5 days in Himeji & Beppu Itinerary

5 days in Himeji & Beppu Itinerary

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5 days in Himeji & Beppu Itinerary

Start: Himeji
1
Himeji
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Beppu
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h
End: Himeji

1
night
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 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shoshazan Ropeway, step into the grandiose world of Himeji Castle, admire the natural beauty at Koko-en Garden, then make a trip to Otemae Street, and finally make a trip to Viewing Deck, Himeji Station Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiromine Shrine, stroll through Mt Shosha hiking, then make a trip to Shoshazan Engyoji, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagoyama Reien Busharito.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Himeji itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In August, daytime highs in Himeji are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Beppu.

Things to do in Himeji

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Himeji Castle ©
Himeji Castle
Koko-en Garden ©
Koko-en Garden
Shoshazan Engyoji ©
Shoshazan Engyoji

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nights
Beppu

Beppu ©
The resort town of Beppu puts the geothermal nature of the region to good use.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Kamado Jigoku, take in the natural beauty of Hells of Beppu, make a trip to Jigokumushikobo Kannawa, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Chinoike Jigoku, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Statue of Kumahachi Aburaya, take in panoramic vistas at Beppu Tower, take in the natural beauty of Umi Jigoku, then take in the natural beauty of Tatsumaki Jigoku, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Shidakako Lake.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Beppu tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Himeji to Beppu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Beppu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beppu

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Hells of Beppu ©
Hells of Beppu
Onsen Resorts
Umi Jigoku ©
Umi Jigoku

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