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Pick-your-own grapes (during the harvest season) in Kobe and Akashi Tour by Toshiko (Tracy)

by Toshiko
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8:30h $ 329 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Meet at JR Shinkobe-station ( 8:40 ) or Sannnomiya-station ( 8:50 ).
  • Take public transportation (Train and Bus) to get to Iwaoka Grape Farm (about an hour trip)
  • Enjoy picking and eating the grapes which you pick (about an hour)
  • Going to Akashi-city by public transportation (about 30min ride)
  • Lunch time ... ex. sushi at Akashi's famous sushi restaurant (about 3000-yen), or Akashi-yaki (650-yen), or whatever you'd like to try
  • After lunch, visiting Akashi-castle and Akashi-park
  • Visiting Uonotana Fish Market
  • Akashi municipal planetarium (soundtrack only in Japanese ) 700 yen/person ( Optional )
  • Supermarket and Shopping arcade in Akashi Station
  • Going back to Sannomiya-station or JR Shin-kobe station by train (approx. 15-20min train ride)
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329.30 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

30 min extension.
$ 13.35
Additional people (per person).
$ 13.35

Overview

Let's enjoy picking grapes at a farm in Kobe Nishi-ward. Also I will show you my home town, Akashi-city

What to Expect

Kobe Nishi-ward is a secret fruit paradise and we can enjoy fruit picking in spring, summer and fall.
This time I will take you to one of the pick-your-own grape farm, where you can eat grapes straight from the vines. If you would like to take some grapes with you as well, you can do so for a reasonable price. After enjoying the fruits, I will take you to my home town, Akashi-city and show you Akashi castle and Akashi Park. They remind us the history of Japan and now they are a place of rest and relaxation for all Akashi citizens. After that, please try the Sushi in Akashi city. Akashi bream is very famous in Japan; I am certain that you will be satisfied with that sushi.
If you want to eat more, I will take to a famous shop serving Akashi-yaki. It is a ball-shaped pancake with bits of octopus. It is also the nation-wide famous snack from Akashi. Can you imagine what it is? Please take up the challenge of trying it, and you may become addicted to Akashi-yaki, as my family and friends have.

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Highlights

  • Meet at JR Shinkobe-station ( 8:40 ) or Sannnomiya-station ( 8:50 ).
  • Take public transportation (Train and Bus) to get to Iwaoka Grape Farm (about an hour trip)
  • Enjoy picking and eating the grapes which you pick (about an hour)
  • Going to Akashi-city by public transportation (about 30min ride)
  • Lunch time ... ex. sushi at Akashi's famous sushi restaurant (about 3000-yen), or Akashi-yaki (650-yen), or whatever you'd like to try
  • After lunch, visiting Akashi-castle and Akashi-park
  • Visiting Uonotana Fish Market
  • Akashi municipal planetarium (soundtrack only in Japanese ) 700 yen/person ( Optional )
  • Supermarket and Shopping arcade in Akashi Station
  • Going back to Sannomiya-station or JR Shin-kobe station by train (approx. 15-20min train ride)

Important

Please note that you can pick the grapes for you to eat only on the spot. You can bring back the leftover grapes at 900 yen per 1 kilo gram

The grape are usually in season until around September 10th. However, you'll be able to pick pears from Aug. 26th until mid- to late- September, and persimmons from mid-October to late-November. Don't miss out!

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
Transportation fee for you ( to Iwaoka vineyard, 1,990 yen/person to Kande vineyard, 2,460 yen/person ) and guide ( 1,990 yen ) during tour, entrance fee, eating and drinking fees.

From 12th September, Iwaoka vineyard closed. So since 13th September, we will go to Kande vineyard.

Entrance fee for the Grape farm: (1,000 yen/adult )
Example eating and drinking fees: Sushi lunch ( 3000 yen or above ) Akashiyaki ( around 650 yen )

If you need, I will take you to my favorite restaurant in Sannomiya. If you want to be assisted during dinner, please accept the additional charge of 1500yen/30 minutes and actual expense for dinner(for you and guide).
Depart From
Kobe , Hyogo
Meeting Point
Shin-kobe-station or JR Sannnomiya Station
Ending Point
Shin-kobe-station or JR Sannnomiya Station
Duration
8:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

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Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 1 )
Janelle Janelle United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ Very knowledgable and sweet tour guide ”

Thank you Ms Toshiko-san for showing us the Kobe/Arima Onsen. She was so sweet and gave my 2 boys a fan as a remembrance. She is very knowledgable on the Kobe history. She even has these big binders that she created on her own. we love the walking area and seeing the Kobe / Arima Onsen. She help us like a mother and my grandma to my kids. She entertain my 2 boys as well. Eventhough we didnt have enough time to see Harbour City, she showed us the upper area of Kobe. We were in a hurry since we dont have enough time but still manage for me to get some goodies from Kobe. Arigatou Gozaimasu Ms Toshiko-san. We would love to see Kobe again.

Toshiko:

Thank you so much for your warm review. The time with you and your family was also a big pleasure for me. In your tour, I was very impressed your attitude to show the respect to Japanese culture, and to your kids to teach the manners and behavior. I want to see your beautiful kids again in a near future. Kobe has more attraction such as harborland and Rokko, please come to Japan and Kobe again.

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