Hyogo Prefecture, neighboring Osaka and Kyoto, is the home of the world-renowned Kobe beef. You can see the beautiful white exterior of World Cultural Heritage site Hime Castle here. Frequently known as Shirasagi-jō (White Heron Castle), the castle is loved by many people who lay their eyes up on it. Nearby the castle is Shoshazan Engyō-ji, famous for being the location of the movie 'The Last Samurai'. Hyogo has plenty of places to take wonderful shots too. Take lovely walks around the streets of the hot spring resorts Arima Onsen and Kinosaki Onsen; venture to Japan's very own "Machu Pichu", Takeda Castle';or take in a visit to the port city of Kobe.