• Jason Khoh

Day 41: Hyogo Prefecture

On the second-last week we head back to the Kansai region of Japan to visit Hyogo. Its capital is Kobe, which is the sixth-largest city in Japan.


1. What is a tanamoto (たなもと) in Hyogo’s capital, Kobe?


2. What kind of food is an amo (あも) in Hyogo’s capital, Kobe?


3. What is the name of this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hyogo?

4. What is the name of the mountain range in Hyogo that is home to Japan’s first golf course?


5. Although the professional baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers, are synonymous with Osaka, its ballpark is actually located in Hyogo: true or false?


6. What is the name of the area in Hyogo that is responsible for over a quarter of the sake production in Japan? (Hint: its location is around 12 km from central Kobe)


7. What is the name of Kobe’s historical Chinatown?


8. What is the name of these castle ruins that is known as the castle in the sky and is sometimes referred to as the Machu Picchu of Japan?

9. What is the name of the beef from Hyogo that is considered one of the top three brands in Japan (Sandai Wagyu; 三大和牛)?


10. Write a haiku poem that best describes the beauty and charms of Hyogo.


Answers for Day 40: (1) good evening (2) cute (3) Ezochi (蝦夷地) (4) true (5) The Seikan Tunnel (青函トンネル) (6) 1972 (7) Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) (8) Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり) (9) rockmelons (aka cantaloupes)


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