About Texas / テキサス州について

As the saying goes “everything is bigger in Texas,” (pronounced Tex·​as ˈtek-səs. -siz.) from its vast open areas to unique history and diverse population of over 25 million people. The state borders Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico. Some of its natural wonders include the Rio Grande River, Padre Island National Seashore, and Big Bend National Park. From the story of the Alamo, the Spanish Catholic mission where the famous 1836 Battle was fought, to the cutting edge of space exploration in Houston, to beautiful coastlines and spring fields of bluebonnets, Texas has an unmatched interest and charm for visitors.


The state’s strong ranching tradition has informed the American icon, the Cowboy, as well as the rodeo. The impact of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American cultures is evident in the rodeo with its vaqueros.


The people of Texas are known for their friendliness and hospitality! They welcome visitors to sample tasty Texas food ranging from barbeque and tacos to a wide range of ethnic cuisines.


A nerve center of popular music can be found in Austin, the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Jazz, blues and country music are found in all forms in festivals such as South by Southwest, which attract musicians and fans from all over the world. Houston, Dallas and San Antonio boast major classical performing arts organizations such as the Houston Grand Opera, as well as Texas born and bred festivals and venues spotlighting gospel, Tejano, hip hop and Mariachi music. While visiting, enjoy what the Lone Star State has to offer! You won’t be disappointed.