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Kobe Half Day Tour

by Mari
(98) Reviews
6h $ 226 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Former Foreign Residence Area
  • Harborland & Mosaic Mall
  • Kobe Beef in Sannomiya
  • Ikuta Jinja Shrine
  • Sorakuen Japanese Garden
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225.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.90
Extra person.
$ 9.40

What to Expect

Kobe is a historic port city, easily accessible by local train from Osaka.
Situated between the Rokko Mountains in the north and the harbor in the south, Kobe is a relaxing city with nice views.

In this tour we will visit 3 or 4 of the following places of your choice:

1. Kobe Harborland and Mosaic
You can enjoy bay cruise (45 min.) and shopping and eating at open air Mosaic Mall. You can see a typical Kobe view from Mosaic including Kobe Port Tower, Kobe's landmark.

2. Chinatown
Chinatown is only several minutes away from the harbor by sight-seeing bus. The area has been developed since Chinese people came to Kobe after the opening of Kobe Port in 1868.
The place is always crowded with many people eating street food and shopping Chinese goods.

3. Kitano Foreign Residence Area
Westerners first lived in the Old Settlement Area in Motomachi, but later they started to build houses on a hill near Rokko Mountains. There still remain about 20 houses in the area, and some of them are open to visitors today. Also, in the area you can find nice cafes and souvenior shops.

4. Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
Going up 330 meters by ropeway (10 min.) brings us to the garden entrance.
It's a large garden on a slope with a lot of herbs and flowers. You can also enjoy a nice view of the city on a clear day.

5. Kobe Beef in Sannomiya
Sannomiya is in the center of the city; if you like to have Kobe Beef, I can recommend a nice Teppanyaki restaurant that a chef cooks right in front of you.
(Kobe Beef Lunch is available 3,500yen-7,000yen.)

6. Ikuta Jinjya Shrine
Shinto shrine stablised in 201. You will see a main shrine that Wakahirumenomikoto is enshrined and some other smaller shrines in the pricinct.

7. Sorakuen Japanese Garden (closed on Thursdays)
Completed in the early 20th centrury. It's a stroll pond garden build on the residence of Taijiro Kodera, father of former Kobe City mayor.
20,000 square meter garden includes a tea house.

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Highlights

  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
  • Chinatown
  • Kitano Former Foreign Residence Area
  • Harborland & Mosaic Mall
  • Kobe Beef in Sannomiya
  • Ikuta Jinja Shrine
  • Sorakuen Japanese Garden

Important

I accept a tour request until 2 days prior to the tour date and a group of 2 persons up to 10 persons.

What‘s included
guide fee,
hotel pick up in Kobe/Osaka
What‘s not included
transportation for you and guide,
entrance fee for you (Harbor Cruise 1,200yen, Kitano Foreign Residence 350-1050yen, Nunobiki Herb Garden including ropeway 1,500yen),
lunch for you
Depart From
Kobe , Osaka
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kobe/ Osaka or any JR station in the region
Ending Point
JR Kobe or Osaka station
Duration
6 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 ( 98 )
Kelly Ann Kelly United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Wonderful time in Kyoto. ”

Mari was very polite, respectful, and communicated with me & my daughter very well. She made sure that our tour was a comfortable one. We enjoyed it and had fun. Mari met us, prepared. She was very knowledgeable, informative & knew her way around Kyoto. Over all, Mari exceeded our expectations. Thanks Mari.

Mari:

Dear Kelly, Thank you for your very nice tour review. You and your daughter were respectful, and I felt very comfortable touring with you. Your sincere attitude to get to know our culture was much appreciated. Mari

elaine Elaine United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Two fun days ”

First day was terrific. Mari is fluent in English and super pleasant. She planed an exciting day of major sites for us. She took our preferences into account. Her pace was perfectly suited to the six of us. I would recommend her to anyone who would like an experienced guide

Mari:

Dear Elaine, I had wonderful days with your family! I was thankful that you paid so much attention to my explanations. I hope you ‘ll have a good time for the rest of your stay in Japan. Mari

Mindy Mindy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Awesome guide! ”

My husband and I spent our first day in Kyoto with Mari. She was awesome (and her English was excellent) and showed us so much in our one day together. She helped us navigate the subway system as well as understand the Japanese culture and way of living. The local yakitori restaurant she took us to was awesome and authentic too. She will customize your tour based on what you want to see and will recommend the top sights. We had a ton of fun. I highly recommend using Mari if you are in Japan.

Mari:

Dear Mindy, Thank you for your wonderful tour review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you as you appreciate our culture. Although the day was rainy, you were enthusiastic, and we had a nice talk over lunch in a quiet Kyoto house. Mari

Hai Hai United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Awesome day with Mari ”

We had a great day with Mari. She's very nice and caring. She goes above and beyond to give us a great tour. We appreciate it.

Mari:

Dear Hai, Thank you for your tour comments. I had a great time with your family. You have such a nice family! Mari

Davena Davena United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ A good day with Mari ”

We had Mari as our guide for a full day of sightseeing. She was efficient in getting us around to all the locations we asked for and even led us to a market at the end of the day. We had a full day, so she kept us moving at a pretty fast pace, but it was necessary. Thank you Mari for a good day in Kyoto.

Mari:

Dear Devena, I apologize we had to walk rather quickly. Since it was a 5 hour tour on Saturday, we had to go thru the crowds! I should have discussed more with you about the itinerary during the tour. Mari

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