Hyogo Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan and extends from the Seto Inland Sea to the coast of the Sea of Japan. Kobe is the largest city in Hyogo Prefecture. Hyogo Prefecture has numerous scenic spots and countless cultural heritages such as Himeji Castle, which is listed on the World Heritage List.
Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō or Shirasagi-jō ("White Egret Castle" or "White Heron Castle") because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.
Kobe Port / Meriken Park
The Meriken Park is a very sophisticated urban park located in Kobe Harbor. There are symbolic buildings such as the Kobe Maritime Museum, and you can also admire Kobe Port Tower
Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Street
Only 10 to 15 min walk from downtown in Kobe, Sannomiya and Motomachi. Fashionable Kitano Ijinkan town is filled with nostalgic atmosphere.
San'in Kaigan Geological Park
In this area, variety of experience activities, such as stand up paddle surfing (SUP) , canoeing, treeing, diving, snokeling and sea kayaking are offerred.
Nijigen no Mori
A purely Japanese anime park where you can experience the world of “two-dimensional content” by using your five senses and moving your body.
Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum
Tezuka Osamu is a cartoonist representing Japan. You can experience animation in the museum, and you can also read the Tezuka Osamu comics translated into various languages
Kobe Ampanman Museum
Ampanman is very popular cartoon for kids in Japan. This theme park is good for family to enjoy together.
Takeda Castle Ruins
Morning fog occurs in the early sunny morning in late autumn. This castle wrapped in a sea of clouds reminds us of a castle that floats in the sky, and soon came to be called “Castle in the Sky” and “Machu Picchu in Japan”.
Arima Onsen (hot spring)
One of the oldest and most famous hotspring in Japan
Tajima Ski Resort
Tajima Ranch Park, where you can interact with nature and animals, is a skiing area that is open for beginners to advanced skiers in winter. Snowboards are available in all area, too.
The Kenka Festival at Nada in Himeji
The Nandanokenka Festival is held at the Matsubarahachiman Shrine in Shirahama-cho, Himeji-shi, being the fall annual grand festival, it is also known as the Nanda Festival or Meganokenka Festival. A ritual where three mikoshis, the Ichinomaru, Ninomaru, and Sannomaru all enshrining a deity ram each other, and has been known to be a festival that represents the Harima region since before the war.
Mitsui Outlet Park Marine Pia Kobe
A must-visit for visitors in Kobe and Osaka! The full view of the vast ocean is a must-see! The West Japan's leading large-scale outlet mall, MITSUI OUTLET PARK MARINE PIA KOBE!
Kobe Sanda Premium Outlets
It's located near Arima Onsen, it is the largest outlet center in West Japan.
The world famous Kobe beef, Wagyu. You should try it here in Kobe!!
Restaurant HELLO KITTY SMILE
At restaurants and theaters,
everyone can enjoy Hello Kitty 's dream world
which is being loved all over the world.
Tour from Takamatsu to Awaji Island in Kobe
If you are in Takamatsu, it will be a great option to visit Awajishima and head to Kanai Area!
Better for 2〜3 people
Max. 2 suitcases
Better for 5～7 people
Max. 8 suitcases
***Not included in the price: Highway tolls, parking fees, vehicle return fees, etc.
***Please note: The above chartered fare is for reference only.
Pick up the chartered taxi from the city center of Takamatsu
From a hotel in Takamatsu city, you go to Awajishima. On the way, you can enjoy the famous Naruto whirlpools from the observation bridge.
Visit the Whirlpool Obsevation Walkway “Uzu no Michi”
A 450-meter-long pedestrian walkway extends pass the bridghe girders, creating a new spot from which to view the Naruto whirlpools. At the end is a circular observation facility with glass enclosure from which to look down 45 meters below for a tremendous thrill.
Then, you head into Awajishima(Awaji island)
Arrive at Nijigen no mori
There is shuttle bus service between Grand Chariot and Nijigen no mori park frequently. A purely Japanese anime park where you can experience the world of “two-dimensional content” by using your five senses and moving your body.
Stay at GRAND CHARIOT 135°
It is a luxurious glamping facility in Awaji Park. Please enjoy an experience different from ordinary hotels.
Tips for choosing Private Charter Tours in Japan
In Japan, only “Green Label Vehicles” are legally acceptable for tour purpose and will be covered by passenger insurance. Besides, the driver of “Green Label Vehicle” must hold Class 2 license which is required when operating a commercial passenger-carrying vehicle such as a taxi or bus. Driver must be 21 years of age or older and have at least three years of experience driving under a Class 1 license. However, nowadays there are many services that provide charter tours at lower price by using “White Label Vehicles”, which by law are only allowed for private use only. In the event of a traffic accident, passengers on these illegal vehicles will not be covered by insurance. Therefore, for the sake of safety, we strongly recommend that visitors should choose a legal charter service.
Japan Tourism's charter service only provides green label vehicles and professional drivers at a reasonable price. Please feel free to contact us should you require any further information.