7 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

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7 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
bus + foot + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency


Kobe ©
Walkable, small, and aesthetically charming, Kobe has served as Japan's first and premier international trading outpost since opening to trade with China in the mid-19th century.
Let the collections at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and Kawasaki Good Times World capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Kobe: Koshien History Museum (in Nishinomiya), Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House (in Takarazuka) and Himeji (Shoshazan Engyoji, Koko-en Garden, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Chinatown (Nankinmachi), see the interesting displays at Kiku-Masamune Shuzo Kinenkan, take an in-depth tour of Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), and get a taste of the local shopping with Kobe Harborland.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kobe road trip planning website .

Ubud, Indonesia to Kobe is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Ubud in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kobe: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Toyooka.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Himeji, Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House, Koshien History Museum
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum ©
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Kobe Fashion Museum ©
Kobe Fashion Museum


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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Street of Kinosaki Onsen, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, then examine the collection at Toyooka City Konotori Bunkakan, then contemplate the long history of Izushi Castle Town, and finally see the interesting displays at Naomi Uemura Bokenkan.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Toyooka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kobe to Toyooka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Toyooka when traveling from Kobe in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Awaji.

Things to do in Toyooka

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Street of Kinosaki Onsen ©
Street of Kinosaki Onsen
Onsen Resorts

Awaji, Awaji-shima

Awaji ©
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Onarutokyo Memorial, make a trip to Awaji Highway Oasis, then admire the masterpieces at Awaji Oiso Artyama, and finally examine the collection at Nojima Fault Preservation Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Awaji road trip website .

Getting from Toyooka to Awaji by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. September in Awaji sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Awaji

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Onarutokyo Memorial
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Izanagi Shrine ©
Izanagi Shrine
Awaji Highway Oasis ©
Awaji Highway Oasis