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Kobe full enjoyment tour of exotic and fashonable town for your great experience


Kobe
8 hours
up to 8 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

This tour include Kitono Ijinkan, Kobe port pier, Meriken park, Kobe port cruising, Kobe port tower and shopping and amusement in Kobe harbor land.
Kobe is the port town and has imported various culture from various foreign countries which has made Kobe fashionable and exotic town. Kobe is surrounded by mountains and th sea and you can enjoy both Kitano area on foot of mountains and port area.

Itinerary

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  • Kitano Ijinkan: To move to Kitono Ijinkan (Western style residence built mostly for early foreign settlers during Meiji era.) by bus and see there.
  • Kitano Tenman shrine deify Michizane Sugawara who was the patron saint of study.
  • Kobe port pier: To move to Kobe port pier by bus and see there.
  • Meriken park: To move to Meriken park by walking and see there.
  • Kobe port cruising: To enjoy cruising around Kobe port area
  • Kobe port tower: To see and enjoy Kobe port tower.
  • Kobe harbor land: To see and enjoy shopping and amusement in Kobe harbor land.

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What to Expect

1) Kitono Ijinkan (Western style residence built mostly for early foreign settlers during Meiji era. In Kobe’s leafy Kitano district, more than 100 foreign-style homes were built in the early 20th century. Western goods and ways of life had entered to Japan through the port of Kobe.
The industry of confectionary and Kobe beef has been developed and those are still famous in the world. Jazz and movies have entered also through the port.
A community of foreigner had built their Western-style homes in the Kitano district. As such, Kobe has become the city which have people felt “exotic” atmosphere.
2) Kitano Tenman shrine deify Michizane Sugawara who was the patron saint of study.
This shrine was built in 1180 by Kiyomori Taira who was the top worriers in Heian Era.
He aimed to set the deify of the god to protect Imperial court and unlucky direction as his intention to move capital in Japan from Kyoto to Kobe.
The main hall of this shrine built around 260 years ago has been registered as National treasure in Japan.
You can see beautiful overview of Kobe from the hill side of this shrine.
3) Port of Kobe:
The port of Kobe was opened around 150 years ago. Since then, this port has been spoken very highly by foreign sailors in the world.
From the port, you can see Akashi-Kaikyo bridge which is the highest suspension bridge in the distance to west and steep Rokko mountains
in front of you.
a) In Kobe sea shore spot, there are lots of symbolic buildings such as Kobe port tower, Kobe Maritime museum, Kawasaki world and so-on.
Also, you can enjoy the sightseeing cruise service departure from Meriken park with viewing around to see the port and Akashi-Kaikyo bridge.
b) From Kobe port tower observation floor, you can see overview of Kobe mountains, town and
sea with 360 degree panorama.
c) Big shopping complex in Kobe harbor land
This harbor land has a big shopping complex with various shopping, gourmet, movie theater and amusement space.
You can feel Kobe as a combination town of sea and mountain with walking around the land by being exposed to the sea breeze.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your staying hotel in Kobe
Ending Point At your staying hotel in Kobe

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Pick up fee for a guide: yen2000
Transportation fee during this tour for you: One day free roop bus: yen660 per person
Lunch for you and a guide
Entrance fee for you: Kitano Ijinkan tickets, yen2000 per person
Entrance fee of Port tower for you and a guide: yen700 per person
Cruising fee for you and a guide: yen1100 per person

Important

I am now living in Gunma prefecture located around 100km north from Tokyo.
Therefore, if you reserve Kansai area such as Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Osaka, please request me at least one week in advance. We can exchange the idea of the tour.

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.
2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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.

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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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Reviews ( 51 )
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I-Lin I-Lin Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Hiroshima Day Tour ”

I organised this tour on behalf of a teenager who is fascinated with the Yamato battleship so this tour had to be very customised and Kashima-San lived up to the challenge! The boy really enjoyed himself. The guide spoke good English, very polite and respectful and he was flexible with the schedule. In fact the family said that they would highly recommend Kashima-San to others who visits Hiroshima!

KASHIMA:

I-Lin san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. It was great time for me to support your mother and your family for Hiroshima tour. We visited Yamato-museum where we could see the models (1/10) of Battleship named “Yamato” and lots of other ships and actual objects of submarine & airplane “Zero fighter plane”. There are many historical background explanations, photos and actual objects & ship models exhibited which are historically very important ones manufactured before and during World War2. Also, we visited Atomic bomb dome and Peace memorial museum. I am pleased that we could enjoyed a lot. Specially, your mother's young boy is so clever and has lots of knowledge about Yamato and related Japanese history. I am so much impressive for him. He has so strong c... read more

May BN May Japan ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A day at Miyajima/Hiroshima ”

Kashima-san organized the timing of the trip very well. Even there were situation where stayed longer than, he did an effort to change the timing of Shinkansen tickets and didn’t try to rush us. He well explained to us history of places we visit and patiently responded to all our questions.

KASHIMA:

May san, Thank you very much for your great review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious Hiroshima tour, I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy Hiroshima tour including Miyajima island, Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and Atomic dome. These tour spots are historically one of the most important tour spots in Japan which are registered as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Thanks to your strong curiosity, we could exchange lots of deep Q & A about Itsukushima shrine and the detail information of Atomic Bomb attack in Hiroshima city. I am looking forward to meeting with you again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

hollie Hollie United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Great guide ”

Had a great day with Kashima - our itinerary and the numbers in our group changed several times and he was so accommodating and nice about it. We saw the highlights we wanted and some great places we didn’t know about!

KASHIMA:

Hollie san, Thank you very much for your warm and utmost review for me. Our original tour plan was one day tour on Oct.12 for Hakone & Yokohama. However, unfortunately, the biggest typhoon named 19th hit Japan in Kanto area from Oct.11 to Oct.12. Under this circumstance, you and your friends were kindly flexible to see the storm situation by communication with me and we could set the alternate tour on Oct.13 by making several alternate tour options prepared. In the end, we could enjoy Tokyo tour visiting Imperial palace, Zojoji, Tokyo tower, Harajuku, Omotesando and Shinjuku Golden Gai with beer drinking as final enjoyment under sunny weather on the day. I am very much pleased that you and your friends could enjoy the tour even under this unexpected situation. During the tour, we coul... read more

Michael Michael Germany ( Family )
Poor
2 months ago

“ Engaged but not enough knowledge ”

Kashima tried his best to show us through Nikko, but we expected much more knowledge in one of the most interesting places in Japan. The information he gave us, we already had when preparing the trip. From a guide we also expected better knowledge in English.

KASHIMA:

Michael san, Thank you very much for your helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your precious Nikko tour. We visited Toshogu shrine, Akechidaira, Lake-Chuzenji and Kegon-waterfall. Unfortunately, due to cloudy whether, we could not take Ropeway in Akechidaira to view the landscape and we could not see clear view of Kegon-waterfall near Lake-Chuzenji. You had ever come to Japan decades years ago and this trip in Japan is your 3rd one. . I am pleased to hear from you that you know well Japan and love Japan ncluding Nikko. Also, I am amazed that you will have your own tour through Japan with your family by renting a car after this tour . I felt that you kindly educated me by this review so that I can become more professional guide capable to explain much more deep informat... read more

Bob Bob United States ( Couple )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Very good and thorough guide ”

Totally competent caring for our group. Got us through the day with ease. English was frequently difficult to understand, though. Very good skills getting us through all our train and bus changes. Did not, though, keep us together through the Himeji castle, nor give us any education while inside.

KASHIMA:

Bob san, Thank you very much for your utmost and helpful review for me and selecting me as a guide for your Himeji & Kobe tour. I am pleased that I could support your, your wife and your group of 8 people from your cruise ship members. All your members are so active to learn about Japanese history, culture and daily life. I could communicate a lot with all your members. Also, I am pleased that you kindly pointed out my inperfected points. I will improve my explanation skill about each spots information by English with more slowly and accurate so that everyone can easy understand. As for the explanation inside Himeji castle, I am sorry that I could not explain there. I will improve how to explain to large members during climbing up to 7 stories castle with jammed situation. I hope tha... read more

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