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Nishiwaki Shi

Nicknamed "Japanese navel", it is popular.

Loved by the name "belly bottom of Japan", Nishiwaki Shi is placed at the cross point of E135° and N35°. In its symbol "Japan' s belly bottom Part", there are marker of the symbol, Okanoyama Museum by Tadanori Yokoo, a painter born here, and also the Tera Dom, science museum with a theme of longitude and latitude, earth and universe.
It is also famous for nice food such as "Banshu Ramen" and Kurodasho Beef, which is mainly shipped as Kobe Beef.

Tera Dom, Nishiwaki longitude and latitude Science Museum

Tera Dom, Nishiwaki longitude and
latitude Science Museum

Banshu Ramen

Banshu Ramen

Kurodasho Beef

Kurodasho Beef

Kasai Shi

Balloons float through wind and time here in Kasai.

In Kasai Shi, you can still find the runway for Himeji Naval Aviation used in the World War II. In Uzurano Airfield, the best fighter craft of Navy "Shidenkai" was finished and test flied here. Kamikaze Pilot "Hakuro Tai" was formed here and many young people flied from here with various thoughts.
70 years after the war, balloons representing peace are floating here. Wide plain and and calm wind make it a perfect place for ballooning. Ballon lovers from all over the country come here during November and May.

KASAI PEACE BALLON

KASAI PEACE BALLON

Floating ballons

Floating ballons

Ballon and Shidenkai

Ballon and Shidenkai

Kato Shi

From painting to pop culture, this is a city of art.

Placed slightly south in the center of Hyogo Ken, Kato Shi is famous for its beautiful nature, rich culture and welcoming people. Its goal is to become a city of art.
In March 2021, Kato Art Museum was open and people can enjoy trick art and AR there. In August, AR stamp rally of Legend of Yoshitsune in Kato was started as well.
You can find various kinds of art from paintings to pop culture in this city.

Kato Art Museum

Kato Art Museum

Trick art

Trick art

AR stamp rally of Legend of Yoshitsune in Kato

AR stamp rally of
Legend of Yoshitsune in Kato

Tamba Shi

Japan's Biggest herbivorous dinosaur "Tamba Dinosaur" is here!

With meridian for the Japanese Standard Time coming across its western part, Tamba Shi is famous for Tamba Dinosaur discovered here in 2006. You can learn a lot about it in "Tamba dinosaur fossil workshop" and "Tamba dinosaur's home Park".
Besides, it is the lowest watershed in main island of Japan. You can learn about the landscape and ecosystem in "Watershed field Museum" and "Watershed Park" here.

丹波竜化石工房 Tamba Dinosaur Workshop

Tamba Dinosaur Workshop

Tamba Dinosaur's Home Part

Tamba Dinosaur's Home Part

Watershed Field Museum

Watershed Field Museum

Taka cho

A city full of possibilities.

Taka cho is almost in the center of Hyogo Ken and forests take 80% of it. Cherry blossom in Spring, fireflies in Summer, foliage in Autumn, you can enjoy beautiful scenes in every season.
Besides facilities where you can enjoy the nature, Taka cho is also famous for rice, vegetables, Banshu chickens, deer meat, Sake made from Yamada-Nishiki, Banshu Ramen, and of course the most well-known Sushi Roll.
Not to mention the king of Sake rice "Yamada-Nishiki", Sugihara Paper with a history of over 1000 years and the National Holiday "Respect for the Aged Day".

Edel Sasayuri Hotel

Edel Sasayuri Hotel

Lavender park Taka

Lavender park Taka

Myoken Mountain and Yamada-Nishiki

Myoken Mountain and Yamada-Nishiki

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