4 days in Himeji & Kurashiki Itinerary

4 days in Himeji & Kurashiki Itinerary

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4 days in Himeji & Kurashiki Itinerary

Start: Himeji
1
Himeji
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kurashiki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Himeji

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Shoshazan Ropeway, make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, then step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Koko-en Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Otemae Street.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Himeji trip planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In July, daytime highs in Himeji are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Himeji

Historic Sites Parks
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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

3
nights
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Korakuen Garden, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yashima-ji Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Ritsurin Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kotohira-gu Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kurashiki trip maker site .

Getting from Himeji to Kurashiki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Okayama, Takamatsu, Kotohira-gu Shrine, Senkoji & Senkoji Park
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©

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