kokoen Garden,” built on the site of Himeji Castle’s lord’s west residence, is a Japanese garden built in 1992 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Hyogo Prefecture’s Himeji municipality. It is comprised of 9 differently styled gardens, and you can enjoy its differing charms with the change of every season.
Enjoy Spring in Hyogo! 6 spots to experience Sakura and other flowers
If you're visiting Japan during spring, you are no doubt planning to visit some of Japan’s famous Sakura (cherry blossoms) spots. Spring is one of the loveliest times for a good stroll, so it’s good to know some locations with exceptional natural beauty. Here are six spots you must visit while in Hyogo prefecture during spring.
A thorough introduction to the world heritage site “Himeji castle”
Himeji Castle is a masterpiece of Japanese architecture. It’s amazing that throughout it’s history it has never been burnt in a fire, was never victoriously besieged by an enemy, and was never bombed during the second world war. Just witnessing a piece of 400 year old history alone makes it worth a visit. Not only is the castle aesthetically beautiful, but Himeji castle used to be a fully equipped military base.
Save as much as possible…”Saving Trip”; be smart and have fun
If you do through research in advance and use your knowledge instead of your wallet, it’s possible to have a fun saving trip. Let us give you a suggestion for 1 day & 2 nights model course that’s creative and fun!