7 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hyogo Prefecture route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Shinonsen-cho
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Shinonsen-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nishinomiya
— 1 night
Drive
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Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 2 nights
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Shinonsen-cho

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): shop like a local with Toyooka Sanchoku Magokoro Market, get to know the resident critters at Hyogo Park of the Oriental White Stork, then examine the collection at Kinosaki Literary Museum, and finally stroll through Takeno Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangan-ji Temple, then step off the mainland to explore Mio Oshima, and finally take in the natural beauty of Arayu.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shinonsen-cho online route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Shinonsen-cho is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Shinonsen-cho is 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, things will get colder in Shinonsen-cho: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nishinomiya.

Things to do in Shinonsen-cho

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nishinomiya

— 1 night
The city of Nishinomiya has become known as a hub of Japan's favorite sport: baseball.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Lalaport Koshien, then examine the collection at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nishinomiya trip planner.

Drive from Shinonsen-cho to Nishinomiya in 3 hours. April in Nishinomiya sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Awaji.

Things to do in Nishinomiya

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Awaji, Awaji-shima

— 2 nights
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Akashi Kaikyo National Government Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Akai Yane, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kiseki no Hoshi Botanical Museum, and then explore the activities along Nushima.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Awaji itinerary planner.

Getting from Nishinomiya to Awaji by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Awaji can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Nature · Shopping

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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