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Kobe One Day Highlights

by Mari
(88) Reviews
8h $ 291 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Mosaic Mall & Bay Cruise
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Ikuta Jinja Shrine
  • Sake Brewery
  • Kobe Animal Kingdom
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291.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 36.40
Extra person.
$ 9.10

Overview

Kobe is located only 30 minutes away from Osaka by train, yet the city's atomosphere is totally different.
It's one of the three major port cities along with Yokohama and Nagasaki. Since the opening of the port about 150 years ago, Kobe has been influenced greately by foreigners; therefore, it has an international touch. I'd love to show you around my town including Kobe Beef luch if you wish.

What to Expect

City of Kobe runs a sightseeing bus called city loop bus, and you can get on/off any spot you like.
One day pass is available at 660yen/person. You can visit all the sites listed below except for sake brewing district. (To visit a sake brewer, you need to take a train for 20 min. and walk 10 min.)
Following is a sample itinerary, and you can choose some of the spots according to your interests:

1. Sake Brewery
Kobe is one of the most famous sake making areas in Japan. (Approx. 30 % of all sake produced in Japan.) We can visit Nada sake-brewing district to learn about sake making and enjoy a free sake tasting.

2. Sannomiya
It is located in the center of the city. Ikuta Jinjya Shrine is only ten minute walk from the station; it has a long history of about 1800 years.
If you like to have Kobe beef, I can take you to a good cozy restaurant. Lunch is usually available at 3,500-7,000yen depending on the size.
Sannomiya also has a long shopping arcades with hundreds of shops of all kinds.

3. Chinatown
The place is always crowded with people for Chinese food. Just walking around there is a lot of fun.
You can choose to eat in Chinatown instead of Kobe Beef restaurant. A set menu is 1,000-1,500yen.

4. Harbor Area
From the chinatown, a 10 minute bus ride will take you to a harbor area. There you can enjoy a bay cruise (45min.for 1,200JPY), shopping & eating at open air Mosaic Mall.

5. Kitano Foreign Residence Area
When foreigner first came to Kobe, they had residences in the hill top Kitano area. Some of the residences are restored and open to visitors today.

6. Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
Enjoy herbs & flowers and the view overlooking the city from the garden (330meters above the ground). You can see Nunobiki Waterfalls when you go up to the garden by a ropeway. The site is very large and recommended to nature lovers.

7. Kobe Animal Kingdom
If you like animals, maybe this is the place to go. You can touch most of the animals and birds there and the highlight of the kingdom is an eagle show that flies over your heads. You can also enjoy beautiful hanging plants in the indoor buildings.

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Highlights

  • Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Mosaic Mall & Bay Cruise
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Ikuta Jinja Shrine
  • Sake Brewery
  • Kobe Animal Kingdom

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 or at JR Train station
What‘s not included
Transportation for you and guide
Lunch for you and guide (In the case of Kobe Beef, guide may eat elsewhere.)
Entrance fee (Bay Cruise 1,200yen, Kitano Foreign Residence 350-1,050yen, Nunobiki Herb Garden including ropeway 1,500yen, Animal Kingdom 1,500yen)
Depart From
Hyogo , Osaka, Kobe
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka/Kobe or JR stations
Ending Point
Osaka Station or Kobe Station
Duration
8 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 ( 88 )
Larry Larry United States ( Couple )
Very Good
6 days ago

“ Tour of many of the main sights in Kyoto ”

Our first time in Kyoto. Mari met us promptly at our hotel. We saw the Fushimi Inari shrine, Arashiyama, Kinkakuji and Gion. Along the way we got familiar with the subway and bus system. Mari was a delightful guide.

Mari:

Dear Larry, Thank you for your tour review. I had a great time touring with you. It was enjoyable for me to listen to your trips to other countries over lunch. Mari

Beverley Beverley Australia ( Friends )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Highly recommend ”

Mari , provided us with a very enjoyable itinerary including an authentic Japanese lunch in Kyoto . She was flexible concerning our wishes yet very well organised and cognisant regarding getting back to our ship . Overall an excellent day.

Mari:

Dear Beverley, Thank you for writing a tour review. I had a wonderful time with everyone of you. Also I enjoyed your jokes very much! Mari

Gerald Gerald Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day tour ”

Mari was very good and pleasant to be with for an entire day of sightseeing around Kyoto. She was patient and worked well with my two young daughters.

Mari:

Dear Gerald, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed touring with you, and your daughters were great! Mari

Steve Steve United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ An excellent day and a half with Mari in Kyoto and Kobe ”

We arrived in Kobe on a 13 day around Japan cruise. We wanted to make the most of our time, so we wanted to find a guide who would take us to Kyoto on one day and then spend the other half day in Kobe. Maddie was the perfect choice. She picked us up at 9 AM at the port terminal and navigated through local subways and trains to get us to Kyoto in time to see four different strains, returning at 7 PM I would never have been able to see as much, in a leisurely fashion, on our own. It is not often that one can get to Kyoto to spend the day, so having Maddie was an absolute necessity. She provided excellent information on each of the sites we visited and helped us plan the itinerary from the beginning. We spent the next morning with her and Kobe before the departure of our shit. Once again... read more

Mari:

Dear Steven, Thank you for writing a tour review. I had such an enjoyable time with you! I had been a little worried about the weather forecast before I met you, but it turned out to be nice for both days! I was especially glad we could visit Nanzenji Temple. Mari

Jessica Jessica United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day tour ”

From my first email with Mari, she was prompt and helpful in our planning. My 12 year old nephew and I wanted to see the highlights of Kyoto and Mari was great. She's relaxed and flexible so the day was paced really nicely. We would highly recommend spending time with her! Thank you Mari for being part of our adventure and helping create our memories!

Mari:

Dear Jessica, Thank YOU for being so nice to me. It was an enjoyable tour with you and your pretty nephew! I hope he has learned something about Japan during our tour. Mari

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