Kobe City Semi Private Bus Tour
Sake Tasting & Modern History

Kobe City Semi Private Bus Tour
Sake Tasting & Modern History

Kobe and its most popular destinations,
Kitano-cho, Kobe Port Tower, and Sake brewery.
A sightseeing course that maximizes your visit to Kobe. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, food, and sake tasting.

Since the opening of the port in Meiji era, Kobe has been a colorful mix of locals and foreigners living in harmony. A unique and fashionable culture born from co-existence. Kobe Beef, sweets, China town and Chinese food have grown popular in this area.
There are several photogenic spots and attractions in the area. Popular areas for the locals such as Sannomiya and Motomachi, and several world famous Japanese Sake brewery can be found in Hyogo Prefecture. Board our Semi Private Bus Tours and we will take you to all these places.
Nada city, Hyogo prefecture has been known for its Japanese Sake Breweries. Also known as "Nada Go-Gou", meaning "Five Villages of Sake", Nada is one of 3 most famous areas where Japanese Sake is made.
Hakutsuru and Kiku Masamune brewery are some of the famous breweries where you can walk and see the actual tools and valuable materials used in traditional Sake making. And of course, visitors are welcome to taste some of the freshly made Sake, straight from the factories.
You are also able to taste Japanese Sake that are not for sale. Taste an unprocessed sake that is more fragrant, and taste different from the Sake you can enjoy in a restaurant.
For souvenirs, of course Japanese Sake is great, but there are other products that uses Sake Lees such as snacks great with Sake, sweets, Ochazuke (Tea soup mix for hot rice), are few of the most popular souvenirs.

Kitano-cho

Back in the day, foreign residents were restricted to live in settlements, until 1899 when it was allowed for foreign dignitaries to live in areas other than the settlements. As they lived in western style houses, different from Japanese houses, this area was known as Ijinkan. During the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, 30% of the houses where lost. There are about 40 buildings still standing today.

Sannomiya Center-Gai

On weekends and holidays, this area is visited by around 100,000 visitors. The newest fashion and trends gather here and various shops and stylish cafes can be found in this area. Sannomiya center-gai opened in 1946, the colorful trends of different generations can be seen here and it shows the fashion of Kobe.

Sannomiya (lunch)

The basement area of Sannomiya Center Plaza is a gourmet paradise! World famous food like Kobe beef, as well as locally loved dishes can be found here.

Port Tower

The Port Tower was built in 1963 and is the world's first pipe structure building. This is the first structure to be lit up as a feature landmark. You can enjoy a beautiful view of Kobe from the observatory.

Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum

Kiku-Masamune starting brewing sake in 1659. By 1877, they started exporting Japanese sake abroad. Kiku-Masamune produces dry sake that is a perfect match with various kinds of food. The theme of this sake museum is "To know the origin of sake making". Sample the freshly brewed sake that is not available for purchase.

Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum

Hakutsuru sake brewery was established in 1743. This museum was the original sake brewery actually used until 1969. It is remodeled to show the process of sake making with actual tools used in the old way of brewing sake.

Tour Details

9:30
In front of Shinsaibashi OPA
Kitano-cho
Sannomiya Center-Gai
Sannomiya (lunch)
Port Tower
Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum
or
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
Osaka

Tour Price (Total / 1person)

Adult

¥15,000

Child(4~15years)

¥7,500

※Tax included
Duration8hours
Inclusions
  • ・Charter fee/driver
  • ・Highway tolls
  • ・English-speaking Conductor
  • ・Mandarin-speaking conductor
  • ・Parking fees
  • ・Admission fee
Exclusions
  • ・Lunch
Tour Conductor
  • ・English
  • ・Mandarin
Req. to Run Tour2people
Max Num of PassengersMax 12people
*Please contact us for reservations for more than 12 passengers.
Meeting Place1-4-3, Nishi-shinsaibashi,Chuo-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

3-2-4, Umeda,Kita-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

Directions to Meeting Place

Directions to Meeting Place

Availability Calendar

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Reservation Minimum 2 Passengers

Reservations for the following day are accepted until 9:00PM

Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.
Children from 0 years old to 3 years old can join the tour for free.
Children fee from 4 years old to 15 years old.
Children below the age of 15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
In addition, passengers age 16-20 years old travelling alone is required to submit a signed consent form by a parent or guardian. Please inform us beforehand by e-mail.
We may ask you to present your identification to confirm your name and/or age.

Cancellation Fee
10 days before scheduled tour 20%
7 days before scheduled tour 30%
Day before scheduled tour 40%
On the day of scheduled tour before 9:30AM 50%
On the day of scheduled tour after 9:30AM 100%
No Show 100%
※Cancellations received after business hours will be processed the following business day.

Important Points

Departure policy

  • Please present your booking confirmation e-mail to the Tour Conductor at the pick-up point.
  • Please be at the pick-up point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Change of pick-up/drop-off locations are not allowed.
  • The vehicle will depart on-time, please arrive before departure time.
  • We may occur delays due to bad traffic, accidents on roads, or severe weather etc. We will not be liable to later costs of taxis and/or train fares etc for passengers.
  • Please understand we will not be liable for your other bookings (cars, private vehicles, ferry, public transport, etc) due to delays occurred while on tour.

In the bus

  • The vehicle has no luggage compartment, please avoid bringing large luggage on board the vehicle.
  • The vehicle has no toilets.
  • There is no smoking allowed on board the vehicle.
  • Please be mindful of your belongings.
  • Please refrain from over consuming alcohol. Overly intoxicated passengers may be asked to disembark without compensations.
  • Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.

Other

  • If our staff, tour conductor, translator, driver etc find your actions unlawful, passenger may be asked to leave the tour without compensation.
  • Our vehicle is non-wheelchair accessible.
  • We do not offer cash refunds on the day. *Please see cancellation policy
  • Please be mindful of other passengers.
  • Some facilities, shops, restaurants may be closed on the day of tour.
  • There are some unexpected dates where you may be declined entry to a shrine or temple due to religious activities.
  • Please note that there are some areas, structures, statues, historical sites, etc that prohibit photography.
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Tour Price (Total / 1person)

Adult

¥15,000

Child(4~15years)

¥7,500

※Tax included

Availability Calendar

August, 2019
MonTueWedThrFriSatSun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Click the date to proceed to the reservation screen.
◯ Available
× Fully Booked

Reservation Minimum 2 Passengers

Reservations for the following day are accepted until 9:00PM

Please refrain from carrying your child on your lap when on board the vehicle.
Children from 0 years old to 3 years old can join the tour for free.
Children fee from 4 years old to 15 years old.
Children below the age of 15 years old must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
In addition, passengers age 16-20 years old travelling alone is required to submit a signed consent form by a parent or guardian. Please inform us beforehand by e-mail.
We may ask you to present your identification to confirm your name and/or age.

Cancellation Fee
10 days before scheduled tour 20%
7 days before scheduled tour 30%
Day before scheduled tour 40%
On the day of scheduled tour before 9:30AM 50%
On the day of scheduled tour after 9:30AM 100%
No Show 100%
※Cancellations received after business hours will be processed the following business day.

Duration8hours
Inclusions
  • ・Charter fee/driver
  • ・Highway tolls
  • ・English-speaking Conductor
  • ・Mandarin-speaking conductor
  • ・Parking fees
  • ・Admission fee
Exclusions
  • ・Lunch
Tour Conductor
  • ・English
  • ・Mandarin
Req. to Run Tour2people
Max Num of PassengersMax 12people
*Please contact us for reservations for more than 12 passengers.
Meeting Place1-4-3, Nishi-shinsaibashi,Chuo-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

3-2-4, Umeda,Kita-ku Osaka-shi,Osaka

Directions to Meeting Place

Directions to Meeting Place