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Introduction

Toshizo Ido

  • NationJapan
  • Government NameHyogo Prefecture
  • GovernorToshizo Ido

Symbol

Emblem

Emblem

 

Tree

Tree

Camphor tree

Bird

Bird

Oriental White Stork

Flower

Flower

Chrysanthemum Japanese

History

  • Hyogo has played a key role in developing transportation routes on land and bysea, and prospered from domestic and international exchange.
  • Since the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, Hyogo has been a gateway to the world, serving as a center of international trade and a hub for international exchange.
  • In 1180, near the end of the Heian Period, Emperor Antoku, Taira no Kiyomori and the Imperial court moved briefly to Fukuhara, in what is now the city of Kobe. There the capital remained for five months.

Topographic Features

  • Hyogo Prefecture extends from the Japan Sea (East Sea) in the north to the Seto Inland Sea in the south, and further down to the Pacific Ocean through Awaji Island.
  • Hyogo Prefecture contains a rich variety of communities ranging from large cities to rural villages as well as isolated islands, and has several diversified climatic and natural features. Various leisure activities can be enjoyed here, including swimming, skiing, and bathing in numerous hot springs.
  • Hyogo Prefecture has become known as a Japan in Miniature. The Prefecture consists of five highly distinctive districts: Settsu (Kobe and Hanshin), Harima, Tajima, Tamba, and Awaji, each of which has its own unique history, climate, and industries.

Basic Information

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Geography/Climate
  • Area: 8,395.61㎢
  • Location: 34˚09′~ 35˚40′north latitude and 134˚15′~135˚28′east longitude
  • Climate: average temperature 12.4℃ ~ 16.5℃
Population
  • Population: 5,571,096 (2012. 10. 1)
  • Household: 2,278,363 (2012. 10. 1)
Major events
  • January: Toka Ebisu Festival, Himeji National Kite Festival
  • February: Kobe Nankin-machi Shunsetsu Festival, Yakuyoke Festival
  • March: Awaji Flower Festival
  • April: Kinosaki Hot Spring Festival
  • May: Kobe Festival, Aioi Peron Festival
  • June: Yukata Festival
  • July: Sentosai Festival
  • August: Himeji Castle Festival, Dekansho Festival
  • September: Takasago Shrine Festival
  • October: Awaji Ningyo Joruri puppet theater, Himeji Fighting Festival, Kobe Jazz Street
  • November: Arima Dai-Chakai Tea Ceremony, Izushi Castle Festival
  • December: Martyr Ako Festival, Kobe Luminarie
Tourist Attractions
  • Kobe: Mt. Rokko Night View, Arima Hot Spring, Ikuta Shrine, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Nankinmachi(Kobe China Town)
  • Hanshin: Takarazuka Revue, Nakayamadera Temple, Hyogo Performing Arts Center
  • Harima: Akashi Municipal Planetarium, Ako Castle Ruins/Oishi Shrine, Ichijoji Temple, Himeji Castle, Himeji Central Park
  • Tamba: Hyogo Ceramic Art Museum, Sasayama Castle Ruins/ Kawara-machi Tsumairi Merchant Houses
  • Tajima: Kinosaki Hot Spring, Yumura Hot Spring, Takeda Castle Ruins, Daijoji Temple, Kinosaki Marine World
  • Awaji: Awaji Yume Butai (Awaji Island Project), Sumoto Hot Spring, Awaji Joruri Doll Museum

Economic Status

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Economy
  • GRDP(nominal): ¥19,646.7 bln
  • Per capita income: ¥2,882,000
  • Fiscal Budget(2008) - General Account: ¥822,373 mln - Special Account: ¥236,739 mln
Industry
  • Industrial Structure - Primary industry: 0.47%, - Secondary industry: 29.27% - Tertiary industry: 70.26%
Products
  • Agricultural and Fisheries Product - Japan’s No. 1: Yamada Nishiki Rice 15,955 tons, occupancy rate 78.9% - Japan’s No. 1: Crab 1,512 tons, occupancy rate 31.2% - Japan’s No. 1: Sail fin sandfish 3,090 tons, occupancy rate 21.5%
  • Industrial Product - Japan’s No. 1: Natural culture pearl ¥1,748.8 mln, occupancy rate 69.4% - Japan’s No. 1: Incense ¥12,161 mln, occupancy rate 40.9% - Japan’s No. 1: School bag ¥8,126 mln, occupancy rate 41.8%
  • Specialty Product - Japan’s No. 1: Refined rice wine ¥144,927 mln, occupancy rate 27.2% - Japan’s No. 1: Fishhook ¥15,197 mln, occupancy rate 95.0% - Japan’s No. 1: Match ¥4,056 mln, occupancy rate 93.0% - Japan’s No. 1: Synthetic leather shoes ¥50,042 mln, occupancy rate 63.0%

Others

  • Contact:International Relations Division
  • Address: 兵庫県 神戸市 中央区 下山手通5-10-1
  • Tel.:+81-78-362-3025
  • Fax.:+81-78-362-3961
  • Official Website : http://web.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/index.html