Information on Hyogo Prefecture

The prefectural capital is Kobe.

Hyogo Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan. South continues to the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, a large industrial city is located in a southern part. It serves as a dump of heavy and chemical industries, such as a hanshin industrial area. Moreover, it is the birthplace of a globally famous company. Hyogo Prefecture is surrounded by nature. It makes agriculture-and-forestry fisheries prosperous.

Hyogo Prefecture has many sightseeing spots. Popular tourist resorts are rows of houses of Kobe, a himeji castle of a World Cultural Heritage, and an arima hot spring. Many tourists visit it. Moreover, leisure, such as sea bathing and skiing, can also enjoy Hyogo Prefecture.

A cities, towns and villages list is here.

Ranking of Hyogo
Item National ranking Outline
Area (2009) The 11st place 8,396 square kilometers
The number of cities, wards, towns, and villages (2010) The 14st place 41 cities, towns and villages
Population (2008) The 7th place 5,582,230 persons
Number of households (2008) The 8th place 2293683 households
People-of-the-prefecture gross product (substance) (2007) The 7th place 21,138,513 (unit: 1 million yen)