30 January, 2011

A Trip to the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge-Bridge World!

    The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is 3911 meters long, and it has the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world, at 1,991 meters. The two main supporting towers rise 298.3 meters. Japan’s tallest tower, Tokyo Tower, is only 332.6 meters.
 There is a tour that will take you to the top of this tower, and I actually went on it the other day. It was a great experience, so let me share a little bit about this tour.

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

20 January, 2011

Going on Hatsumode!

  During the New Year Holidays, I went on Hatsumode at Ikuta Shrine, located about a 5 minute walk from JR Sannomiya Station. As I explained on December 20th blog, it’s a Japanese tradition where people visit a shrine for the first time in the ew ear to pray for health and prosperity.

Ikuta Shrine

10 January, 2011

Happy New Year!!

  All our members from Hyogo Tourism Association would like to wish you a happy New Year!

  We’ll do our very best to continue providing lots of interesting and useful information about Hyogo to people all over the world! So please keep on supporting our TID Blog, Go! Go! Hyogo!, as well as our website and us!.  

 (Year 2011 New Year’s Card from TID!)