Itayado Station is a railway station in Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kobe Municipal SubwaySeishin-Yamate Line - Station S10Sanyo Electric RailwayMain Line - Station SY 02 Sanyo Railway Main Linetwo side platforms serving a track eachSeishin-Yamate Linean island platform serving two tracks The first station known as Itayado opened in 1910 as a surface station on the Sanyo Electric Railway. In 1977, the first stretch of the Seishin-Yamate Line opened; the station was affected by the 1995 Kobe earthquake on January 17, 1995. While the Seishin-Yamate Line resumed limited service the following day, the Sanyo Electric Railway station was damaged in the earthquake and had to be relocated underground. Service was suspended on the railway until the new underground station opened in March of that year
Tanigami Station is a railway station in northern Kobe, serving the Shintetsu Arima Line and the Hokushin Kyuko Electric Railway. Tanigami Station consists of three island platforms. Kobe Electric Railway Arima Line Special Rapid Express Yamanomachi ← Tanigami ← Okaba Express Yamanomachi - Tanigami - Ōike Local / Semi-express Minotani - Tanigami - Hanayama Hokushin Kyuko Railway Hokushin Line Tanigami - Shin-Kobe Kobe Electric Railway Hokushin Kyuko Railway
Shin-Nagata Station is a railway station and a metro station in Nagata-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. West Japan Railway Company Sanyo Main Line Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin-Yamate Line Kaigan Line The JR West station opened under JNR ownership on April 1, 1954. After the privatization of JNR in 1987, the station became incorporated into the JR Kobe Line when it began services the next year; the Kobe Municipal Subway station opened in 1977 as part of the first phase of the Seishin-Yamate Line serving as the terminus of the subway line. On January 17, 1995, the station was damaged in the Kobe earthquake; the station remained closed for a short amount of time. Normal service on the JR Kobe Line resumed on January 30, while the subway resumed operations on February 16 of that year. In 1996, an elevator and escalator were added to the JR West station as part of the station's renovation following the earthquake; the Kaigan Line platforms opened on July 7, 2001. The Sanyo Main Line platforms are located on an elevated section of the line.
The Seishin-Yamate Line platform is located on the second basement level, the Kaigan Line platform is located on the third basement level
Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingū in AD 201. For most of its history, the area was never a single political entity during the Tokugawa period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate. Kobe did not exist in its current form until its founding in 1889, its name comes from kanbe. Kobe became one of Japan's designated cities in 1956. Kobe was one of the cities to open for trade with the West following the 1853 end of the policy of seclusion and has since been known as a cosmopolitan and nuclear-free zone port city. While the 1995 Great Hanshin earthquake diminished much of Kobe's prominence as a port city, it remains Japan's fourth-busiest container port.
Companies headquartered in Kobe include ASICS, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kobe Steel, as well as over 100 international corporations with Asian or Japanese headquarters in the city, such as Eli Lilly and Company, Procter & Gamble, Boehringer Ingelheim, Nestlé. The city is the point of origin and namesake of Kobe beef, as well as the site of one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts, Arima Onsen. Media related to History of Kobe at Wikimedia Commons Tools found in western Kobe demonstrate the area was populated at least from the Jōmon period; the natural geography of the area of Wada Cape in Hyōgo-ku, led to the development of a port, which would remain the economic center of the city. Some of the earliest written documents mentioning the region include the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine by Empress Jingū in AD 201. During the Nara and Heian periods, the port was known by the name Ōwada Anchorage and was one of the ports from which imperial embassies to China were dispatched.
The city was the capital of Japan in 1180, when Taira no Kiyomori moved his grandson Emperor Antoku to Fukuhara in present-day Hyōgo-ku. The Emperor returned to Kyoto after about five months. Shortly thereafter in 1184, the Taira fortress in Hyōgo-ku and the nearby Ikuta Shrine became the sites of the Genpei War battle of Ichi-no-Tani between the Taira and Minamoto clans; the Minamoto prevailed. As the port grew during the Kamakura period, it became an important hub for trade with China and other countries. In the 13th century, the city came to be known by the name Hyōgo Port. During this time, Hyōgo Port, along with northern Osaka, composed the province of Settsu. During the Edo period, the eastern parts of present-day Kobe came under the jurisdiction of the Amagasaki Domain and the western parts under that of the Akashi Domain, while the center was controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate, it was not until the abolition of the han system in 1871 and the establishment of the current prefecture system that the area became politically distinct.
Hyōgo Port was opened to foreign trade by the Shogunal government at the same time as Osaka on January 1, 1868, just before the advent of the Boshin War and the Meiji Restoration. The region has since been identified with the West and many foreign residences from the period remain in Kobe's Kitano area. Kobe, as it is known today, was founded on April 1, 1889, was designated on September 1, 1956 by government ordinance; the history of the city is tied to that of the Ikuta Shrine, the name "Kobe" derives from kamube, an archaic name for those who supported the shrine. During World War II, Kobe was bombed in the Doolittle Raid on April 18, 1942, along with Tokyo and a few other cities, it was bombed again with incendiary bombs by B-29 bombers on March 17, 1945, causing the death of 8,841 residents and destroying 21% of Kobe's urban area. This incident inspired the well-known Studio Ghibli film Grave of the Fireflies and the book by Akiyuki Nosaka on which the film was based. Following continuous pressure from citizens, on March 18, 1975, the Kobe City Council passed an ordinance banning vessels carrying nuclear weapons from Kobe Port.
This prevented any U. S. warships from entering the port, policy being not to disclose whether any warship is carrying nuclear weapons. This nonproliferation policy has been termed the "Kobe formula". On January 17, 1995, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurred at 5:46 am JST near the city. About 6,434 people in the city were killed, 212,443 were made homeless, large parts of the port facilities and other parts of the city were destroyed; the earthquake destroyed portions of the Hanshin Expressway, an elevated freeway that toppled over. In Japan, the earthquake is known as the Great Hanshin earthquake. To commemorate Kobe's recovery from the 1995 quake, the city holds an event every December called the Luminarie, where the city center is decorated with illuminated metal archways; the Port of Kobe was Japan's busiest port and one of Asia's top ports until the Great Hanshin earthquake. Kobe has since dropped to fourth in 49th-busiest container port worldwide. Wedged between the coast and the mountains, the city of Kobe is narrow.
To the east is the city of Ashiya, while the city of Akashi lies to its west. Other adjacent cities include Takarazuka and Nishinomiya to the
Ōkurayama Station (Hyōgo)
Ōkurayama Station is a railway station in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kobe Municipal SubwaySeishin-Yamate Line Station S05
Minatogawa-Kōen Station is a railway station in Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kobe Municipal SubwaySeishin-Yamate Line Kobe Electric RailwayArima Line, Kobe Kosoku Line - Minatogawa StationKobe City Bus: Minatogawa-koen-nishiguchi Kobe City Transportation Promotion Co. Yamate Route: Minatogawa-koen-higashiguchi This station has a concource on the 1st basement, an island platform serving 2 tracks on the 2nd basement. Minatogawa Park Hyogo Ward Office Hyogo Police Station Hyogo Fire Station Palcinema Shinkouen
Suma is one of 9 wards of Kobe City in Japan. As of February 1, 2012, it has an area of 30.0 km², a population of 166,324, with 71,745 households. There is a white sandy beach in this ward, which attracts tourists to the Kansai region for sun bathing and popular events during the summer season; the same beach has appeared in the classic epics Genji monogatari, Heike monogatari, Ise monogatari. Thus Suma is referred as an utamakura or meisho, referenced in waka poetry, Noh theatre, kabuki and jōruri. Suma Rikyu Park Suma Public Aquarium Shintaro Ishihara - Governor of Tokyo Yone Suzuki - businesswoman, lived at Suma-ku before 1927 Japanese cruiser Suma Japanese gunboat Suma Official website