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Kobe One Day Highlights

by Mari
(19) Reviews
8h $ 248 up to 10 people


  • Sake Brewery
  • Ikuta Jinjya Shrine
  • Mosaic Mall & Bay Cruise
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Nunobiki Herb Garden
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248.40 USD

total price for up to 10 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Kobe is a historic port city, easily accessible by local train from Osaka. (20 minutes by rapid train)
It has an 'international atomosphere', and you can enjoy a bay cruise as well as shopping and dining, including Kobe beef.

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. 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 there. Lunch is usually available at 3000-6000yen depending on the size.
Sannomiya also has a long shopping arcade with hundreds of shops of all kinds.

3. Chinatown
We will take a tourist bus called Kobe City Loop (660yen for One day pass) to Chinatown. The place is always crowded with people for Chinese food. Just walking around there is a lot of fun. Of course you can choose to eat in Chinatown instead of Kobe Beef.

4. Harbor Area
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 roof 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 by a ropeway.

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  • Sake Brewery
  • Ikuta Jinjya Shrine
  • Mosaic Mall & Bay Cruise
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Area
  • Nunobiki Herb Garden


Depart From Hyogo Hyogo , Osaka, Kobe

Meeting Point At your hotel in Osaka or Kobe

Ending Point Osaka Station or Kobe Station

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 10
What‘s included
  • Guide fee
  • Hotel Pick up in Kobe or Osaka

What‘s not included
  • Transportation for you and guide
  • Lunch for you
  • Entrance fee (Bay Cruise 1200yen, Kitano Foreign Residence 350-1050yen, Nunobiki Herb Garden including ropeway 1400yen)

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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Mari

National Certified Guide

(19) Reviews

Contact Mari
Response Time 7 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I'm Mari. Welcome to Japan!

I'm a government certified English tour guide. I would love to help you discover more of
Japan. I went to high school in Georgia, USA and studied Biology at State University of New York. I love traveling and meeting people.

In my tour, it's my pleasure to offer a mini culture lecture such as folding paper(making a crane out of a piece of paper) and kanji of its fascinating structure. Also, please let me know if you wish to arrange a tour for your own interest.

Reviews ( 19 )

3 months ago |   by Christina

“ Kobe day trip ”

Mari was friendly and cheerful. She tried to be on the lookout for elderly accessible services like elevators and escalators. Arranged a very nice Kobe beef lunch for all of us. She tried to ensure that we leave with the Japanese experience of the origami - paper folding and showed us how Sake is made traditionally. Also made sure we got on the correct train back to Osaka Namba although I myself almost got on the wrong one! Thanks.

4 months ago |   by Veronica

“ She took care of us! ”

Our family was a group of 8 people with very old and very young members so it was a nightmare to bring them to the same pace and ensure that we complete a full day itinerary. But Mari was very patient and mindful. She adjusted the tour at Kitano, originally she intended to bring us to a house on top of a hill but seeing the difficulty of the older family members to navigate the steep hill she brought us instead to 2 legacy houses that were near each other. She also patiently waited for the members of the group when they were late and looked for the young ones when they didn't make it on time to the meeting place. She was like a mother to all of us. Thank you Mari!

4 months ago |   by JENNY

“ Tour of Kobe ”

We toured Kobe with Mari as our guide. I listed down the places my family and I would like to visit and she fixed our itinerary. She is accommodating and converses well in English. She made sure we would have a great time and we did! Thank you, Mari. It was nice meeting you. We all enjoyed the tour.

4 months ago |   by Tessa

“ Superb, A++ Tour Guide! One of the Best! ”

Mari is one of the kindest, patient and very accomodating tour guide. She went out of her way to find the Anello bags my sister was looking for, show us the bargain manga books for my daughter and her painting materials. Not only that, she made reservations for us at the famous restaurant known for Kobe Beef. She also shows us the many attractions of Kobe and knows how to interact with my kids. Also very patient with them. Lastly, went back with us back to Osaka station when she lives in Kobe. I really appreciate it. Will book with you again when we come back!

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