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Obon Holiday

I recently visited my ancestor's grave located in Kobe city.In Japan, many companies set a summer (Obon) holiday for several days in mid August.During the period many people return to their hometown or those who can make the period longer go abroad. There is a custom to visit ancestors' graves during the holiday.The reason for this differs depending on customs in the region, but the main reason is...

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Ikuta Shrine

Ikuta Shrine is one of the old Japanese shrines, founded about 1800 years ago.This shrine is especially famous for marriage, and receives 1.5 million visitors each year for the New Year 's visit.It is located in the center of Sannomiya, about 10 minutes on foot from JR/Hankyu/Hanshin Sannomiya Station....

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Kobe Airport

Kobe Airport is an artificial island airport constructed on Osaka Bay, a relatively new airport opened in 2006.For access from the airport to Sannomiya(Kobe's central city), it is convenient to use Automated People Mover "Port-Liner" . The travelling time is about 20 minutes.Also, a high-speed boat (KOBE-KANSAI AIRPORT BAY SHUTTLE) is operated between Kobe Airport and Osaka Kansai Int. Airport. Bo...

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Ashiya River

The attached pictures are Ashiya River, taken in the end of March 2018.Blooming of the cherry trees planted beside the river was almost in full.Along with another river Shukugawa, it is a nice place to enjoy seeging cherry blossoms....

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Kazefuki Iwa

It is a rocky mountain at the altitude of 447m, normally takes for about 1 hour from Kouza no Taki.Many trekkers trek up and down to/from this place.The interesting thing is that adorable cats live in this place. So it is also a nice place to play with them!Please pay attention to your clothes that are suitable for the trek where you have to go through the steep trail with many rocks.In addition, ...

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Kouza no Taki

This is a waterfall located at about 2 km northwest from Ashiyagawa Station of Hankyu Railway.From here you can go trekking on Mt. Rokko. There is a teahouse near the waterfall, a good place to take a rest.Also you can get to Arima Onsen from here through Mt. Rokko.The distance to Arima Onsen is about 12 km....

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Luna Hall

Luna Hall is a multi-purpose hall in Ashiya, consists of a large hall accommodating 700 people and a small hall accommodating 150 people.It is used for Noh theaters, music concerts, coming-of-age ceremony (events celebrating people whose age reached to 20) etc.The unique point of this facility is that the interior is coloured in black.It is located a 10-minute walk to the west from JR Ashiya stati...

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Uchide-Ten Shrine

This is a local shrine called Uchide-Ten Shrine, which is located near my house.This shrine is regarded as Ujigami-sama (a shrine that protects the area where people live).It enshrines Sugawara no Michizane (845-903 A.D), respected as a deity of scholarship.To access this shrine, please get off at Hanshin Uchide Station, it takes about 5 minutes to the north on foot....

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Ashiya City

Attached image is Ashiya River, taken on the beginning of April.In this image you can see beautiful sakura trees alongside the river, and some children and adults enjoy playing in the water.Ashiya is a famous city where many high-income people live.Also, Ashiya is very beautiful city, you can access not only to mountainous area but also sea side area easily....

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WELCOME to My Blog!

WELCOME to My Blog!I have a National Guide Certificate of Japan.I live in Ashiya city which is located between Kobe and Osaka.I would be grateful to assist you if you are interested in visiting Japan and want to assign a tour guide during your trip of Kansai Area....

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