Mar 3rd, 2016, 06:32 PM
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We are planning a trip to Japan in June. We have approximately 9 days. We want to primarily stay in Kobe. We would like to go to Disney in Tokyo & also visit Hiroshima. Does anyone have any trips or itinerary that might be helpful? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Mar 3rd, 2016, 10:31 PM
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With only 9 days, you will do better if you work your way south from Tokyo Disney to Hiroshima with Kobe either in the middle or at the end. Disney/Tokyo are a 4 hour train ride to Kobe. Hiroshima is another 3 hours beyond Kobe.

If you fly into Tokyo and out of Osaka, you can save a little bit of traveling, but you really don't have a lot of time. In addition, June can be miserably hot and wet, so you will be happier if you don't try to push yourselves too hard..

Is there a special reason you want to base yourself in Kobe? I don't find it to be one of Japan's highlights, and without knowing what you are interested in, it would be hard to suggest day trips.
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Mar 5th, 2016, 06:28 AM
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We will be primarily staying in Kobe because we have a close friend there that is on business so we want to spend most of our time there. With that being said though, we want to explore the country a little as well. That is why I was looking for some suggestions.
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You have a free place to stay in Kobe and want to do day trips?

Kobe to the Tokyo Disney locations take over 4 hours each way and is a bit complicated.

Osaka is close, about 25 minutes. There is a Universal Studios theme park in/near Osaka, about 45 minutes from Kobe. About $6 each way.

Kobe to Kyoto takes about an hour away. Would cost about $10 each way.

Himeji and its magnificent castle is a not far or expensive to reach from Kobe.

If I was staying in Kobe then I would definitely visit Arima Onsen.

Kobe has its sights:

Hiroshima is about 2 hours away, more or less, but it is more expensive. Okayama and Kurashiki are also close enough for day trips from Kobe.

There is a variety of rail passes that you might be able to use.
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