Place:Hyogo, Japan


Alt namesHyōgo Prefecturesource: Wikipedia
Hyōgo-kensource: Wikipedia
Hyogosource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-75
Hyōgosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Hyōgo prefecturesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates35.0°N 135.0°E
Located inJapan
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is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. The capital is Kobe.

The prefecture's name was previously alternately spelled as Hiogo.


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Present-day Hyōgo Prefecture includes the former provinces of Harima, Tajima, Awaji, and parts of Tamba and Settsu.

In 1180, near the end of the Heian Period, Emperor Antoku, Taira no Kiyomori, and the Imperial court moved briefly to Fukuhara, in what is now the city of Kobe. There the capital remained for five months.

Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in the city of Himeji.

Southern Hyōgo Prefecture was severely devastated by the magnitude 7.2 Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, which destroyed major parts of Kobe and Awaji, as well as Takarazuka and neighboring Osaka Prefecture, killing nearly 6,500 people.

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