Kobe 1 Day Private Tour


Kobe has been an important trade city since Japan's opening of the port in 1868, after the end of Japan's isolation from foreign countries for over 200 years. Today, travelers can embrace exotic sights in this charming seaport town: European architectures, savory flavous from the world, and unique boutiques renovated from quaint storehouses.

Although the city experienced a tragic earthquake on January 17, 1995, the city made a rapid recovery. In 2008, the city was chosen as "UNESCO City of Design". On this day, enjoy a variety of cultural experiences in Kobe, escorted by local guide.

Sample Itinerary (8 hour tour)


Visit Nada town which has been producing high-quality sake, according to a tradition, since 14th century. Thanks to chill wind from Rokko mountains and coastal sand bars with water quality suitable for sake production, there are about 30 sake breweries here. You will be escorted to a brewery. Learn sake production and try freshly brewed sake.


Move to Kobe city centre. Explore Kitano area where over 20 European-style residences established by foregin traders and diplomats in the late 1800s. You will be escorted to one of the picturesque foreign residences overlooking the port of Kobe.


Move to lively Nankinmachi which is considered as the second largest Chinatown followed by Yokohama. Streets are lined with over 100 Chinese restaurants and stores. There are many food stands offering Butaman pork buns, shark fin soup, noodles, and more.


Also, your guide is pleased to escort you to sophisticated boutiques loved by locals. There are boutiques of hand-made bags, new-to-come designer's outfit, selected zakka (miscellaneous items in unique design), European stationary, etc.

Gourmet experience is one of the most popular activities in Kobe among travelers. Try Kobe beef teppanyaki, Japanese-style European pastries, freshly roasted coffee and more.

* Lunch fee is not included in the tour price.

Price for this sample itinerary

(price per group)

2 persons3 persons4 persons
8 hours 69,000 yen 72,000 yen 74,000 yen

(8% consumption tax included)

Including: English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, public transportation between Osaka and Kobe
Not Including: Lunch fee

  1. The price is for the above sample itinerary.
  2. We will customize your own tour depending on your interests and time. Include any site you wish. The duration of your tour can be arranged from 4 hours.
  3. Private car can be arranged for extra fee
  4. Please contact for more than 5 persons

Request for a Private Tour

To request for a private tour, contact us by E-mail (commentsmtj@michitravel.com) or call us (03-5213-5040). Please tell us the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Number of persons in the group
  3. Date of the tour
  4. Starting time and length of tour
  5. Meeting place
  6. Places you would like to visit (or write "recommended travel" if you would like us to plan your day)
  7. Interests
  8. Lunch requests
  9. Allergies or food you cannot eat

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