Walkthrough the Kitano-Ijinkan district and see the former mansions where many foreign merchants and diplomats lived in the 19th Century. Visit Meriken Park, a nice waterfront park in Kobe's port area. Then, make your way to the Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum, where you will see life-sized replicas and models and learn about the sake brewing process. You will have a chance to try some sake at the museum's shop!

Departure 12 Mar - 26 Nov 2020: Tue, Thu 
(Except: 11, 13 Aug)
Code   From Osaka: JG-1NK6101NNS
From Kyoto : JG-1NK6001NNS
Kyoto departure additional charge required
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Kobe

<From Kyoto>

8:40 am: Meet at New Miyako Hotel. Go to Kyoto Station and take the JR rapid service train *non-reserved seating* to Sannomiya Station.

<From Osaka>

9:10 am: Meet at Hotel Granvia Osaka. Go to Osaka Station and take the JR rapid service train *non-reserved seating* to Sannomiya Station.

Meriken Park: Stoll around a well-known waterfront park in Kobe's port area. It is home to some of Kobe's iconic contemporary architectures. 

Kobe Bay Cruise (45 min): Enjoy the experience of boarding the Fantasy ship. 

Kitano Ijinkan District (30 min): Historial district with many foreign residences from the Meiji period of Japanese history. It is also known as Kobe's European District. 

Lunch (60 min): Enjoy Japanese / Western Buffet. After lunch, board train from Sannomiya Station to Sumiyoshi Station. 

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (60 min): Enjoy walking through one of the major sake brewers in Kobe. Once tour in the museum concludes, board train from Sumiyoshi Station to Kyoto Station. 


<From Osaka>

17:00 pm - 17:30 pm: The tour will end upon arrival at Osaka Station.

<From Kyoto>

17:30 pm - 18:00 pm: The tour will end upon arrival at Kyoto Station.

  • Buffet-style lunch
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  1. If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
  2. While people under 20 years of age may join this tour, they will not be served sake. Also, non-alcoholic beverages will not be provided in place of alcoholic drinks.
  3. This tour uses public transportation (train and loop bus) with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
  4. Kobe Port Cruise may be unavailable without prior notice due to weather conditions. Changes in the itinerary will be provided by the guide.
  5. The tour ends at Kyoto Station, and there is no drop-off service to hotels.
  6. The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
  7. As this is a walking tour, please wear shoes and clothing that are suitable to walking.

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