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Kobe special customized tour for cruise guests

by Toshiko
(1) Reviews
8h $ 312


  • Ijinkan street
  • Sourakuen
  • Ikuta Shrine
  • China Town
  • Harbor land
  • Arima Onsen
  • Venus Briidge
  • Sake brewery
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Select Date and Travelers

311.50 USD

People People
1 ~ 5 people 311.50 USD
6 ~ 10 people 356.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.15


Have you already booked a cruise tour with a stop at Kobe port? Are you thinking about how to spend your free time efficiently? I would like to offer a customized tour for you. If you have 7 hours' free time, you can enjoy various kind of experience in Kobe.

What to Expect

I will pick you up at the Port Terminal and take you to the various spots so that you can enjoy experiences as you like.
Please choose 3 or 4 sights to suit your taste. If you don't know what to choose--don't worry! I can recommend a custom itinerary for you.

Historical spots
Ijinkan street : 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Some western houses built about 100 years ago.

Sourake en: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Japanese-style garden where you can appreciate of the beauty of four seasons.

Ikuta Shrine: 20 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
The site of Japanese religion, Shinto.

China town: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
You can enjoy the atmosphere of a Chinese downtown.

Harbor land: 30 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Having the atmosphere of a seaside, shopping and eating area.

Venus Bridge: 25 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and taxi
The nearest viewing spot (from central of Kobe) where you can see the city's lights in the evening.

Sake brewery: 45 minutes from the Port Terminal by train and walking
Kobe is very famous as a place where Japanese sake is produced.

If you want to go to other places, such as Kyoto, Nara and Himeji, I will make a private plan for you.

If you have an interest in this plan, please let me know. I will do my best to make your stay in Kobe the best it can be.

Many famous Japanese brands started in Kobe. You can find various goods such as women's wear, hats and pearls,
representative Kobe products. In addition, Kobe is a city with a sweet tooth, where there are a lot of confectioneries and bakeries.
Please enjoy the taste of not only Kobe beef but also Kobe sweets, when you have a chance staying at Kobe.
I will take you to my favorite Kobe Beef restaurant and cake shop to enjoy the taste of Kobe.

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  • Ijinkan street
  • Sourakuen
  • Ikuta Shrine
  • China Town
  • Harbor land
  • Arima Onsen
  • Venus Briidge
  • Sake brewery


Some sightseeing spots have a schedule. So sometimes it is closed when you come to Kobe. I will check in advance so as to make your visit the most pleasant.
If your cruise will leave the port of Kobe at the end of our tour, to avoid to the risk of a delay, the plan should be flexible and not too full. Please accept this situation.

Whether you're stopping over on a cruise, or coming to Kobe for some other occasion, I welcome you from the bottom of my heart.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fees (for example, train or bus fare, for you and your guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fees
Depart From
Kobe , Hyogo
Meeting Point
Port Terminal station, Shin-Kobe Station or JR Sannomiya Station
Ending Point
Port Terminal station, Shin-Kobe Station or JR Sannomiya Station
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 10 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How many spots can be seen in a one-day tour?

You can see three or four spots in a one-day tour of Kobe. But if you want to go to Kyoto or Nara using transportation from Kobe port terminal, I can arrange it as you like.

I heard that Himeji Castle is very beautiful and near Kobe. Can I go to see Himeji Castle in one-day tour from Kobe port terminal?

Yes, you can. From kobe port terminal to Himeji castle, it takes about one hour including 45 minutes' train ride and 15 minutes' walk. If you have enough time you can to Koukoen garden near Himeji Castle or Engyouji temple famous for the location site of Last Samurai.

Kobe is very famous for Kobe beef. Can you take me to the good shop or restaurants for them?

Yes, there are some restaurants where we can eat Kobe beef with a relatively reasonable price. I can recommend these restaurants for you. Also, Kobe has many bakeries and confectioneries. You can taste high-quality breads and cakes in Kobe.

I have an interest in shopping, especially women's wear. Can I enjoy this kind of shopping in Kobe?

There are many fashion brands that originated in Kobe. In the center of Kobe, the street called Sannomiya center street is lined with famous shops for articles such as clothes, shoes and hats. You can find various kind of fashionable goods in Kobe.

Kobe is very famous for the one of the three most gorgeous night views in Japan. Can you take me to such a spot?

Yes, of course. Which spot we can go to depends on your schedule. If you have one hour in the center of Kobe at night, you can go to Venus Bridge by taxi. It takes about within 10 minutes and the taxi fare is about 1,000 JPY. If you have enough time, you can go to Rokko mountain. From the center of Kobe to Rokko mountain, it takes about one hour by train and bus.

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 ( 1 )
Janelle Janelle United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Very knowledgable and sweet tour guide ”

Thank you Ms Toshiko-san for showing us the Kobe/Arima Onsen. She was so sweet and gave my 2 boys a fan as a remembrance. She is very knowledgable on the Kobe history. She even has these big binders that she created on her own. we love the walking area and seeing the Kobe / Arima Onsen. She help us like a mother and my grandma to my kids. She entertain my 2 boys as well. Eventhough we didnt have enough time to see Harbour City, she showed us the upper area of Kobe. We were in a hurry since we dont have enough time but still manage for me to get some goodies from Kobe. Arigatou Gozaimasu Ms Toshiko-san. We would love to see Kobe again.


Thank you so much for your warm review. The time with you and your family was also a big pleasure for me. In your tour, I was very impressed your attitude to show the respect to Japanese culture, and to your kids to teach the manners and behavior. I want to see your beautiful kids again in a near future. Kobe has more attraction such as harborland and Rokko, please come to Japan and Kobe again.

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