18 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

18 days in Hyogo Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hyogo Prefecture sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Osaka International Airport, Drive to Tanba Sasayama
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Tanba Sasayama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toyooka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Awaji, Awaji-shima
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kobe
— 7 nights
Fly

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Tanba Sasayama

— 2 nights
Byakkugoroji Temple and Koyano Museum of Antique Nishiwaki Building will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tamba Toji Brewery Museum and Terra Dorm. Get out of town with these interesting Tanba Sasayama side-trips: Tamba (Enichiji Temple, Tamba Dinosaurs Fossil Studio Chitan Museum, &more).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tanba Sasayama sightseeing planner.

Manila, Philippines to Tanba Sasayama is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Tanba Sasayama due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in March; daily highs in Tanba Sasayama reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Toyooka.

Things to do in Tanba Sasayama

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Toyooka

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Street of Kinosaki Onsen and Takeda Castle Ruins. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Izushi Castle Town and Naomi Uemura Bokenkan. Venture out of the city with trips to Shinonsen-cho (Hamasaka Senjin Memorial Hall, Imei-tei House, Arayu, &more), Asago (Ikuno Ginzan Cultural Museum & Asago Art Village) and Kami-cho (Daijoji Temple, Amarube Railroad Bridge, Sorano Eki, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Toyooka City Konotori Bunkakan, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Kinosaki Marine World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiyoshi Shrine.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Toyooka day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tanba Sasayama to Toyooka takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Tanba Sasayama in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Toyooka: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Awaji.

Things to do in Toyooka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Awaji, Awaji-shima

— 3 nights
Most trips to Awaji remain fairly brief stop-offs on the expressway between Honshu and Shikoku.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Izanagi Shrine and Gossa Kaito Ruins. Get a sense of the local culture at Awaji Oiso Artyama and Nojima Fault Preservation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Awaji: Minamiawaji (Awajiningyo Joruri Shiryokan, Onarutokyo Memorial, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Awajihanasajiki, explore the historical opulence of Sumoto Castle, make a trip to Awaji Service Area In-bound Line, and get answers to all your questions at Awaji Highway Oasis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Awaji holiday planner.

Getting from Toyooka to Awaji by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kobe.

Things to do in Awaji

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Kobe

— 7 nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Himeji Castle and Kobe Harborland. You'll explore and learn at UCC Coffee Museum and Koshien History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Kobe: Otani Memorial Art Museum (in Nishinomiya), Akashi (Akashi Municipal Planetarium & Eigashima Brewery) and The World Money Box Museum (in Amagasaki). There's lots more to do: stop by Nankinmachi (Kobe Chinatown), get engrossed in the history at Takarazuka City Historical Museum Old Wada House, examine the collection at Hakutsuru Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ikuta Shrine.

To find photos and tourist information, read Kobe day trip planner.

Getting from Awaji to Kobe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. March in Kobe sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kobe

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 24:

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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