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Kobe Sightseeing and Nada Sake Brewery Walking Tour Departing from Kyoto

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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.

  • Explore the treasures of Kobe on a full day walking tour from Kyoto
  • Admire the former mansions of foreign merchants and diplomats at Kitano Ijinkan District
  • Enjoy a delightful Japanese-Western buffet lunch
  • Take a stroll around Meriken Park and marvel at the fantastic artworks
  • Learn about traditional sake-making methods by visiting Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum


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)

  • Japanese Sake Brewery Tour (60 minutes)


  • English-speaking guide

  • Public transportation fees

  • Kitano Ijinkan District tour

  • Japanese-Western buffet lunch

  • Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum visit


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs


  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Train fare

  • English-speaking guide
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Duration: 9 - 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Thu
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Inclusions: Lunch / Admission / Train fare / English-speaking guide
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  • 08:40

    Meet at New Miyako Hotel

  • To Kyoto Station

    Head to Kyoto Station on foot

  • 09:00

    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.

  • Lunch

    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

  • 17:30-18:00

    Tour Ends at Kyoto Station

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  • 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.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear shoes and clothes which are comfortable to walk in.

Additional Note(s)
  • 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.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

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Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

Change Policy

Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

・Any changes made between 16:00 local time, 20 business days to 16:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
・Any changes made between 16:00 local time, 2 business days to 16:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
・Any changes made after 16:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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