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Kobe One Day Highlights

by Mari
(53) Reviews
8h $ 238 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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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 30.80
Extra person .
$ 8.80

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

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 ( 53 )
Jennifer Jennifer United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Excellent ”

Mari was great. Her English and communication skills were excellent. She was very accommodating with our slight change of itinerary. TripleLights should allow more time for reviews as we are still traveling.

Mari:

Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for your comments while you are still traveling. I enjoyed the days with you in Kyoto and Osaka. I’ll let the office know of your opinion on reviews, thank you. Mari

Susan Susan United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Highly Recommend ”

We spent two days with Mari. One in Osaka and the other in Kyoto. She made each day memorable for us. Mari responded to our messages in a timely manner and answered our questions and gave advice that proved useful to us while planning our tours. She speaks excellent English and is very personable, which is important when you are spending all day with your guide. She knows the area and can tailor make the itinerary to fit your interests. I know this because she did this for us. This made our visits to Osaka and Kyoto go from good to great! There is a lot to see in both these cities, so be prepared for an action filled day. Mari will take good care of you. I highly recommend her for your touring needs!

Mari:

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your review. It really made me happy! Touring with you was a lot of fun for me too because you wanted to know about many things, and it made me feel I was of help to you. Mari

John John Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great Day in Osaka with Mari ”

We spent a great day in Osaka with Mari who was very punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible. Mari gave us a good introduction to the city and as we are here for a few days, have gone back and spent more time in some of the places, such as Namba. We thoroughly enjoyed our Kushikatsu lunch as suggested by Mari. Would definitely recommend Mari.

Mari:

Dear John, Thank you for your review for the Osaka tour. I much appreciate your comments; they encourage me to become a better guide. I thought your tour style of being curious about how ordinary people lived was very interesting and meaningful. Mari

Warren Warren United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great time in Kyoto and Kobe! ”

What a wonderful visit. Mari was immensely helpful in planning our time in Kyoto and Kobe. We saw so many amazing things in both cities, and very much appreciated Mari's flexibility, attention to detail, and personal touch in making our visit so enjoyable. Thanks Mari!

Mari:

Dear Warren, Thank you so much for your tour review. It was my pleasure visiting sites with you and explaining some parts of Japanese culture. Your appreciation of Japanese gardens really impressed me. Mari

Bev Bev Canada ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kyoto, Kobe & Osaka Tours ”

My family and I had 3 tours with Mari and she did a great job. We saw so much and Mari was very pleasant and informative. We enjoyed the tours with her and highly recommend her to anyone who would like to see the sites with a knowledgeable private guide.

Mari:

Dear Bev, Thank you so much for your tour review. I had an enjoyable time with you! Since we discussed a lot about the itineraries beforehand, I was able to know what you liked to do in each city. I really thank you for that and all the cooperation during the tour. Mari

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