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Revalue Nippon No.18


Hyogo faces the Sea of Japan in the north, in the south it faces the Seto Inland Sea, and continues via Awaji Island to the Pacific Ocean. The Chugoku Mountains lie in the center, and the northern part has the characteristics of the Sea of Japan coastal climate. The mountainous area and the southern region belong have the characteristics of the Seto Inland Sea climate, while Awaji Island has characteristics of the Pacific climate.

Hyogo - a microcosm of Japan
Hyogo has several distinct characteristics with each of the regions possessing different histories and cultures - Kobe/Hanshin, Harima, Tajima, Tamba and Awaji. Nature and cities coexist, and industry is diversified, so it is often referred to as a microcosm of Japan.
”Kobe Port” - key international trade terminal making a come back
The Rokko Mountain with its wealth of nature looks down upon Kobe and Kobe Port. The port has long functioned as a gateway for trade, but was seriously damaged by the 1995 Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake.
It has gone through steady recovery, and is now being expanded with advanced waterfront development.
One of the first World Heritage in Japan! ”Himeji Castle”
In December 1993, it was registered as the first World Heritage Site in Japan, along with Horyuji Temple of Nara.
Because of its graceful beauty, it is also called ”Shirasagi or white heron Castle” and symbolizes the extraordinary creativity of Japanese wooden structures.

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