Hyogo, Kobe & Awaji Island

Hyogo Prefecture with the capital city of Kobe is most famous for its beef, but it also has numerous museums, hot springs and notable universities. One of the top features is it has one of the top 3 best night views in Japan from the mountain at the edge of the city. Along with this there is the historical district "Ijinkan" comprised of western-style buildings which housed many foreign diplomats in the 19th and 20th century, and the majestic Himeji Castle.