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Kobe Half Day Tour

by Mari
(93) Reviews
6h $ 223 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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223.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 32.55
Extra person.
$ 9.30

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 ( 93 )
Denimar Denimar United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 days ago

“ Excellent service ”

Mari San was very patient and accomodating esp with my mom who requested to stop and rest plenty of times due to foot and knee pain. Mari was very flexible and gave us different options. It felt like she was part of the family. Thank Mari San for your service.

Mari:

Dear Denimar, Thank you for your tour review. It must have been difficult for your mother to tour the last 2 days. I tried to avoid stairs as much as possible, but we had to go up stairs a few times. You have a wonderful family! I really enjoyed your boys! Mari

Rachelle Rachelle Philippines ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ 3 days in Kansai Area with Mari ”

Our stay in the Kansai area was worthwhile because of Mari. We were able to maximize our time. Mari is very accomodating, exceptional tour guide.

Mari:

Dear Rachelle, Thank you so much for your review. I enjoyed visiting sites with you and talking with your family. Thank YOU for being so nice to me! Mari

Kathleen Kathleen United States ( Couple )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Best guide in Japan! ”

Mari was attentive, well informed and articulate (in impeccable English.) She had a considerable command of not only the "what" of each attraction but also the how and the why and the historical significance as well. She is an engaging and friendly woman who modeled for us the renowned sense of humor of the Osaka residents (even though she lives in Kobe.) Highly recommend her!

Mari:

Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for your great comments on the tour! I had such an enjoyable time with you yesterday. It was probably the first time that I laughed so much during the tour! Mari

James James United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Wonderful time! ”

What a lovely and interesting lady! Mari was exceptional and speaks perfect English and was very punctual. She was so accommodating when we changed our itinerary. Would not hesitate to recommend Mari to others.

Mari:

Dear James, Thank you for your tour review. It was a great pleasure to explore town with you! I really enjoyed the time with your family. Mari

Helene Helene United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Excellent 2 day tour ”

We had a warm welcome from Mari. She took us on a 2 day tour of Kyoto. She is a wonderful guide, very organized. She is also very flexible with our itinerary when we wanted to climb to Monkey Park. We enjoyed her company very much and she gave us great knowledge and wonderful suggestions for our upcoming days.

Mari:

Dear Helene, Thank you for writing a tour review! It made me so happy to know you enjoyed the tour. I had a great time with you, and it was actually fun to climb up the mountain with you in Arashiyama. Mari

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