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How to Reach

By plane

Nishinomiya has access to three airports: Kansai International Airport, Kobe Airport, and Osaka International Airport. Despite its name, Osaka International Airport is a domestic airport. There is bus service to and from the airport for ¥700 to Hanshin Koshien Station and Hankyu Nishinomiya-kitaguchi Station. Kansai International Airport also has bus service for ¥1700 to and from JR Nishinomiya, Hankyu Nishinomiya-kitaguchi, and Hanshin Nishinomiya stations.

By train

The Shinkansen is another option when traveling from other parts of Japan. Nishinomiya can be reached from either Shin-Kobe or Shin-Osaka stations. A one-way reserved ticket on the Nozomi from Tokyo to Osaka costs ¥14,050. A one-way reserved ticket on the Hikari Railstar from Hiroshima to Kobe costs ¥9740. Visitors can then take the subway or train to get to the city. To get from Shin-Kobe to Nishinomiya, take the ¥200 subway to Sannomiya and then either JR, Hanshin, or Hankyu train lines into Nishinomiya. Depending on the train stop, the ticket will only cost a couple hundred yen.

Key places to visit
The Kitayama Botanical Garden, Mount Kabuto, Hanshin Tigers, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Manchidani Park, Nishinomiya Shrine


Places to Visit

The Kitayama Botanical Garden

The Kitayama Botanical Garden sometimes called the Nigawa Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden located at 6-14-15 Nigawa-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. The garden is next to Kabutoyama Forest Park at Mount Kabutoyama, and contains a greenhouse, flower collections, and cherry trees.

Mount Kabuto

Mount Kabuto is a mountain in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. It is located in the east end of the Rokko Mountains, and the height is 309.2m.The mountain is shaped like a helmet, 'kabuto' in Japanese. It has a long history as an object of worship by people around the mountain. Kanno-ji in the middle of the mountain is the place of worship of the mountain.According to Japanese myth, it is understood that because Empress Jingu buried her helmet when she went to subjugate Silla, a dynasty in the Korean Peninsula, this mountain was named 'Kabutoyama', literally "helmet mountain."

Hanshin Tigers

Go to Koshien Stadium to see one of Japan's oldest baseball teams. Fans of the Tigers are known to be the most fanatical and dedicated. The stadium itself is the oldest in Japan and is famous for having a grass field, dirt infield, and being visited by Babe Ruth. The summer high school baseball tournament is held here every year.

Hyogo Performing Arts Center

The venue offers a variety of performances such as orchestra concerts, ballets, plays, and operas. Some performances include a Japanese puppet show or a traditional Nutcracker ballet . The center is closest to Hankyu Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station. It's about a 2 minute walk and is connected to the station by a walkway.

Manchidani Park

This place is particularly beautiful during cherry blossom season and is a famous scene from the novel Grave of the Fireflies by Akiyuki Nosaka. To get to the reservoir take the train to Hankyu Kurakuen-guchi station and walk about 10 minutes to the east.

Nishinomiya Shrine

It is a Shinto Shrine located near Hanshin Nishinomiya Station. The Ebisu festival is held here every year in January.

Right Time to Visit

March - July


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