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From the classic destinations to the latest tourist spots! Trip to Hyogo for families with kids!
In Hyogo, there are many spots that are for families with kids too. We are going to recommend a 1 night & 2 days travel itinerary to visit rich-in-nature Awaji Island and a zoo and an aquarium in Kobe City. Let’s make a good use of rental-car, and visit 5 spots efficiently.
One night & two days “deep” trip to go visit “hidden-gems” in Hyogo Prefecture
If you have already visited major tourist spots in Hyogo, why not start your trip from up-country region this time? This is the area packed with “hidden-gems” where you can feel culture nurtured by sceneries, life-styles and the climate in mountainous villages.
What’s more, add destinations such as “Ikuno Silver Mine”; a site getting popular as one of the World Heritage Sites and “Takeda Castle Ruins”; another site also getting famous on your destination list, and your trip will be even more fulfilling.
A field of lovely flowers in each season will spread out before you with Akashi Channel and Osaka Bay in the background. Enjoy a leisurely stroll while finding scenery that suits your fancy.
Visit an English hill!
Koalas, wallabies and other animals which are rare in Japan are raised here. It has the largest number of rabbit varieties on display in Japan, including rare ones within the country.
Cruising on a large sailing ship to look at some of the largest swirling currents in the world. Enjoy this intense and mysterious natural phenomenon. The tidal currents reach speeds of up to 20 kilometers per hour, the swirls have diameters of up to 30 meters and waterfalls as high as 2 meters are formed in the middle of the sea.
Nadakuroiwa Suisen Kyo
This is one of Japan's three largest narcissus colonies. In this famous location, 5 million wild narcissuses bloom on around approx. 7 hectares. The best time to see them is around mid-January to early February.
Awaji Island had various ningyo-za puppet troupes large and small from the early 1600s to 1930. They performed all over Japan, conveying the charm of Japanese puppet show. Today Awaji Ningyo-za carries on that tradition, holding five performances a day.
In Minami-Awaji Onsenkyo there are abundant six hot spring sources, so you can enjoy hot springs with different characteristics. Viewing the setting sun while you bathe in a hot spring is exceptional.