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Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
 
 
     
 
Find out about the experiences and learn the lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
You can experience the preciousness of life and the beauty of living by finding out about the experiences and learning the lessons of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake through the exhibits in "the House of Disaster Reduction" and "the House of Human and the Future".
       
●Open/9:30-17:30 (Last entry at 16:30), Fri. & Sat. 9:30-19:00 (Last entry at 18:00), Jul.-Sep. 9:30-18:00 (Last entry at 17:00)
●Closed/Monday (the following day when Mon. falls on national holidays), Dec.31, Jan.1  ●Fare/Adults ¥600, College students ¥450, Highschool students 300, Juniorhigh & elementary school students free  ●Tel/078-262-5050
◆Access/8 min. walk from Hanshin Iwaya Stn. or a 10 min. walk from JR Nada Stn.
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Sake Breweries in the Nada District
 
 
     
 
Japan's No.1 home of Sake that has been known since the old days
Nada go gou, or five areas in the Nada district have been called the best sake brewing area in Japan. Nishi-gou, Mikage-gou, and Uozaki-gou in Kobe city are lumped together as San-gou, while Nishinomiya-gou and Imazu-gou in Nishinomiya city are called as Ni-gou. In the San-gou area in Kobe city, you can not only visit reference libraries and museums of Sake brewing, but also enjoy Sake tasting in some of the breweries.
       
●Open/Around 10:00-16:00
●Fare/Free for reference libraries  ●Tel/078-822-8907(Hakutsuru Museum)、078-882-7788(Sawanotsuru Museum)、078-854-1029(Kikumasamune Museum)、078-841-1121(Kobe Shushin-kan)etc
◆Access/To San-gou: 5-10 min. walk from Hanshin Oishi Stn., Ishiyagawa Stn., Mikage Stn., Sumiyoshi Stn., or Uozaki Stn.
       
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Night View from Mt. Rokko
 
 
     
 
Famous for the "Million Dollar Nightscape"
Mt. Rokko consists of a series of mountains from 600 to 931 m high sitting at the north of Kobe's urban district. Recommended viewing spots are 'Tenrandai' near Rokko Sanjo Stn. of Rokko cable Line, 'Rokko garden terrace', 'Hachimaki Observatory deck' in Omote-Rokko drive way where '10 million dollar views' can be enjoyed. The view from observatory deck 'Kikuseidai', near the top of Mt. Maya extends to Osaka as well.
       
●Tel/078-894-2281(Rokko Garden Terrace)
◆Access/To Rokko Garden Terrace: Hanshin Mikage Stn., JR Rokkomichi Stn., or Hankyu Rokko Stn. →City bus→Rokko cable car→Mountain-top loop bus
To the top of Mt. Maya: JR/Hankyu/Hanshin/Subway Sannomiya Stn. →city bus→Maya View Line Hoshino-eki Stn.
       
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Arima Hot Spring
 
 
     
 
The spa reputed to be the oldest in Japan
Originated in mythical times, Arima Spa is one of Japan's oldest hot springs and one of Japan's best 3 springs for its long its long history and the quality of its spring water. There are two types of spring water; the copper colored "Kinsen" that contains a lot of iron and salt, and the colorless carbonated "Ginsen" that contains radium. It is said that soaking in the springs alternately cures all ills. It has been said that any type of disease is able to be cured when soaked alternately in the two kinds of spring water.
       
●Tel/078-904-0708(Arima Onsen Tourism Information Center)
◆Access/A short walk from Kobe Dentetsu Arima Onsen Stn.
       
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Takarazuka Grand Theater
 
 
     
 
Opulent stage performed by all women cast
Takarazuka Revue Company is rare in the world in that it stages songs, dance and plays from classical to contemporary performed by all-women casts. The Theater for Takarazuka was created in 1924. It houses 2,550 seats, which have been set to allow every seat a good view of the stage. Nearby is the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, dedicated to the world renowned cartoonist, Tezuka, who was associated with Takarazuka.(Photograph: Takarazuka Revue Company)
       
●Open/Vary according to theater schedule
●Closed/Wednesday  ●Fare/Vary to play  ●Tel/0570-00-5100
◆Access/10 min. walk from JR and Hankyu Takarazuka Stn.
       
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Kinosaki Spa
 
 
     
 
An attractive spa town with a long history
The 1400 year-old Kinosaki is a renowned spa that has been loved by many luminaries. The "Sotoyu Meguri" in which you tour the seven bath houses outside the ryokans, clicking your Geta heels dressed in traditional Yukata, is a pleasure unique to Kinosaki Spa. Nearby, you will find the tourist resort of "Izushi-machi" known for its picturesque castletown and Soba noodles.
       
●Fare/Adult ¥600-800 (Ryokan guests may be offered free admission.)  ●Tel/0796-32-3663(Kinosaki Onsen Tourism Information Center)
◆Access/JR Kinosaki Onsen Stn.
       
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