27 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

27 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hyogo Prefecture route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Takarazuka
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Takarazuka
— 10 nights
Drive
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Toyooka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 6 nights
Drive
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Amagasaki
— 1 day
Drive
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Himeji
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tanba Sasayama
— 2 nights
Drive to Osaka International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Takarazuka

— 10 nights
Takarazuka is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Venture out of the city with trips to Mino (Waterfall of Mino, Katsuo-ji Temple, &more), Miho Museum (in Koka) and Kyoto (Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda, steep yourself in history at Iwashimizu Hachimangu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, and don't miss a visit to Yodoko Guesthouse.

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

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Takarazuka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Jeddah to Takarazuka, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Takarazuka at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Takarazuka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Toyooka: Amanohashidate (in Miyazu), Hirohide Akamatsu Tombstone (in Yabu) and Takeda Castle Ruins (in Asago). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kinosaki Marine World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukuhi Shrine, and explore the world behind art at The Sand Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Toyooka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Takarazuka to Toyooka by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Takarazuka, expect slightly colder 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Awaji, Awaji-shima

— 6 nights
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minamiawaji (Awaji Farm Park England Hill, Amenoukihashi, &more) and Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art & Uzu no Michi). There's still lots to do: get your bearings at Awaji Highway Oasis, walk around Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Awajihanasajiki, and let little ones run wild at Awaji Yumebutai.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Awaji trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Toyooka to Awaji takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toyooka in December; daily highs in Awaji reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amagasaki.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Amagasaki

— 1 day
Amagasaki is an industrial city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): catch a live event at Hanshin Koshien Stadium, don't miss a visit to Nakanoshima Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Kuchu Teien Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amagasaki day trip planning site.

You can drive from Awaji to Amagasaki in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Awaji in December since evenings lows in Amagasaki dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Himeji.

Things to do in Amagasaki

Parks

Side Trips

Himeji

— 3 nights
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, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, then explore the historical opulence of 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, trek along Mt Shosha hiking, and then make a trip to Otemae Street.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Himeji trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Amagasaki to Himeji in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tanba Sasayama.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tanba Sasayama

— 2 nights
On the 1st (Tue), take a stroll through Castle Town.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tanba Sasayama travel planner.

Getting from Himeji to Tanba Sasayama by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tanba Sasayama are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Tanba Sasayama

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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