2 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

2 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hyogo Prefecture travel route maker

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Tanba Sasayama
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Himeji
— 1 night
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Tanba Sasayama

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dokoji Temple and then grab your bike and head to Unitopia Sasayama.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tanba Sasayama online trip builder.

Kobe to Tanba Sasayama is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Kobe in August, expect nights in Tanba Sasayama to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Tanba Sasayama

Outdoors · Classes · Trails · Parks

Himeji

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Nishi no Maru Nagatsubone, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in the pleasant sights at Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en, and finally make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip planner.

Getting from Tanba Sasayama to Himeji by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Tanba Sasayama in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Himeji, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites · Parks

Hyogo Prefecture travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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