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Hyogo Golden Route : Kobe (one of five tours)


Hyogo
11 hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
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

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  • Japan Pearl Hall : Japanese had 97% of Pearl shipping share in the world in 1950's. This museum shows history of Japanese Pearl.
  • Takenaka Carpentry Tools museum : Japanese carpentry tools has more than 1500 years and it is different from Western.
  • Hakuturu Sake Brewery Museum : Sake brewering method is different from other alcoholic beverage's method.
  • Ikuta Shrine : This shrine is a kind of origin of Kobe and symbol of regenesis of Kobe.
  • Kobe Meriken Park : This is a port park which has good views of Kobe port. Meriken comes from "American" because it was close to the consulate.

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What to Expect

As you may know Kobe is a porttown and something exotic. But the name Kobe comes from "Kan Be" which means people who serve for their shrine. It is very Japanese! Kobe used to be small village serving for Ikuta shrine. But after opening the country about 160 years ago, Kobe became one of the port which was open to outside of Japan. Then Kobe has westernized rapidly and become bigger. So Kobe has exotic parts and Japanese parts. In this tour we are going to visit a kind of Japanese parts like Ikuta shrine, Sake brewer, Japanese traditional techical museum. I believe you can feel another side of Kobe, Japanese side.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Sannomiya Station or JR Osaka Station
Ending Point JR Sannomiya Stationor or JR Osaka Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Transportation fee of guide between guide's house and start place of this toiur, Sannomiya bus station(Kobe).

What‘s not included

Admission fee (you and guide : 500yen/person for Takenaka carpenter tool museun),
Lunch, Dinner, drinks,
Transportation fee in this tour(around 1500yen).

Important

We will walk 5 or more kilometers. You should wear shoes which is suitable for walking.

Cancellation Policy

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

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.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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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
3 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago

“ Great tour of Kyoto ”

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

Katiya Katiya United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months 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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