Have you already booked a cruise tour with a stop at Kobe port? Are you thinking about how to spend your free time efficiently? I would like to offer a customized tour for you. If you have 7 hours' free time, you can enjoy various kind of experience in Kobe.
Port Terminal station, Shin-Kobe Station or JR Sannomiya Station
Port Terminal station, Shin-Kobe Station or JR Sannomiya Station
08:30 AM ( recommended ) Flexible
Chinese ( Mandarin ) (License) , English (License)
I will pick you up at the Port Terminal and take you to the various spots so that you can enjoy experiences as you like.
Please choose 3 or 4 sights to suit your taste. If you don't know what to choose--don't worry! I can recommend a custom itinerary for you.
Ijinkan street : 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Some western houses built about 100 years ago.
Sourake en: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Japanese-style garden where you can appreciate of the beauty of four seasons.
Ikuta Shrine: 20 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
The site of Japanese religion, Shinto.
China town: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
You can enjoy the atmosphere of a Chinese downtown.
Harbor land: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Having the atmosphere of a seaside, shopping and eating area.
Venus Bridge: 25 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and taxi
The nearest viewing spot (from central of Kobe) where you can see the city's lights in the evening.
Sake brewery: 45 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Kobe is very famous as a place where Japanese sake is produced.
If you want to go to other places, such as Kyoto, Nara and Himeji, I will make a private plan for you.
If you have an interest in this plan, please let me know. I will do my best to make your stay in Kobe the best it can be.
Many famous Japanese brands started in Kobe. You can find various goods such as women's wear, hats and pearls,
representative Kobe products. In addition, Kobe is a city with a sweet tooth, where there are a lot of confectioneries and bakeries.
Please enjoy the taste of not only Kobe beef but also Kobe sweets, when you have a chance staying at Kobe.
I will take you to my favorite Kobe Beef restaurant and cake shop to enjoy the taste of Kobe.
What‘s not included
transportation fees (for example, train or bus fare, for you and your guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fees
Some sightseeing spots have a schedule. So sometimes it is closed when you come to Kobe. I will check in advance so as to make your visit the most pleasant.
If your cruise will leave the port of Kobe at the end of our tour, to avoid to the risk of a delay, the plan should be flexible and not too full. Please accept this situation.
Whether you're stopping over on a cruise, or coming to Kobe for some other occasion, I welcome you from the bottom of my heart.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many spots can be seen in a one-day tour?
You can see three or four spots in a one-day tour of Kobe. But if you want to go to Kyoto or Nara using transportation from Kobe port terminal, I can arrange it as you like.
I heard that Himeji Castle is very beautiful and near Kobe. Can I go to see Himeji Castle in one-day tour from Kobe port terminal?
Yes, you can. From kobe port terminal to Himeji castle, it takes about one hour including 45 minutes' train ride and 15 minutes' walk. If you have enough time you can to Koukoen garden near Himeji Castle or Engyouji temple famous for the location site of Last Samurai.
Kobe is very famous for Kobe beef. Can you take me to the good shop or restaurants for them?
Yes, there are some restaurants where we can eat Kobe beef with a relatively reasonable price. I can recommend these restaurants for you. Also, Kobe has many bakeries and confectioneries. You can taste high-quality breads and cakes in Kobe.
I have an interest in shopping, especially women's wear. Can I enjoy this kind of shopping in Kobe?
There are many fashion brands that originated in Kobe. In the center of Kobe, the street called Sannomiya center street is lined with famous shops for articles such as clothes, shoes and hats. You can find various kind of fashionable goods in Kobe.
Kobe is very famous for the one of the three most gorgeous night views in Japan. Can you take me to such a spot?
Yes, of course. Which spot we can go to depends on your schedule. If you have one hour in the center of Kobe at night, you can go to Venus Bridge by taxi. It takes about within 10 minutes and the taxi fare is about 1,000 JPY. If you have enough time, you can go to Rokko mountain. From the center of Kobe to Rokko mountain, it takes about one hour by train and bus.
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.
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Hi Everybody, I am Toshiko Kanoh, please call me Tracy.
I am a government licensed tour guide in English and Chinese.
I like Kobe where I live in. Kobe is a city located near the sea and the mountain,
has beautiful scenery and never-ending history.
Also, there are many good restaurants and cake shops. So, Kobe is a city almost Japanese admire to live. If you have a chance to come to Japan, and come to Kobe, you sure to be a Kobe Lover.
Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.
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