Discover Soni Highlands

Soni Highlands is the perfect place to spend a day or more among the exquisite nature that Japan has to offer. The Sakai Plateau, Byobuiwa Sheer Cliffs as well as Mount Miune and Kuroso are great locations to visit and explore during your time in the highlands.

Things to see and do

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Getting around in the Soni Highlands

The easiest way to get around in the Soni Highlands is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation.
If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to the Soni Highlands

How long to stay in the Soni Highlands

We recommend staying here for about one day. 
 

Hotels in the Soni Highlands

Flights to the Soni Highlands

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Day trips from Soni Highlands

Do you like pristine nature? Then visit the Akame waterfalls in the middle of Muro Akame Aoyama National Park. You will find many gorgeous waterfalls to explore. Swim in the lagoons ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 8.71

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For everyone interested in learning more about ninja's, Iga is the place to go. Home to the Iga-ryu ninja tradition, one of the two most well known ninja traditions in ...

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Distance, km: 27.98

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Yoshino in Nara is a quaint, small village, famous for its yearly cherry blossoms.  The village also feautures some world-class temples and a ropeway that will lead you to some ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 32.35

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Less then an hour from Kyoto, you will find the historical city of Nara. When you arrive at the station you will almost immediately be greeted by the many deer ...

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Distance, km: 35.35

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Most attractions in Ikoma center around Mount Ikoma. Start your journey by taking the cable-car up the mountain or opt to hike up. In the latter case, make sure to ...

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Distance, km: 46.89

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Uji has a vast array of ancient and religious temples worth visiting as well beautiful parks, local shopping streets and even a water park for you to cool off in. 

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Distance, km: 52.27

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Yunoyama is historical hot spring town with traditional inns. Many of which open their hot springs to day visitors.  Take a cable car up to the mountains and be delighted by the ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 60.73

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Just a little outside Kyoto city, you will find Oyamazaki. Often overlooked because of its proximity to Kyoto, it offers several interesting sights and museums. 
 

Travel time:

Distance, km: 60.81

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Koyasan is one of the most important religious places in Japan as it was the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. You can spend the night at one of the temples and ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 62.60

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Osaka is one of the biggest metropolises in the world and the second largest city in Japan. A perfect place to do some quality shopping as eery street has something ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 62.92

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