Bell of Flandre was donated to Ise-shi in 1990 to commemorate the 5th anniversary of cooperating as an international sister city with Hasselt, Belguim, and to commemorate the 50...
Hyogo prefecture includes Kobe city where many foreign cultures are accepted and mixed.
Kobe city is ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in Asia in the "World's Most Livable Cities" list. It was also
chosen as the 25th Most Beautiful City and has a lot of character in its sophisticated townscape.
Compare to old city Kyoto, Kobe is a modern city.
Kobe Harbor Land where shopping, gourmet and entertainment gather.
Mt. Rokko, said to be one of the 3 best night views in the world. One of the most famous hot springs in Japan, the Arima Hot Spring. The world heritage Himeji Castle and the Awaji Island which is as big as Singapore. There are so many things to enjoy, whether it be mountain, ocean, island or city.