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About Hyogo

Hyogo Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island.It has 3 ocean coastlines, the Sea of Japan, and the Seto Inland Sea and the Pacific Ocean.Hyogo prefecture are surrounded by Osaka Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture.
20% of the area was designated as Natural Parks,such as the Sanin Kaigan and Setonaikai National Parks, Hyonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park and Asago Gunzan, Harima Chubu Kyuryo, Inagawa Keikoku, Izushi-Itoi, Kasagatayama-Sengamine, Kiyomizu-Tojoko-Tachikui, Onzui-Chikusa, Seiban Kyuryo, Seppiko-Mineyama, Tajima Sangaku, and Taki Renzan Prefectural Natural Parks.

Local Areas

Hyogo Area Map

Areas in Hyogo

Takeno

Cave diving at Kansai

Experience the excitement of a shallow safe cave diving in Kansai. The actual cave is 25m wide, 15m high, 40m tunnel. There is a place in the tunnel that is only 5m,
Inside the cave, you can find variety of nudibranch all year round.

Diving Site (Takeno)

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life

During the Spring season:
-Lethotremus awae

During the early Summer season:
-Big broupof Moon jellyfish(Aurelia aurita)

August:
-Suna-bikunin(Liparis punctulatus )