10 days in Kobe & Tokushima Itinerary

10 days in Kobe & Tokushima Itinerary

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10 days in Kobe & Tokushima Itinerary

Start: Kobe
1
Kobe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tokushima
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Kobe

2
nights
Kobe

Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Explore Kobe's surroundings by going to Himeji (Koko-en Garden, Himeji Castle, & more) and Awaji Highway Oasis (in Awaji). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), see the interesting displays at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Kobe Port Tower.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kobe day trip site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Osaka International Airport, Kansai International Airport and Takamatsu Airport. September in Kobe sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tokushima.

Things to do in Kobe

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji, Awaji Highway Oasis
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)

7
nights
Tokushima

Tokushima
Seemingly floating between the Inland Sea and surrounding mountains, Tokushima serves as the capital city of its prefecture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokushima: Otsuka Museum of Art (in Naruto), Takamatsu (Shikoku Mura Village & Ritsurin Garden) and Kurashiki (Kurashiki Ivy Square, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotohira-gu Shrine, snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, examine the collection at Awaodori Kaikan, and don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tokushima trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kobe to Tokushima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Tokushima sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tokushima

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Naruto, Takamatsu, Kotohira-cho, Marugame Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art

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