1-Day Kobe Highlights Tour including Sake Tasting

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  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

Enjoy a leisurely 7-hour tour of Kobe, a port town that developed and flourished after Japan opened its ports to the world in the mid 19th century with a local guide. From the north in nature rich Mt. Rokko, downtown Kobe City in the south where you can enjoy shopping and gourmet, and Japan's leading sake breweries in the eastern Kashiwa sake district, enjoy a varied atmosphere in this coastal city. This tour covers all the best Kobe has to offer. We also offer pick-up and drop-off at Kobe Port making this a convenient day trip for those visiting Kobe on cruise ships such as the “Diamond Princess” or the “Celebrity Millennium”.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Trip Designer Inc.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki)

The view of the water falls from high above was breath taking. Enjoy from great view from the sky.

Stop At: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens

The Nunobiki Herb Garden is Japan's largest herb garden with 75,000 herbs and 200 flower species. Take some time to relax while gazing out at the view of Kobe City from the rich nature of Mt. Rokko from the observation plaza, the terrace, and Kaze no Oka Square. You can also take a 10 minute stroll down the ropeway’s skywalk to get yet another great view of Kobe’s cityscape, Nunobiki Falls, Gobonmatsu dam, and more.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

After the herb garden, head on over to the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum- a short walk from Shin-Kobe Station. Established in 1984, it is the only carpentry tool museum in Japan. Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum moved to its current location at Shin-Kobe Station in 2014. More than 35,000 items are on display in the museum, and the increasingly rare carpenter tools from this disappearing craft are collected and preserved as part of Japan’s ethnic heritage. In addition to seeing the exhibition, you can indulge in all five senses by touching the carpentry tools, appreciating the structure of Japanese wooden architecture, and smelling the fragrant wood. There are also many touch panels and videos with easy to understand explanations, making the exhibition accessible to many visitors.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ikuta Shrine

The most popular shrine where many people come to visit in Kobe. In addition to becoming Kobe's name origin, this shrine honors the god of marriage. Hundreds of couples hold their wedding ceremony here each year. Also take a look at the water which is said to tell the future.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery is a brewery that has always been at the forefront of trends in the sake industry such as introducing drinking chilled sake, and selling other sake in easily accessible plastic bottle containers. The museum was made by remodeling the No. 1 sake storehouse. In order to reproduce the traditional sake brewing process in an easy-to-understand manner, a three-dimensional displays of sake production, including life sized figurines, are on display. You can also partake in a sake tasting at the main sake corner on the 1st floor.

Duration: 50 minutes
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