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Golden route long course of Spring

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It is route showing around Hyogo for 4 days and 3 nights. We can enjoy the history, culture, Onsen, dish, various workshops, nature, shopping with one package. We go to eat Kobe beef in Kobe on the first day and enjoy shopping. On the second day, you perform tour of town of old castle, and see scenery that holds its breath of San'in Kaigan Geopark. We perform tour of Himeji Castle of world heritage on the third day and the fourth day and go to see seasonal flower of Awajishima. In the evening, we stay at famous hot springs resorts of Arima Onsen, Kinosaki Onsen, Sumoto Onsen.

The first day

Kansai International Airport

One hour 40 minutes

Sannomiya

Ten minutes

Walk around Kitano

Five minutes

(lunch) Kobe Beef

30 minutes

Nada Gogo (Nada Sake) sake brewery

40 minutes

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

25 minutes

Accommodations Arima Onsen

The second day

Arima Onsen

40 minutes

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo

30 minutes

Sasayama Castle Ruins, Sasayama Castle downtown area

One hour 40 minutes

(lunch) Castle town Izushi Izushi Sarasoba

45 minutes

Kinosaki Marine World

Ten minutes

Accommodations Kinosaki Onsen

The third day

Kinosaki Onsen

One hour 15 minutes

Takeda Castle Ruins

One hour

Himeji Castle

50 minutes

(lunch) Akashi-yaki(Tamago-yaki) Uonotana Shotengai

15 minutes

Maiko Marine Promenade, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

40 minutes

Awaji Yume Butai

45 minutes

Accommodations Sumoto Onsen

The fourth day

Sumoto Onsen

40 minutes

Awaji Puppet Theater

One hour 15 minutes

Kobe Meriken Park Harborland

25 minutes

Kobe Airport

40 minutes

Kansai International Airport

The first day

START

Kansai International Airport

One hour 40 minutes

Sannomiya

Ten minutes

Walk around Kitano

Town (Kitano Meister Garden) of Kitano studio is located in Kitano district of Kobe. We reused elementary school in stores such as confectionery or bakery. We can enjoy making by traditional Japanese candle and can participate in events of other craft. Here, we can visit Kitano Ijinkan and former settlement, Nankinmachi heo. All is within walking distance.

We see the details

Five minutes

(lunch) Kobe Beef

As for first-class Kobe dish, Kobe beef is famous. Kobe beef is one of the Japanese representative beef and is thing of the available highest grade. It melts in your mouth and offers sweetness of high quality of fat. There are a lot of shops of Kobe providing delicious Kobe beef. Taste of Kobe beef is attracted by people of the world. Please try by oneself.

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30 minutes

Nada Gogo (Nada Sake) sake brewery

Nada Gogo (Nada Sake) is area where many Japanese breweries gather. You should look at this "home of brewing", and tourist attraction is full. There is every facility related to brewing by some kind of methods. We perform tour of brewing process and can see display about brewing culture. In addition, there is sample of liquor which you can try. This is chance to find your favorite sake!

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40 minutes

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum is legendary Japanese comic artist, art museum of Osamu Tezuka. It is in Takarazuka where Osamu Tezuka was born. You will find original sketching and product of beloved character such as Astro Boy. There is space that can make comics of your own animation. There are various comics of Osamu Tezuka in library. There is version by language except Japanese.

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25 minutes

Accommodations Arima Onsen

Arima Onsen is one of the Japanese oldest Onsen. It is Onsen on behalf of Japan. It takes 30 minutes by car from Osaka and Kobe and is in place taking approximately 1 hour from Kyoto. As for "the Kinsen," a lot of iron content shows water in dark reddish-brown. Transparent water is called "Ginsen". We strongly recommend that you take a walk through scenic hot springs resort and that you visit souvenir shop. Japanese-style inns and Hotels here provide delicious local cuisine.

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The second day

START

Arima Onsen

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40 minutes

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo displays ceramic art work made in the prefecture. Tanba-yaki Ware is one of the oldest ceramic art in Japan. In addition, we display Sanda-yaki Ware, Touzan-yaki Ware, Izushi-yaki Ware and Minpei-yaki Ware. All these have very high artistic value as art form. At this museum, you can see collection of precious Japanese earthenware.

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30 minutes

Sasayama Castle Ruins, Sasayama Castle downtown area

Wall of big stone is left in Sasayama Castle. Wall of realistic stone is impressive remarkably. In addition, there is historic building which met guest for a long time. It functions today as museum. In Spring, approximately 1,000 cherry trees bloom in profusion in the circumference of moat of Sasayama Castle. There are many traditional landmark architectures in this area. I recommend that you take a walk through town of old castle.

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One hour 40 minutes

(lunch) Castle town Izushi Izushi Sarasoba

Izushi of Toyooka is famous as old Castle town. There are Izushi Castle and old samurai residence in site. Classic dish to eat for lunch here is soba noodle. Soba noodle shops more than 40 forms a line on street of Izushi. Soba of Izushi is served on the small white plate. Of these, five become one serving. When you are still hungry, you can add additional order by plate.

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45 minutes

Kinosaki Marine World

Kinosaki Marine World is aquarium providing beautiful scenery of the Sea of Japan. In the building, you will look at very large tank of depth of 12m. There are various kinds of fish of seawater and fresh water which you should look at. Show of dolphin and sea lion is very popular. In addition, you can go to catch horse mackerel. They will cook horse mackerel which you caught at the spot. You play with dolphin and can touch near when you are made an appointment with.

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Ten minutes

Accommodations Kinosaki Onsen

Kinosaki Onsen is Onsen said to that Oriental White Stor discovered first 1,400 years ago. Beautiful willow blooms in the bank of Ootanigawa River. There are also traditional wooden Japanese-style inns and shop. In substitution for bath of Japanese-style inns, you can use seven kinds of public baths forming a line on street. Let's do seven Onsen tours in yukata.

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The third day

START

Kinosaki Onsen

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One hour 15 minutes

Takeda Castle Ruins

Takeda Castle is Castle Ruins built on mountain of 354m above see level. There is huge wall of stone on the mountain. Form of wall looks like tiger crouching down. You will also find foggy cover in early morning of fine day. In this way, it comes to seem that wall of stone rises from cloud. Therefore, castle is called "castle in the sky".

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One hour

Himeji Castle

Himeji Castle which is first Japanese monument registered with world heritage of the UNESCO is recognized in the world. Wall of the white plaster lets you call it "castle of white heron". Repair process for 5 years was completed in March, 2015, and castle was released newly. This is one of the castles which are the most beautiful in Japan. View from the castle tower is exquisiteness. Guest from foreign countries can use free guidance, too.

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50 minutes

(lunch) Akashi-yaki(Tamago-yaki) Uonotana Shotengai

Akashi-yaki(Tamago-yaki) is called "fried egg" and is noted product of Akashi. Tender dough has bogo in the inside. It resembles famous takoyaki dishes of Osaka, but is dipped into soup stock when we eat. There are many shops selling fresh fishery products of the Seto Inland Sea in Uonotana shopping arcade. There are 100 stores selling all kinds of fresh fish and marine products in arcade of 350m in length.

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15 minutes

Maiko Marine Promenade, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge links Awajishima to Kobe and is the world's longest suspension bridge. View of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is merely luxurious. We recommend maiko sea promenade (fine-view promenade) if you enjoy the grand view of bridge. You can walk across the sea of 47m above see level. This promenade has view of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

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40 minutes

Awaji Yume Butai

Awaji Yume Butai is compound facility which famous architect Tadao Ando designed globally. The Japan's biggest greenhouse Kiseki-no-hoshi-no-shokubutsukan displays rare plant. Through the year, we display 3,000 kinds of 30,000 plants. Plant is displayed by unique method.

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45 minutes

Accommodations Sumoto Onsen

It is the Awajishima's greatest hot springs resort. New hot spring resort was discovered in 1993. Japanese-style inns and Hotels right here have outdoor bath which soaks while watching the sea closely. There is clear water in Sumoto Onsen, and it is thought that it is very good for skin. In Japanese-style inns and Hotels, we offer fresh seafood around Awajishima.

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The fourth day

START

Sumoto Onsen

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40 minutes

Awaji Puppet Theater

Traditional Japanese puppet drama is performed in Awajishima. Awajishima was ever trace of puppet theater of every size. These dramas were carried out throughout Japan as well as Awajishima. Awaji Japanese puppet drama is performed regularly even today. When you want to see these performances, please go in Awaji Japanese puppet drama.

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One hour 15 minutes

Kobe Meriken Park Harborland

Kobe Harborland and Kobe Meriken Park in Kobe Port are sightseeing of representative of Kobe. Kobe Port Tower which is Landmark of city overlooks Kobe. We can get into entertainment boat from this place. In addition, we can enjoy dish and shopping. We can enjoy Kobe.

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25 minutes

Kobe Airport

40 minutes

Kansai International Airport

GOAL

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