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KOBE Nature Hiking Tour in Herb garden & along mountain stream

4 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License ), French ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
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Kobe is a big international city, but has rich in nature. From center of the city , greenery mountain and forest locates very closely. On this tour ,we will rise up to Kobe herb gardens by ropeway situated at about 400m height. After visiting herb gardens , we will walk down the promenade walking route in mountain to center city. Walking route is confortable downhill course along mountain river.


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  • Kobe herb gardens : 10minutes ride of ropeway will take you a nature world.
  • KOBEWATER : Famous pure water. Emerald green color of water from mountain
  • Architectural heritage : Japan`s firstly-constructed concrete gravity dam. Kobe`s modern history.
  • Nunobiki waterfall : 43m height of popular waterfall which was admired by ancient poets too

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What to Expect

After getting of ropeway , 75,000 kinds of good fragrant of herbs and 200 kinds of colorful flower welcome you at herb gardens , which is located at about 400m height. You can admire the panoramic city view of Kobe together with Osaka bay.It`s really nice viewing. We walk down about 4km length of promenade hiking route to city. The route is along the beautiful mountain river. It s worldwide famous KOBEWATER , which had been loved among sailors because the water loaded from Kobe did not get stale even after passing the equator.The emerald green color of water is still preserved well by the effort of Kobe citizen. Along the mountain river , there exist several architectural heritages such as Japan`s first concrete gravity dam and old brick bridge. At the end of this trekking , great waterfall waits for you. Just near at the big city of Kobe , you can pass halfday relax and refreshment time in nature on this tour.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kobe or JR san-nomiya station
Ending Point At your hotel in Kobe or JR san-nomiya station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guiding fee , hotel or station pick-up fee in Kobe , transportation fee , admission fee for herb garden with ropeway

What‘s not included

lunch cost (if necessary)


The hiking route is about 4km length and downhill course. Frequent walker is preferable. Comfortable clothing and shoes which are wasy to walk. Raingear or handy umbrella is better prepared. Better to bring a drinking water too , although vending machines are available on the route. We take several rests during the tour. (So, please do not worry.) Toilets and small shops (but in mountain , so please do not expect too much) are also available on the route. Tour is at maximum 4 hours. Many photo spots if you like nature. And if you continuously enjoy inside the Kobe city tour , it is also possible with additional tour fee. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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.

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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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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Sudhir Sudhir Japan ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Awesome experience ”

It's a blessing to have a guide like ISAO and we are very lucky to have him with us. Not only he , the weather and waterfall with full of noise made our day. An excellent guide having full knowledge of history and culture of Japan.  Kudoos to ISAO


Hi , Sudhir-san It was really , really very nice hiking yesterday. So many kinds of flowers and really amazing waterfalls ! I am also very happy if you and your family enjoyed in Kobe`s nature. I wish , have a nice trip continuously ! Arigatou Gozaimasu ! Best Regards, Maruyama

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