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

by KASHIMA
(29) Reviews
8h $ 249 Price up to 8 people

Highlights

  • 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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Overview

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.

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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Highlights

  • 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.

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.

What‘s included
Guide fee
What‘s not included
Pick up fee for a guide: yen1500
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
Meeting Point
At your staying hotel in Kobe
Ending Point
At your staying hotel in Kobe
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people

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 ( 29 )
Patrik Patrik Japan
Excellent
1 day ago

“ 10 out of 10 ”

Top Guide very smart and and top Knowledge of Japanese History and Religons

KASHIMA:

Patrik san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me and selecting me as a guide for you precious tour. I am very much pleased that you and your wife enjoyed one day Tokyo tour. We visited Meiji shrine, Asakusa/Sensoji temple, Zojoji temple and Samurai museum. All these spots are deeply related with Japanese history of Edo-era established by Tokugawa Shogunate , Meiji restoration ,Meiji era by Meiji Emperor and Samurai / the history from appearance of them in Japan to the end of them. Thanks to your strong curiosity of your Japanese history and culture, I could well explain the important background of each spots. I am looking forward to meeting again in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Tony********** Tony********** United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ 2 days in Kyoto ”

We were on a cruise ship stopping in Kobe. Rather than take tours from the ship and spend time going to and from Kyoto we decided to stay overnight in Kyoto and take advantage of our time especially in the evenings to see the geisha district . Although we have the added cost of a hotel our outlay overall was similar to 2 days touring with the ship and we saw so much more and the benefit of travelling in and out of Kyoto only once on the bullet train which was actually quite expensive .Kashima Met us at the cruise ship as with no knowledge or experience of the Japanese train network we did not know where we were going we found Kashima as a guide to speak good English and have a great knowledge of his cities and culture. Getting around in Japan is not easy and again he knew the network very ... read more

KASHIMA:

Hello Tony san, Thank you very much for your detail, great and utmost review for me by taking your precious time. I am very much pleased that you selected me as a tour guide, separated from your cruise tour and enjoyed two days Kyoto tour. Specially, I was so impressed that your wife knows very well about Japanese culture such as Geisha & Maiko, the spirits of Zen Buddhism, the word “less is more” which your wife described, flower arrangement and so-on. We visited several temples in Kyoto such as Tenryuji, Ryoanji, Ginkakuji which are related with Zen-Buddhism sect , Kinkakuji of gorgeous Golden three stories Pavilion and Kiyomizu temple which is related with a Buddhism sect dedicated to ordinary people. Also, you could enjoy the beautiful landscape of Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge a... read more

Eduardo Eduardo United States ( Couple )
Very Good
2 days ago

“ Good experience in Tokyo ”

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Punctual, flexible and well organized. Thank you for a good tour.

KASHIMA:

Eduardo san, Thank you very much for your grateful review for me. I am pleased that you could enjoy and get excellent experience for your Tokyo tour by visiting Asakusa, Meiji shrine, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Akihabara. Thanks to your various pin pointed questions, I could learn how to explain Japanese history and culture more better. I am looking forward to meeting with you in near future. Thanks, Kashima

Robert Robert United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Kudos for Kashima! ”

Twelve days, four tourists and Kashima! We (two married couples aged 61-72) had a wonderful experience exploring Japan by (per our request) railway, taxi, bus, cable car, metro and by foot! Kashima successfully led us through Tokyo, Kobe, Kanazawa, Hakone, Kyoto, and Osaka. Kashima was on time, was flexible with our schedule when we changed our minds or wanted to rearrange our day. Kashima met us each morning at our hotel and helped us navigate the public transportation systems, acted as translator, answered cultural questions and ALWAYS maintained a positive, helpful and friendly manner. Kashima worked hard to arrange a special evening with an apprentice Geisha (Maiko) for us. This was something we wanted to experience but didn’t realize how difficult to find or arrange a “real” ... read more

KASHIMA:

Hello Robert san, Thank you very much for your very detail review of your ecellent experience you had during 12 days through tour in Japan and utmost great comments for me by taking your precious time. It was the first time for me to execute guding of 12 days through tour by using public transportation. Thanks to your deeply considered selection of tour spots from East to West including Kanazawa tour for me at the first time, and all your groups' strong interests to have experience of Japanese culture and to get knowledge of Japanese history, specially successive generations of Samurai top worriers and Zen Buddhism, I could improve my tour guide skill, specially about the great history of Japan from Heian era to Edo era until it has been truly unified and established with peace. Also, du... read more

Silvia Silvia Peru ( Solo )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Wonderful and informative guide. ”

Kashima was my guide for two days in Kyoto, I appreciated his able guidance through the various temples and monkey Park. The document he prepared for me is very informative and customized for me, I learned a lot thanks to his excellent guidance. Kashima was kind to showing me how to take the bullet train and not get lost in the train station. Excellent guide! Silvia

KASHIMA:

Hello Silvia san, Thank you very much for your great and utmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you enjoyed a lot for two days Kyoto tour. We visited Arashiyama, Tenryuji temple, Bamboo forest, Moon crossing bridge, Fushimi Inari shrine, Nijo castle, Gion, Monkey park, Ryoanji temple, Kinkakuji temple and Sanjusangendo temple. Specially, you had a lot of fun for Gion watching with Maiko crossing in the dark night at late evening, to play with Monkeys, Kinkakuji temple with beautiful three stories Golden pavilion and Sanjusangendo with one thousand Kannon statue inside there. I would like to be proud that I could took a miracle shot of your photo in Gion with Maiko lady behind you clearly while walking through by chance. I believe that you will keep the photo in your life. I... read more

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