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Kobe Half Day Tour

by Mari
(73) Reviews
6h $ 189 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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189.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.50
Extra person.
$ 9.00

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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Mari Licensed Guide
(73) Reviews
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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 ( 73 )
Chirag Chirag United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 days ago

“ Memorable day in Kyoto ”

With cheerful disposition, Mari shared wonderful stories and history of Kyoto with our family that made our visit very memorable. Thank you

Mari:

Dear Chirag, Thank you for a nice tour review! It was my pleasure showing you around Kyoto. I also enjoyed taking pictures of your family at various places. Mari

Trang Trang Australia ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great tour guide with great flexibility ”

Mari was very well spoken and easy to understand. Had great recommendations for lunch and was very flexible in changing the tour dates due to bad weather. Attentive to detail and always willing to help for any queries. Highly recommend Mari

Mari:

Dear Trang, Thank you for your tour review. It was fortunate that we didn’t have to have a tour on a rainy day. I had a great time with your family in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. Mari

Becky Becky United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Walking tour of Kyoto using subways and buses ”

Mari gave us an amazing tour!.. Her English was excellent and she was clear in her explanations. ( She even included diagrams and drawings for further clarification. ) We were able to see the incredible Fushimi Inari Shrine, Gion, Kiyomizu, Hagashiyama-ku, Tenryo-ji Temple and the Bamboo forest. We highly recommend Mari as an excellent guide. She easily navigates Kyoto using public transportation. (Mari also took us to a lovely teahouse and restaurant. ) Becky and Carlos, Atlanta, GA (2/12/19)

Mari:

Dear Becky & Carlos, Thank you for your review. I’m so glad to know you enjoyed the tour! I had a wonderful time with you too, and thank you for listening to my explanations closely. Mari

Michelle Keiko Michelle United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Temples of Kyoto ”

My husband and I booked a 5 hour tour around Kyoto with Mari. She created an amazing itinerary based on the specific temples we wished to see. Mari was very informative, providing history lessons along the way. She even assisted me in purchasing headache medication at the local drugstore. We plan to visit Japan again and will definitely book another tour with her! Thank you so much Mari! - Michelle & Erick

Mari:

Dear Michelle & Erick, Thank you for your tour review. It was my great pleasure guiding you to the temples you wished to see. I will wait for you to come back to Japan for a holiday! Mari

Dini Dini Indonesia ( Solo )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Kyoto at a glance ”

Very good guide Just sometimes walking too fast which for traveller who first come to city would like to enjoy scenery

Mari:

Dear Deni, Thank you for your comment on the tour. I apologize that I sometimes walked too fast for you. I will keep your comment in mind for my future tours. Mari

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