27 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

27 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

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27 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Takarazuka
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Toyooka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Amagasaki
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Himeji
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Tanba Sasayama
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Jeddah

10
nights
Takarazuka

Takarazuka ©
Takarazuka is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Takarazuka side-trips: Miho Museum (in Koka), Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (in Kita) and Higashiyama (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Maruyama Park, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, revel in the low prices at Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets, examine the collection at CUPNOODLES MUSEUM OSAKA IKEDA, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Katsura Imperial Villa.

Make your Takarazuka itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Takarazuka is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jeddah to Takarazuka. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in December: high temperatures in Takarazuka hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Toyooka.

Things to do in Takarazuka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kyoto, Mino, Itami, Takatsuki, Nishinomiya
Highlights from your plan
Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Sanjusangendo Temple

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Toyooka: Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago), Hirohide Akamatsu Tombstone (in Yabu) and Amanohashidate (in Miyazu). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Tottori Sand Dunes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukuhi Shrine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kinosaki Marine World, and explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toyooka online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Takarazuka to Toyooka takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Takarazuka, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Toyooka, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Awaji.

Things to do in Toyooka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tottori, Hirohide Akamatsu Tombstone, Takeda Castle Ruins, Amanohashidate
Highlights from your plan
Amanohashidate ©
Amanohashidate
Tottori Sand Dunes ©
Tottori Sand Dunes
Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen

6
nights
Awaji, Awaji-shima

Awaji ©
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Explore Awaji's surroundings by going to Minamiawaji (Awaji Farm Park England Hill, Amenoukihashi, & more) and Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art & Uzu no Michi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Awaji Highway Oasis, let little ones run wild at Awaji Yumebutai, find something for the whole family at Awaji World Park Onokoro, and have fun at Awajishima Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Awaji trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Toyooka to Awaji by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toyooka in December; daily highs in Awaji reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Minamiawaji, Sumoto, Naruto
Highlights from your plan
Awaji Yumebutai ©
Awaji Yumebutai
Otsuka Museum of Art ©
Otsuka Museum of Art
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi

1
day
Amagasaki

Amagasaki ©
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. On the 29th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Hanshin Koshien Stadium, don't miss a visit to Nakanoshima Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amagasaki travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Awaji to Amagasaki. Traveling from Awaji in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Amagasaki, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Himeji.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Parks

Side Trips

Osaka, Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Kuchu Teien Observatory ©
Kuchu Teien Observatory
Hanshin Koshien Stadium ©
Hanshin Koshien Stadium
Nakanoshima Park ©
Nakanoshima Park

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Kokoen Garden, then go for a walk through Himeji Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Remains of Ako Castle, then hike along Mt Shosha hiking, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Himeji trip planner .

Getting from Amagasaki to Himeji by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Himeji sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sasayama.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Remains of Ako Castle
Highlights from your plan
Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en ©
Koko-en
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

2
nights
Tanba Sasayama

Tanba Sasayama ©
Sasayama is a city in the central eastern part of Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.The modern city of Sasayama was established on April 1, 1999, from the merger of the former town of Sasayama, absorbing the towns of Konda, Nishiki and Tannan (all from Taki District).As of April 30, 2017, the city had an estimated population of 42,395, with 17,161 households, and a population density of 110 persons per km². On the 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sasayama Castle Ruins and then take a stroll through Castle Town.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sasayama journey app .

Getting from Himeji to Sasayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Sasayama, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Tanba Sasayama

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fukuchiyama
Highlights from your plan
Sandanike Park ©
Sandanike Park
Sasayama Castle Old SIte ©
Sasayama Castle Old SIte