3 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

3 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hyogo Prefecture Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Himeji
— 1 night
Drive
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Shinonsen-cho
— 1 night
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Tokyo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Koko-en, explore the historical opulence of Himeji Castle, and then hike along Mt Shosha hiking.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Himeji trip planner.

Tokyo to Himeji is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tokyo in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Himeji: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Shinonsen-cho.

Things to do in Himeji

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Shinonsen-cho

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): snap pictures at Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daijoji Temple, and then stroll through Takeno Coast. Keep things going the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Arayu, and then make a trip to Mio Oshima.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shinonsen-cho day trip planning site.

You can drive from Himeji to Shinonsen-cho in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Shinonsen-cho when traveling from Himeji in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shinonsen-cho

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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