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KOBE Golden Tour

by Hideo
(56) Reviews
8h $ 267 up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Japanese sake brewery company (Hakutsuru)
  • Kitano Ijinkan ( including Weathercock House )
  • Kitano-cho (Kobe beef restaurant for lunch)
  • Meriken Park (The red Port Tower)
  • Kobe Port Cruising
  • Kobe Harbor Land
  • Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake Memorial Park
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267.00 USD

total price for up to 30 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( more than 30 people ).
$ 4.45
Extra hour.
$ 8.90

Overview

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. The city is well sheltered by a range of hills, with a population of about 1.5 million ranking it the 6th largest city in the nation.
I can take you to Japanese sake brewery, Kitano Ijinkan (Foreigners' residential area), Kitano-cho (Kobe beef restaurant for lunch), Meriken Park, and Kobe Port Cruising.

What to Expect

Heading up the mountain from Sannomiya will take you to Kitano Ijinkan or Kitanocho's hillside. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, non-Japanese built their residences in Kitano-cho's elevated area at the foot of Mt.Rokko.
The symbol of Kitano-cho's elevated area is the weather cock house that a German trade merchant built. And I take you to Moegi House, or the former US general consul. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums.

Kobe is especially famous for its beef because Kobe Beef is a high quality, delicious beef. There are many Kobe beef restaurants around the Kitano-cho area. Of course I can show you a popular Kobe beef restaurant.
If you want to have Chinese food, I can take you to a good Chjinese restaurant in China town Nankin-cho.

Kobe is also popularly known as Nada-no-Kiippon, Japanese sake brand. You can watch the video about how to make sake and enjoy sake tasting in Hakutsuru sake brewery caompany.

In Meriken Park, the city's landmark, the red Port Tower creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum, which was designed inspired by waves and sailing ships.
Do you know the name "Meriken" comes from? I'll tell you the answer during my tour.

I'm sure you'll also enjoy about 45-minute cruising tour around Kobe Port.
Why don't you join my tour and visit the Kitano Ijinkan, eat Kobe Beef, and go on a cruising tour !!

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Highlights

  • Japanese sake brewery company (Hakutsuru)
  • Kitano Ijinkan ( including Weathercock House )
  • Kitano-cho (Kobe beef restaurant for lunch)
  • Meriken Park (The red Port Tower)
  • Kobe Port Cruising
  • Kobe Harbor Land
  • Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake Memorial Park

Important

(1) If you have children, I can take you to Kobe Animal Kingdom. The different point from zoo is that you can enjoy watching animal performance shows and petting pretty animals. You can enjoy Pelican Flight Time, Ring-tailed Lemur Feeding Commentary at Pelican Lagoon. Furthermore you can enjoy Bird Performance Show on Water Lilies such as hawk, owl, poll parrot and the like. At the dog stage, shepherd dogs lead sheeps.

(2) You can command a panoramic view of Kobe from MT.Rokko. Actually it is called one million night view, one of the three major night views in Japan. Ifyou want to see the beautiful night view, you can enjoy the view by using taxi for 2 to 3 hours. It costs about 10,000yen for 2 hours, and about 16,000yen for 3 hours. read more

City Kobe

Depart From Kobe , Osaka

Meeting Point at your hotel

Ending Point at your hotel

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 30 people   Flexible

What‘s included
  • guide fee


What‘s not included
  • transportation fee (you and the guide)
  • lunch
  • entrance fee

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are?

As for transportation fee, it is about 1,000yen per person in Kobe city. Basically we use city loop bus inKobe city. If you come to Kobe from Osaka the fare is 410yen per person.
The entrance fee is 1,900yen per person.

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 prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Hideo


National Certified Guide

(56) Reviews

Contact Hideo
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


Reviews ( 56 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Joanna

“ Wonderful trip of Kyoto and Nara ”

Hideo-san picked us up at the hotel in Osaka at the designated time. He showed us a planned itinerary of our trip. I made a request beforehand that I was with some seniors so walking needed a lot of breaks. We used the train the whole time. Hideo-san was very patient and accomodating of our requests. I will recommend him to friends who plan to do a trip to Osaka.

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Melinda

“ Nara Day Tour ”

Mr Hideyoshi is a very informative guide and provided us with a great explanation of the history of the Nara attractions.

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Don

“ Very well prepared! ”

Hideo was a bit over-optimistic about our ability to spend so many hours sight-seeing on foot. If we had been told that the Umeda Sky Building had involved such a long walk from the other sites and such an expensive entry fee, we would have said No Thank You. However, we thoroughly enjoyed Osaka Castle, the Shinseki neighborhood, the Shinsaibashi Shopping Street and shops, and the wonderful water clock. Very unique and beautiful. He did a nice job choosing traditional Japanese sites, as well as giving us a taste of the modern Japan.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Brian

“ Excellent 2 Day Tour of Kyoto with Hideo ”

Hideo is very well educated about Kyoto and very efficient in his travels around the city. I would not hesitate to have him custom tailor an itinerary and have him help with navigation and information. He is super friendly and professional! He arranged a private driver for us as well. Thank you, Hideo!

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Michael

“ Awesome adventure! ”

Hideo met us at the lobby of our hotel and from there we hit the day exploring really cool sites in Kyoto. He explained all the places we visited and even had photos to show us before and after pictures of how the areas looked during different times of the year! Very friendly guide and I would recommend that you hire Hideo if your looking for a good adventure!

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