8 days in Himeji & Kobe Itinerary

8 days in Himeji & Kobe Itinerary

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8 days in Himeji & Kobe Itinerary

Start: Kobe
train:  30​min
1
Himeji
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Kobe
— 3 nights
End: Kobe

4
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.
Head to Aeon Mall Okayama and Myochin Hompofor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Himeji: Okayama (Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle), Naruto (Otsuka Museum of Art & Uzu no Michi) and Bizen (Hashimoto Gallery Bizen Pottery Sankoan & Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, and get all the information you need at Awaji Highway Oasis.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Himeji trip itinerary planning app .

Kobe to Himeji is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive. In June, daily temperatures in Himeji can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kobe.

Things to do in Himeji

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Okayama, Naruto, Bizen, Awaji, Chichu Art Museum
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Aeon Mall Okayama ©
Aeon Mall Okayama
Piole Himeji ©
Piole Himeji

3
nights
Kobe

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.
Head to Chinatown (Nankinmachi) and Kobe-Sanda Premium Outletsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kobe Harborland, admire all the interesting features of Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, enjoy breathtaking views from Kobe Port Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kobe road trip site .

Kobe is very close to Himeji. In June, daily temperatures in Kobe can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown) ©
Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown)
Kobe Harborland ©
Kobe Harborland
Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets ©
Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets

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