Experience some of Kobe’s best areas on this full-day walking tour. You’ll get the inside scoop on one of Japan’s largest and most fascinating cities from your guide. Spend the day strolling Kobe’s historic districts and a picturesque waterfront park, enjoying a buffet lunch and tasting sake.
Make your way to Kyoto's New Miyako Hotel where you’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group and later take the train from the Kyoto Station to Sannomiya Station. Upon arrival, be transferred to Meriken Park, a scenic stretch along the waterfront, featuring the Kobe Port Tower. Later go to the Kobe Port and enjoy a relaxing cruise followed by lunch. After lunch, stop by the historic Kitano-cho (Kitano-Ijinkan) district at the foot of the Rokko mountain range, where more than a dozen 19th-century mansions that once housed foreign diplomats are now open to the public as museums. Spend an hour perusing the ornate structures, with the mountains as the backdrop. Listen to your guide detail the history of the area as you walk to your next stop. Later explore the area for about an hour and then set off on another Japan Rail train for Kobe’s Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, where you’ll taste traditional Japanese sake and learn how it is made. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a solid grasp on Kobe’s distinctive culture. Take the Japan Rail train back to Osaka, where you’ll arrive at approximately 5:30 pm.