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Hyogo Golden Route : Izushi-Toyooka (one of five tours)


Hyogo
12 Hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Hyogo prefecture is about 150km long in north-south direction. There are many sight seeing spots, not only Kobe, Himeji but also Izush-Toyooka, Tanba-Sasayama Awaji island. So Hyogo government decleared "Hyogo Golden Route" as recommended tours. I would like to guide those areas where tourists do not know well. Each area is one day tour. You can have a different experience from Kyoto or Osaka.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoshiharu.

  • Izushi : Izushi is an old castletown town whose atmosphere is like traditional Kyoto.

  • Izushi : The buckwheat (soba) noodle is delisious!. The way of serving is unique. The dishes are also producted in Izushi. The pottery is named

  • Izushi : The Kabuki theater is small but famous Kabuki actors play there every year because it is like a original Kabuki theater.

  • Toyooka : The biggest production area of leather bag in Japan. The production percentage could be 70%(!) in Japan because of OEM.

  • Toyooka(optional) : There is the Oriental White Stork park. Oriental White Stork is almost extinct but 117 Oriental White Storks live here.

  • Toyooka (optional) : UNESCO Genbudo geopark where the first evidence of reversal of geomagnetism was discovered.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point JR Osaka station or JR Kyoto Station or Sannomiya(Kobe).
Ending Point JR Osaka station or JR Kyoto Station or Sannomiya(Kobe).

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Transportation fee of guide between guide's house and start place of this toiur(JR Osaka station or JR Kyoto staion or JR Kobe Sannimiya).

What‘s not included

Admission fee(you and guide)
Izushi Eirakukan 300yen
Transportation fee in this tour(you and guide)
Bus and train 9340yen(from Osaka), 11430yen(From Sannomiya), 8990yen(From Kyoto)
Lunch, Dinner, drinks

Important

1) Izushi-Toyooka area is located in nothern Hyogo prefecter where faces Japan sea. So it is cold in winter.
2) You can start this tour at JR Osaka station or JR Kyoto Station or JR Sannomiya Station.
3) Izushi does not have a direct public transportation from Osaka and Kyoto Kobe. So you have to start this tour early morning and you would return to Osaka or Kyoto lately.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

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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Reviews ( 6 )
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Jeff Jeff United States ( Family )
Good
1 year ago

“ Osaka and Kyoto day tours ”

Yoshiharu is a good tour Guide. He was at our hotel on time and was willing to do anything to make our tour good. He still a little new right now and everything didn't go as planned. Most of the time it was our group fault because some people in our group wanted go to a place that Yoshiharu has never been before and never told him about it before hand but Yoshiharu did his best to find the places and get us there. The only thing I can think of that might improve the tour is in the subway. I think yoshiharu might figure out the total Subway ride fare before hand so we could just pay one time instead of every single time we went to the subway. Overall Yoshiharu is a Good Guide and will get you to see the sights you want to. I would use him again next Time I visit Japan.

Yoshiharu:

Thank you for your evaluation. I was very surprised to get there and could not have expected there. And I am sorry for having troubles when we bought tickets to get subway. We should have buy 1 day pass for subway but the pass is more expensive than buying tickets one by one, so we did.(Next time we will but 1 day pass) Next time you come to Japan, I will be ready for more interesting tour according to your interests. Thank you.

gil Gil Israel ( Couple )
Good
1 year ago

“ Vacation in Japan ”

Yoshi is a new tour guide. He is doing its best to make the tour interesting.

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Osaka good times ”

Very friendly and helpful

Yoshiharu:

Dear Peter and Derek Thank you for your evaluation. It is undeserved for me as a beginner's guide. If you come to Japan again, I want to guide you in Kyoto or Nara which has more than one thousand years long history. Yours sincerely, Yoshiharu

Constantinos Constantinos Japan
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Great tour of Kyoto ”

Great tour of main sightseeings in Kyoto, great guide, recommended.

Katiya Katiya United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Yoshi made our Osaka tour the best day in Japan for us! ”

Yoshi is like a breadth of fresh air. He’s got a great attitude and personality - he made us feel like old friends! We booked him for 9 hours but he arrived early to our Kyoto hotel so we got a head start to our all day tour of Osaka. Our goal was to visit as many top attractions as possible and he kept us on task with our complex itinerary. We visited Osaka castle, temple, many geek stores (toy vehicles, electronics, parts, etc.), the longest shopping road in Japan, had some excellent local food along the way (Japanese seafood pizza/meatloaf over a skillet), walked thru 300 meters of so many variety of cherry blossom trees (our timing was perfect as the trees were at its peak), multiple connected shopping alleyways, and saw many beautiful river scenes. We appreciated Yoshi adjusting our ... read more

Yoshiharu:

Dear Katiya Thank you for your lavish praise. I did my best as a beginner guide. I want you to like Osaka and Japan. Have a nice trip.

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