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Kobe Half Day Tour

by Mari
(60) Reviews
6h $ 185 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Harborland & Mosaic Mall
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Kobe Beef in Sannomiya
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184.80 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 30.80
Extra person .
$ 8.80

What to Expect

Kobe is a historic port city, easily accessible by local train from Osaka.
Situated between the Rokko Mountains in the north and the harbor in the south, Kobe is a relaxing city with nice views.

In this tour we will visit 3 or 4 of the following places of your choice:

1. Kobe Harborland
You can enjoy bay cruise (45 min.) and shopping and eating at open air Mosaic Mall.

2. Chinatown
Chinatown is only several minutes away from the harbor by sight-seeing bus. The area has been developed since Chinese people came to Kobe after the opening of Kobe Port in 1868.
The place is always crowded with many people eating street food and shopping Chinese goods.

3. Kitano Foreign Residence Area
Westerners first lived in the Old Settlement Area in Motomachi, but later they started to build houses on a hill near Rokko Mountains. There still remain about 20 houses in the area, and some of them are open to visitors today. Also, in the area you can find nice cafes and souvenior shops.

4. Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
Going up 330 meters by ropeway (10 min.) brings us to the garden entrance.
It's a large garden on a slope with a lot of herbs and flowers. You can also enjoy a nice view of the city on a clear day.

5. Kobe Beef in Sannomiya
Sannomiya is in the center of the city; if you like to have Kobe Beef, I can recommend a nice Teppanyaki restaurant that a chef cooks right in front of you.
(Kobe Beef Lunch is available 3,500yen-7,000yen.)

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Highlights

  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Harborland & Mosaic Mall
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Kobe Beef in Sannomiya

Important

I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.

What‘s included
guide fee,
hotel pick up in Kobe/Osaka
What‘s not included
transportation for you and guide,
entrance fee for you (Harbor Cruise 1,200yen, Kitano Foreign Residence 350-1050yen, Nunobiki Herb Garden including ropeway 1,500yen),
lunch for you
Depart From
Kobe , Osaka
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kobe/ Osaka or any JR station in the region
Ending Point
JR Kobe or Osaka station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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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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 ( 60 )
Claire Claire New Zealand ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Guide ”

Mari was punctual, knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating and kind. We had an amazing day and saw everything we wanted to and more! Mari was so lovely! We wish we had more days with her. Thank you Mari :) 10/10 would recommend Mari to anyone looking for a guide!

Mari:

Dear Claire, Thank you for your nice and quick review! I had an enjoyable time with you all. You have such a nice and warm family! I hope you’ll have a good time in Osaka. Mari

Maylin Maylin United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fantastic time with Mari ”

I couldn't have paid for a better guide. I feel like I have a friend in Japan. Mari was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. She was nice, friendly and attended to our every need. She even helped us at a local pharmacy since all three of my children needed a decongestant. While having a guide is not cheap, making good use of your time is immeasurable. We saw everything on our wish list. Mari quickly changed plans when my kids came across a "cat and owl" cafe that they wanted to visit. I cant say enough. Very thankful! Sincerely, Maylin

Mari:

Dear Maylin, Thank you so much for your kind tour review. I had a wonderful time with you and your family in Kyoto! I felt very close to you too, and sharing many things with you was a lot of fun. Thank you for giving me such a nice experience. Mari

Joan Joan United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Mari was a joy to work with! ”

Mari helped us to design the day we wanted as an introduction to Osaka. She even helped us make the transportation arrangements to Toba (Mikimoto Pearl Island) that we had been unable to make. Because the weather was challenging as was the closure of the Sky Building due to typhoon repairs, she communicated with us frequently about re-designing our tour. We also made adjustments on the day of the tour and everything we did was just what we wanted too see. Mari is flexible, knowledgeable and has excellent Engish communication skills. We recommend her highly! We especially loved the trip to the market, the make-it-yourself okonomiyaki lunch and the trip to Osaka-jo. She was the best private day trip guide we had on our month in Japan!!

Mari:

Dear Joan, Your review made me so happy! It was my pleasure to show you major sites in Osaka. I think you cooked very well at the local Okonomiyaki restaurant! Thank you again for your very nice comments. Mari

Lynet Lynet United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day in Kyoto ”

Mari was very good at showing us around Kyoto. She had the itinerary planned out so we could maximize our time and see the cultural aspect of the area. She chose a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Her English is very good. Highly recommend Mari.

Mari:

Dear Lynet, Thank you for your tour review. It was my pleasure to show you around the eastern part of Kyoto in the limited amount of time. Good to know you enjoyed lunch at the restaurant! Mari

Kimberly Kimberly United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Fabulous Day! ”

We spent a day with Mari touring the sites of Kyoto. She was very professional, starting with a quick reply once we booked, she was very knowledgeable about the history of the places we went, and she was also very nice. When my phone died unexpectedly, she even went out of her way to help me find a charger. She also helped me learn to navigate the public transportation system so I could get around by myself the next day. We had a great time with her and I would highly recommend her as a guide!

Mari:

Dear Kim, Thank you for your nice comments on the tour. I had an enjoyable day with you! I’m glad you could get a charger before visiting Golden Pavilion. That’s probably the most picturesque site. I hope you are having a great time in Kyoto! Mari

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