- Japan Society of Civil Engineers
- 土木史研究 (ISSN:09167293)
- vol.15, pp.1-13, 1995-06-09 (Released:2010-06-15)
Hanshin area, especially the area along Hankyu Line, is considered one of the best residential area image in Kansai district of Japan.In this study, we have analyzed this positive evaluation of Hanshin area, focusing on the suburb along Hankyu Line, and some projects developed by Hankyu Corporation.As the result, there were three factors identified in the area along Hankyu Line- good natural environment, human factors (ex. Ichizo Kobayashi, founder of Hankyu Corporation), and development of modern life style. Cultural activities and businesses based on these three factors contributed to establish a good area image of the suburbs.