20 Best Things to do in Hyogo Prefecture | Bucket List Ideas | Attractions | Activities

Curating the best things to do in Hyogo into a potent recipe for your holiday desires, we've put together the best of the prefecture's many attractions.Hyogo is synonymous with the famous Kobe beef, and you'll get to try it out first hand on barbecue adventures.The meat is named after the prefectural capital city of Kobe, which makes up one of 29 cities across the area.Hyogo is also home to one of the country's top biggest Buddha statues and the renowned Himeji castle.

Notably, the prefecture also enjoys a considerable share of the Seto Inland sea and thus serves up many watersport opportunities entailing flyboarding, SUPs, SUP yoga, jet boats, and more.Adventures also lie beyond the water and up into the sky, with paragliding and hot air balloon tours giving you a bird's perspective of breathtaking plateaus, mountains, seascapes, and vegetation.

There's a generous lineup of traditional appeals for those into ancient arts.You can learn pottery, ceramic making entailing mini shochu dispensers, aroma gel candle making, and much much more!

For more awesome things to do in Hyogo, look no further!

1. The Kansai sunset canoe of a lifetime

The Kansai sunset over Awaji island is breathtaking.Believed to have been among the very first islands formed in Japan, you're sure to have a rich canoeing experience out on the sea!

Ocean and Japanese (Umi and Nomuru)
Enjoy the Sea, the Fresh Breeze, and the Mountain Landscapes in a Leisurely Canoeing Tour with Your Friends and Family
Minamiawaji, Hyogo
Ocean and Japanese (Umi and Nomuru)
Experience Sunset Canoeing in Awaji Island for a Great Outdoor Adventure
Minamiawaji, Hyogo

2. Swim with tropical fish and seahorses in Kobe

Kobe an Hyogo's beautiful center of operations and holds great significance in marine diving circles. Explore an underwater world off the Akashi strait, where you'll come across weaving groups of blood parrot cichlids and colorful crustaceans hiding in the sea bed!

Dive Resort T-style (tea style)
Dive into and Explore the Charm of the Clear Blue Sea Takenohama Beach (Hot Spring Included)
Toyooka, Hyogo
Diving School Kokomo Kansai
1-Day Skin Diving Underwater Adventures
Himeji, Hyogo
Dive Resort T-style (tea style)
Go Diving in Takeno Beach and Relax in a Hot Spring (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Toyooka, Hyogo

3. Adventure for the taste buds: Hyogo BBQ

Take some time off from a hard itinerary of exploring and embark on a journey of the senses.From specialty beef and yellow corn to vegetables on a stick and more, this BBQ adventure promises impeccable culinary delight!

POPPO NISHINOMIYA
Enjoy Food and Fresh Breeze on a Seaside Terrace Bbq Plan in Hyogo
Nishinomiya, Hyogo
Auberge Albireo Observatory
Savor Fresh Vegetables and Tasty Bbq at Auberge Albireo Garden Terrace in Hyogo
Toyooka, Hyogo

4. Play in the forest like a monkey

The forest is your amusement park in Hyogo! Climb up old indigenous trees, swing from suspension cables like a monkey and take a rejuvenating nap on a hammock between trees!

Kannabe nature school
Climb Trees and Enjoy the Superb Nature Views (Half-day Course)
Toyooka, Hyogo
Forest Adventure Okushin'nabe
Have Fun and Play in a Forest with Your Friends and Family (Zip-Lining, Tree Climbing, and More!)
Toyooka, Hyogo
Forest Adventure Okushin'nabe
Zip-Lining, Climbing, and Other Forest Adventures at Oku Kannabe an Outdoor Park in Toyooka City!
Toyooka, Hyogo

5. Get lost in an amusement park of waterfalls and lava rocks

Play within Mother Nature's self-made park, and have fun on the vine swings, gentle waterfalls, and centuries-old lava rocks that have formed a perfect playground.This beautiful promenade in nature also has the best scenery!

Kannabe nature school
Half-Day Guided Trekking Experience While Enjoying the Beautiful Scenery Created by Lava Rocks (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Toyooka, Hyogo

6. Paragliding in paradise: you won't want to come back down

Fly the afternoon away on an exciting paragliding outing over a gorgeous plateau in Tamba and Toyooka in Hyogo. Leap off a mountain and take beautiful pictures for your frame at home!

Cross field Paragliding School
Half-Day Tandem Flight Paragliding Experience at Kannabe Kogen in Hyogo (Beginner-Friendly)
Toyooka, Hyogo
Tamba Paragliding School
Feel Like Floating in the Air with Tamba Half-Day Paragliding Experience
Tamba, Hyogo
Cross field Paragliding School
Enjoy the Feeling of Flying in the Sky at a One-Day Paragliding Experience (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Toyooka, Hyogo

7. Airsoft game: Watch your back!

Star in your own action movie, as you swat away rivals with machine guns on airsoft games in Asago. The course is complete with obstacles, great terrain, and other depictions that mimic a real-life warzone!

Survival game field WEED (Weed)
Action-Packed Airsoft War Game in Hyogo
Asago, Hyogo
Survival game field WEED (Weed)
Get the Thrills and Excitement in a Night Airsoft Game Battle
Asago, Hyogo
Survival game field WEED (Weed)
Survival Game Field Charter Plan: Air Soft Gun Games in Hyogo!
Asago, Hyogo

8. Hyogo SUP yoga for mind and body

Test your body with scenic SUP in Harima and Himeji, before channeling the power of the mind with unique SUP yoga.Keep in shape, and good mental health, as you explore Hyogo's aquatic delights!

Himeji Shirahama beaches LANIKAI
Half-day Standup Paddle-boarding Experience in Hyogo (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Himeji, Hyogo
Himeji Shirahama beaches LANIKAI
SUP Yoga & SUP Experience Course for Beginners
Himeji, Hyogo
Himeji Shirahama beaches LANIKAI
One-Day Standup Paddleboarding Tour for Beginners in Hyogo!
Himeji, Hyogo

9. Flyboarding in Hyogo: Walk on water

Channel the power of hydraulic flight and enjoy rare abilities on a sunny sea.Fulfill your jet pack riding ambitions and savor fresh breezes and the warm weather of an enchanting coastline where dreams come true!

AQUA RIZ (Aqua Rise)
Enjoy Exciting Marine Sports in Hyogo (Flyboard & Wakeboard Experiences)
Tatsuno, Hyogo
AQUA RIZ (Aqua Rise)
Feel the Thrill of Walking in the Air with Flyboarding Adventure in Hyogo (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Tatsuno, Hyogo

10. Fly with oriental storks while hoverboarding Hyogo

Break the chains of gravity and experiment with a hoverboard over the inland sea.These experiences span Toyooka and Himeji and entail adventures around a sea famous for its basalt caves and oriental storks!

AQUA RIZ (Aqua Rise)
Have Fun Sliding on the Water Surface and Flying in the Sky on a Hoverboard or a Wakeboard
Tatsuno, Hyogo
AQUA RIZ (Aqua Rise)
2-Hours of Exhilarating Aquatic Adventures in Hyogo: Flyboard, Hoverboard, Jet Blades, Jet Pack, and More!
Tatsuno, Hyogo
AQUA RIZ (Aqua Rise)
Fly in the Sky with Water Pressure While Riding on a Hoverboard in Hyogo!
Tatsuno, Hyogo

11. Travel like royalty with Hyogo Horse riding

Elegant and majestic creatures, horses make for excellent companions when out on the road.Take mountain strolls with your furry new friend after sampling from a range of colors, including angelic white horses!

Western riding Mallins table
Ride Up the Mountains and the Forest in a Back Horse Riding Experience
Sanukidani, Hyogo

12. Hot air balloon ride full of color

The great thing about sightseeing from a beautiful hot air balloon in Toyooka is that nothing gets in the way of a 360-degree panorama.The checkered balloon palette is just as enticing as the sprawling grasslands below.

Kanpan Sorrento
Hot Air Ballooning Flight Experience Over the Kannabe Highlands
Toyooka, Hyogo

13. Cycling surrounded by the majestic nature

If you aren't a big fan of heights, stick closer to the ground with cycling adventures around Awaji island.The tree-lined stretches of tarmac in Hyogo make for some of the most meditative rides in nature.

Kannabe nature school
Feel the Wind and Relish the Beautiful Nature in a Cycling Tour in Hyogo
Toyooka, Hyogo

14. Cruising Awaji on an exhilarating jet boat

Dubbed by some as the motorcycle of the sea, a jet boat in Awaji island offers much adrenaline for extreme speed lovers.Take things down a notch with a graceful Nishinomiya boat cruise!

SEA MOON RESORT
Go on a Thrilling Jet Boat Cruising Tour in Awaji Island
Sumoto, Hyogo
POPPO NISHINOMIYA
Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery from the Sea on a Boat Cruising Tour
Nishinomiya, Hyogo

15. A tea ceremony to calm the spirit

The tea ceremony was a popular practice in Edo Japan that symbolized the various aspects that defined the role model person.Get insight into its performance, including a treat of matcha tea and ancient snacks!

kimono kitchen2019
Authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony & Cooking Experience Wearing Traditional Kimonos
Itami, Hyogo

16. Harness Japanese culture through kimono & yukata rentals

The yukata and kimono are the embodiment of centuries-long traditions.Rent either and spend the day exploring the streets of a river town around the Kinosaki onsen!

Yukata specialty store Iroha
Experience Japanese Culture Wearing Yukata at Kinosaki Onsen (Yukata Male Rental)
Toyooka, Hyogo
Yukata specialty store Iroha
Dress Up in Beautiful Yukata and Walk Around Kinosaki Hot Spring
Toyooka, Hyogo

17. Touch and mold Japanese heritage via pottery workshops

Learn how to make special Japanese tea bowls for ceremonies and a range of traditional kitchenware including pots and a mini shochu server.Your painting skills stand to learn a thing or two as well!

Kadota workshop
Experience the Authentic Bizen Pottery in Hyogo (Beginner-Friendly Course)
Amagasaki, Hyogo
Pottery class aspirations people pottery
Take Part in a Ceramic Pottery Workshop While Enjoying the Sea Breeze Using an Electric Wheel
Akashi, Hyogo
Kadota workshop
One-Day Ceramic Clay Experience Using Electric Wheel
Amagasaki, Hyogo

18. Kobe city candle making: more than just candles

A candle is more than just about giving out light; it can also light up hearts with beautiful patterns and designs.Learn to make aroma gel candles, among other out-of-the-box candle concepts at Kobe city workshops.

Little Craft Kobe
Glow in the Dark with Led Gel Candlemaking Workshops in Hyogo!
Kobe, Hyogo
Japanese candles kobe Matsumoto shop
Make Your Own Cool Designs Painting Color-Changing Candle in Hyogo (Children-friendly course)
Kobe, Hyogo

19. Himeji workshops: When leather becomes art

Build your personality into a sleek leather watch that you can confidently say you made yourself.This leather crafts experience also entails wallets, among an assortment of other impressive leather goodies!

First Picture
Make Your Own Cute Square Coin Case at Hyogo's Leathercrafts Workshop
Kobe, Hyogo
First Picture
Leathercraft Hand-Making Experience: Make Your Own Leather Case
Kobe, Hyogo

20. Bring your imagination to life with Hyogo glass

The clarity and texture of glass make it an excellent material for handwork.Pour your creativity into glass forging and create beautiful beads and vessels of all manner of colors and patterns!

KOBE Tonbobi Museum
Glass Beads Crafts Workshops: Tonbo Ball Hand-Making Experience in Hyogo
Kobe, Hyogo
Mameda workshop
Handmade Glass Tonbo Balls Making Workshop in Hyogo
Akashi, Hyogo
Takarazuka violet gallery
Learn Sandblasting Glass Art at Takarazuka Sumire Gallery in Hyogo
Takarazuka, Hyogo

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