15 days in Hyogo Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

15 days in Hyogo Prefecture & Tokyo Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Nishinomiya
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Nishinomiya
— 1 night
Drive
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Toyooka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tokyo
— 6 nights
Fly

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Nishinomiya

— 1 night
The city of Nishinomiya has become known as a hub of Japan's favorite sport: baseball.
On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Tempozan Ferris Wheel and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Japan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets, shop like a local with Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nishinomiya trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Nishinomiya is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. August in Nishinomiya sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toyooka.

Things to do in Nishinomiya

Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Toyooka

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kinosaki Marine World and Street of Kinosaki Onsen. Go for a jaunt from Toyooka to Asago to see Takeda Castle Ruins about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirihama Beach, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakatare Shrine, and pick up some local products at Toyooka Sanchoku Magokoro Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Toyooka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nishinomiya to Toyooka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a train. When traveling from Nishinomiya in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Toyooka, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Awaji.

Things to do in Toyooka

Baths · Spas · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Awaji, Awaji-shima

— 3 nights
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park and Michi-no-Eki Higashiura Terminal Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Awaji: Minamiawaji (Nushima, Yagi no Shidareume, &more). And it doesn't end there: get your bearings at Awaji Highway Oasis, take in nature's colorful creations at Awaji Yumebutai, look for gifts at Akai Yane, and stroll through Awajihanasajiki.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Awaji trip tool.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Awaji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Awaji are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Tokyo

— 6 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
For shopping fun, head to Ginza or Asakusa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ikspiari and Happo-en Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tokyo: Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama) and Umihotaru (in Kisarazu). Have a day of magic on the 16th (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, have some family-friendly fun at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou, and browse the range of quality goods at Isetan Shinjuku Store.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tokyo online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Awaji to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Hyogo Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Landmarks
Hyōgo Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region on Honshu island. The capital is Kobe.HistoryPresent-day Hyōgo Prefecture includes the former provinces of Harima, Tajima, Awaji, and parts of Tanba and Settsu.In 1180, near the end of the Heian period, Emperor Antoku, Taira no Kiyomori, and the Imperial court moved briefly to Fukuhara, in what is now the city of Kobe. There the capital remained for five months.Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in the city of Himeji.Southern Hyōgo Prefecture was severely devastated by the 6.9 Mw Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, which destroyed major parts of Kobe and Awaji, as well as Takarazuka and neighboring Osaka Prefecture, killing nearly 6,500 people.

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