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Enjoy the spring on Awaji Island, Hyogo

Awaji Island or Awajishima is located in Hyogo Prefecture. Author’s photo The most convenient way to get there is from Kobe City, Maiko Station. Then you can take a ride by the famous bridge called the Akashi-Kaiykyo, which is said to be the longest suspension bridge in the world. (with its central span measuring 1,991m.)…

The “Castle in the sky” : Takeda, Hyogo prefecture

Often referred as Japan’s Machu Picchu by local residents, Takeda Castle seems to be floating in the air, it looks like a castle in the famous animated film “Castle in the Sky” produced in 1986 by Ghibli Studio. jp.fotolia.com/ Located at an altitude of 353.7 meters above sea level, in the Wadayamacho District of Asago,…

Visit the ruins of Sky Floating Castle from 15th century!

Locally referred to as the “Machu Pichu” of Japan, this astounding castle was built at 353 meter altitude and can be seen surrounded by the sea of clouds; that’s why it is also called the castle in the sky. Takeda Castle: The Castle in the Sky jp.fotolia.com/ We strongly recommend you to visit the ruins…

Heartily recommended to try the delightful unique taste of Kobe’s beef!

The worldwide recognized top quality beef is something that you shouldn’t miss when you come in Japan! In fact, even if in June 2014 the Japanese government has allowed to export this beef, it is still very difficult to find and it could be extremely expensive in your own country! The beef of Kobe belongs…