11 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

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11 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Train:  20​h 45​min
1
Himeji
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Toyooka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Takarazuka
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2​h
4
Minamiawaji, Awaji-shima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

2
nights
Himeji

Himeji ©
The castle around which the city of Himeji has developed represents one of the best preserved in the country, and has been designated as a national treasure and a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Shosha hiking and Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Kobe (Kobe Harborland, Chinatown (Nankinmachi), & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, stroll through Sunken Garden, Castle Garden, and take in nature's colorful creations at Himeji City Tegarayama Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji online travel planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Himeji is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Himeji, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Himeji is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kobe
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Mt Shosha hiking ©
Mt Shosha hiking
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en

3
nights
Toyooka

Toyooka ©
A vacation in Toyooka lets you explore the UNESCO Global Geopark that completely surrounds the small town, notable for its scenic islands, rock formations, caves, and sand dunes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki and Arayu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toyooka: Onsen Resorts (in Shinonsen-cho), Daijoji Temple (in Kami-cho) and Asago (Ritsuun Gorge & Takeda Castle Ruins). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Takeno Coast, get to know the fascinating history of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Onsenji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Shinkoro.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Toyooka trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Himeji to Toyooka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Toyooka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Takarazuka.

Things to do in Toyooka

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shinonsen-cho, Asago, Kami-cho
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Arayu ©
Arayu
Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki ©
Onsen Resorts

1
night
Takarazuka

Takarazuka ©
Takarazuka is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nishinomiya Shrine, then have some family-friendly fun at KidZania Koshien, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Itami Sky Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Takarazuka trip itinerary site .

Drive from Toyooka to Takarazuka in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Takarazuka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Minamiawaji.

Things to do in Takarazuka

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nishinomiya, Itami Sky Park
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KidZania Koshien ©
KidZania Koshien
Itami Sky Park ©
Itami Sky Park
Nishinomiya Shrine ©
Nishinomiya Shrine

2
nights
Minamiawaji, Awaji-shima

Minamiawaji ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Awaji Farm Park England Hill, explore the historical opulence of Sumoto Castle, steep yourself in history at Izanagi Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Onokorojima Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Onarutokyo Memorial. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Minamiawaji visit planner .

Getting from Takarazuka to Minamiawaji by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Takarazuka in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Minamiawaji, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minamiawaji

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Awaji, Sumoto Castle
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Awaji Farm Park England Hill ©
Awaji Farm Park England Hill
Izanagi Shrine ©
Izanagi Shrine
Onokorojima Shrine ©
Onokorojima Shrine