Himeji Castle, one-hour drive away from downtown Kobe, has kept its original form over 400 years and it's registered as one of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
For more than 400 years, Higashimaru Shoyu in Tatuno-city has been producing thin soy sauce which is indispensable for Japanese cuisine. Exhibits at Higashimaru Shoyu tells you the history of Japanese food culture.
Ako-city boasts its rich natural environment being surrounded by the sea, a clear stream, and mountains. Among many historic spots is Museum of History where you can learn about famous 47 loyal Samurai and also local salt fields.
Ako Misaki is recommended as one of 100 most beautiful sunset sites.
Kohko-en: Kassui-ken Phone:0792-89-4131
Himeji Castle Area: Mire:Phone 0792-25-0030
Himeji: Nishimuraya. Crab dishes. Phone:0792-85-3939
Takada-no-babaya. Souvenir shop: Phone 079-222-2505
Kine-ya, Japanese confectionery: Phone:0792-85-3508
Higashimaru Shoyu: Phone:0791-63-4567 >click here