Discover the wonders of Kobe on a full-day walking tour from Kyoto! Prepare to be amazed with one of Japan's fascinating cities by exploring Kobe's historic districts. Enjoy a Japanese-Western buffet lunch. Visit the sake brewing town of Nada and sample traditional Japanese sake.
Experience the best of Kobe on a full-day walking tour from Kyoto!
A historic district in Kobe, Kitano Ijinkan District has the best preserved Western-style houses in Japan. Take a stroll around the district taking you back to Japan's Meiji and Taisho era. Learn more about Japan's history from your local guide as you check out the former mansions of foreign merchants and diplomats, coffee shops, restaurants and many more.
Take a break and savor a delightful Japanese-Western buffet lunch.
Continue to Meriken Park situated in Kobe's port area. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you wander around the waterfront park featuring unique works of art. Have a glimpse of the Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime Museum and Great Hanshin Earthquake Memorial.
From Meriken Park, head towards one of Nada's old brewery, Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum. Browse through the life-sized replicas exhibited at the Hakutsuru Brewery Museum, look into the fascinating traditional sake-making methods and enjoy a free sake tasting.
The tour will end upon arrival to Kyoto Station.
Departure from New Miyako Hotel
Kitano Ijinkan District (60 minutes)
Japanese-Western Buffet Lunch (60 minutes)
Meriken Park (60 minutes)
Public transportation fees
Kitano Ijinkan District tour
Japanese-Western buffet lunch
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Tips and gratuities
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Meet at New Miyako Hotel
To Kyoto Station
Head to Kyoto Station on foot
Depart from Kyoto Station (60 min)
Take JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seat) from Kyoto Station to Sannomiya Station.
Meriken Park and Kobe Port Cruise (70 min)
Meriken Park is an attractive waterfront park enlivened by a series of unique outdoor artwork. Check out Kobe Tower, feel the sea breeze and maybe even do some shopping before riding a cruise to see the city from afar.
Japanese/Western-style Buffet for lunch at the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe.
Kitano Ijinkan District (30 min)
Kitano Ijinkan District is used to be the area where diplomats used to live. The Meiji-era buildings are beautifully preserved, and this is a popular place to take pictures. Check out the charming little cafes too!
Depart from Sannomiya Station
Take Hanshin Line (non-reserved seat) from Sannomiya Station to Sumiyoshi Station
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum (60 min)
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum is a traditional brewery in the famous sake brewing town of Nada. Taste some of their delicious sake, and learn about the methods of making this clear rice wine.
Depart from Sumiyoshi Station (50 Minutes)
Take JR Special Rapid Service, Rapid Service, or Local (non-reserved seat) from Sumiyoshi Station to Kyoto Station
Tour Ends at Kyoto Station
Price & Options
While people under 20 years of age may join this tour, they will not be served sake and non-alcoholic beverages will not be provided in place of alcoholic drinks.
If the minimum number of participants is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on the date may be cancelled.
Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
This is a walking tour, so please wear shoes and clothes which are comfortable to walk in.
This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that the seats are not guaranteed.
This tour ends at Kyoto Station. Drop-off service to your hotel is not provided
Lunch is served in a buffet style, and vegetarian dishes are available.
You can book a maximum of 12.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 20 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 2 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made between 2 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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