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Let's go across the World biggest suspension bridge and enjoy fresh seafood in Kobe


Kobe
5 hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Do you know the world biggest bridge? It is "Akashi Kaikyo Bridge" spanning the Akashi Strait and has 3911 meters length. It is located about 50 km west from Osaka. The main tower is tall at about 300 meters above sea level. The view from city side or the ship provides a panoramic picture that includes the sea, sky and bridge. you can also enjoy fresh sea food at the fish market.

Itinerary

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  • Downtown of Kobe, Sannomiya
  • Driving across the world biggest suspension bridge
  • Take express bus from Snnomiya to Awaji Yume Butai, Westin Hotel Awaji (Lunch)
  • Take ferry from Iwaya port on Awaji Island to Akashi port on the main land
  • Let's try to eat fresh seafood at Uo-no-tana fish market

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What to Expect

We take the express bus from Sannomiya, down town of Kobe and can drive across the world biggest "Akashi Kaikyo" Bridge to Awaji Yume Butai on Awaji Island. From the bridge, we can enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of Osaka bay and Setouchi Inland sea.
Awaji Yumebutai is a complex of conference center and hotel. It was designed by Tadao Ando, Japanese famous architect. The hotel is operated by as the Westin Awaji Island Resort. On the return trip from Awaji Island, we will take small ferry boat by passing under the bridge and can enjoy spectacular view of the huge suspension bridge.
At uo-no-tana fish market, you can try to taste fresh sea food and "Akashiyaki" ball shaped octopus omelette.

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Departure & Return

Depart From Kobe,Osaka,Kyoto
Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Sannomiya Station
Ending Point JR Akashi Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

-My services as your Tour Guide
-My transportation fare
* This tour might be extended due to various circumstances such as weather conditions etc (We go acoss Akashi strait by ferry.). In such case, I would NOT charge any extra guide fee.

What‘s not included

-Transportation fare,
>JR fare (Ex. from Osaka to Sannomiya station: 490JPY per a person),
>Express Bus from Sannomiya to Awajiyumebutai (930JPY per a person),
>Taxi fare from Awajiyumebutai to Iwaya port(About 2000 JPY),
>Ferry(500JPY per a person)
-Lunch,drinks, and snacks
-Personal expenses

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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Ian Ian Australia ( Couple )
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3 months ago

“ Super personalised tour to Shigaraki pottery village. ”

Koichi was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the local areas we visited. The tour was faultless throughout and was the realisation of a dream come true for me. During our tour we had a brilliant lunch suggested to us by Koichi and we visited several places which were not on our original plan, but made the day even more enjoyable. A super highlight was when Koichi suggested we stop at a local supermarket where he purchased a bottle of his favourite local sake for us to sample. Yum!! Thank you Koichi for such a wonderful day. Ian and Leanne

Koichi:

Hi! Ian san, Thank you for your wonderful comments for me. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. It’s my pleasure! I hope to see your fine works that you made on the tour day. Well, have you contacted the kiln where we visited? They told us that today would be the firing day. I’m looking forward to meeting you again. Koichi

Donna Donna United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Our amazing day with Koichi san! ”

We could not have had a better guide for our day in Kyoto than Koichi san! From our initial contact he planned a wonderful day for us and accommodated our special request for a vegetarian lunch. He met us early at our hotel and we started our adventure. Mid-morning he accommodated our impromptu request to visit Arashiyama Monkey Park, which was a highlight for us, especially our daughter. He even helped my daughter get her first goshuincho book and first (of many) goshuins. He explained culture and history and taught us how to properly do the purification ritual at temples/shrines. And he took so many wonderful family photos for us! Another highlight of our time with him was an amazing lunch at the restaurant at Ryoanji Temple. We ate Yudofu in a tatami room that look out onto a beautiful ... read more

Koichi:

Hi! Donna san. Thank you for writing me such a wonderful comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I'm so happy to have been your guide. I think we were very lucky since we could see beautiful cherry blossoms for that time of the season. I would like to have a chance to guide you next time too. I really hope to see you in the near future. Koichi

Charles Charles United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Spent 4 days in Kyoto area. Could not have been better. ”

From the first contact by email I knew we would be in good hands. Koichi helped me decide on activities for each day based on his extensive knowledge of the area and his quick grasp of what my wife and I would want to see. On our 4 days together we could not ask for a better experience. He is knowledgeable, a very careful driver and was very considerate of our interests, adding things to our original plan. He has a wonderful disposition.

Koichi:

Thank you for your wonderful comment for me. Charles san! I am very happy you enjoyed the tour. I would like to see you again in the near future since I want to show you some other hidden interesting places next time too. Koichi

Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Koichi was very communicative and is a great guide!

Nora Nora United States ( Family )
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5 months ago

“ Tour of Kyoto with Amazing Guide! ”

Our family of 5 had an amazing tour of Kyoto with Koichi! He is the Best! Incredible guide and fun person. Koichi created an itinerary that was fun and interesting for all of us. We saw and did so much...and stopped midway for a delicious sushi lunch. He also taught us so much about Japanese culture and history. And....He is a wonderful photographer! We have wonderful memories of Kyoto because of our excellent tour with Koichi! We look forward to returning someday. It is a beautiful place. Thank you Koichi!

Koichi:

Hi! Nora san, Thank you, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I was also happy with you and want to meet you again in the near future!! Please come to Japan, and Kyoto again. I would like to show you more and more interesting places and things. I'm always looking forward to seeing you. Koichi

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