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Cities and Towns in Hyogo


Himeji Castle, Kobe Port

Located in the Kansai area just to the west of Osaka, Hyogo prefecture has two big draws – the cosmopolitan city of Kobe and the historical city of Himeji.

Getting there


Kobe can be accessed by Shinkansen (high speed rail) via Shin-Kobe Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line. The trip from Shin-Osaka takes just 12 minutes. If coming from Tokyo, you’re looking at about three hours of travel time, and a change at Shin-Osaka Station from the Tokaido Shinkansen Line to the Sanyo Shinkansen Line will be required.

The regular train from Osaka to Kobe stations (both much more conveniently located than their Shinkansen counterparts) takes approximately 25 minutes and costs ¥410.

Getting to Kobe by air requires a flight to either Kansai International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport.

Route Airline One-way Fare Date
Tokyo Haneda => Kobe Skymark Airlines US$48.00 Oct 09, 2024 Booking options
Tokyo Haneda => Kobe ANA US$67.00 Dec 16, 2024 Booking options

Highway Buses also connect Kobe with cities to the east and west. Japan Bus Online has fare and schedule information.


Located further to the west of Kobe, Himeji can be reached on the Sanyo Main Line in approximately 35 minutes from Kobe. On the Sanyo Shinkansen Line, Himeji is a 16 minute journey from Shin-Kobe and a 30 minute trip from Shin-Osaka.

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