Do you know the world biggest bridge? It is "Akashi Kaikyo Bridge" spanning the Akashi Strait and has 3911 meters length. It is located about 50 km west from Osaka. The main tower is tall at about 300 meters above sea level. The view from city side or the ship provides a panoramic picture that includes the sea, sky and bridge. you can also enjoy fresh sea food at the fish market.
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JR Sannomiya Station
Downtown of Kobe, Sannomiya
Driving across the world biggest suspension bridge
Take express bus from Snnomiya to Awaji Yume Butai, Westin Hotel Awaji (Lunch)
Take ferry from Iwaya port on Awaji Island to Akashi port on the main land
Let's try to eat fresh seafood at Uo-no-tana fish market
JR Akashi Station
We take the express bus from Sannomiya, down town of Kobe and can drive across the world biggest "Akashi Kaikyo" Bridge to Awaji Yume Butai on Awaji Island. From the bridge, we can enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of Osaka bay and Setouchi Inland sea.
Awaji Yumebutai is a complex of conference center and hotel. It was designed by Tadao Ando, Japanese famous architect. The hotel is operated by as the Westin Awaji Island Resort. On the return trip from Awaji Island, we will take small ferry boat by passing under the bridge and can enjoy spectacular view of the huge suspension bridge.
At uo-no-tana fish market, you can try to taste fresh sea food and "Akashiyaki" ball shaped octopus omelette.
-My services as your Tour Guide
-My transportation fare
* This tour might be extended due to various circumstances such as weather conditions etc (We go acoss Akashi strait by ferry.). In such case, I would NOT charge any extra guide fee.
>JR fare (Ex. from Osaka to Sannomiya station: 490JPY per a person),
>Express Bus from Sannomiya to Awajiyumebutai (930JPY per a person),
>Taxi fare from Awajiyumebutai to Iwaya port(About 2000 JPY),
>Ferry(500JPY per a person)
-Lunch,drinks, and snacks
We, family of 5, engaged Koichi for 2 days in Osaka and Kyoto. Taking a public transport with someone on wheelchair always needs extra time and sometimes can be challenging. Koichi is very familiar with the train routes and he knows where the lifts in the train station are located. He always came prepared with a plan of the places that we wanted to go and explained all the background/history well. Furthermore, he knows where the good spots for photos are and helped us take many nice pictures. Overall, he is a fun and caring guy and took care of all our needs. Without him, we would not have been able to visit so many places in 2 days. Thanks, my friend, Koichi!
Koichi gave our family a day we wont forget. His thoughtful itinerary kept the day fun and interesting. We never went in and out the same way to any area - he took us on interesting side streets or along beautiful waterways. We even stopped at a great mochi place and a very old green tea restaurant. Koichi was interesting; always having explanations backed up with pamphlets to help us understand anything we had questions about about. We enjoyed our time and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Hi! Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I was also able to have a pleasant time with you , your husband and lovely cute daughters. Well, I will never forget your face when I ate a chocolate ball like a deer’s poop in Nara park. That was very fun! Anyway I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again, Anna san.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Koichi and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a guide. We had 7 hours in Osaka and we communicated prior to our arrival on how best to plan our time there. We visited Osaka castle, Shitennoji Buddhist temple and beautiful gardens and a tea ceremony at Maikoya. Koichi found us a great place to have some “Japanese fast food”, udon noodles and tempura. We were a party of six and included in the group was my mother who has limited mobility. Koichi was patient and understanding and and I truly appreciate that he sought out the use of elevators and slopes for her to use on the public transport and at tourist sights. Koichi is easy to understand and happy to show tourists around his beautiful country, he even brought us origami cranes that his wife made for us all. I appreciate the fact that Koichi included his transportation fees in the itinerary and I was able to prepay that. Thank you Koichi for taking photos along the way...we will always remember our time in Osaka with you. Next time we come to Japan we will book you for a tour of Kyoto.
We were very pleased with Koichi as our guide for a day in Nara and another in Kyoto. He was knowledgeable, energetic, flexible, attentive - and kind! - and escorted us to many fascinating and beautiful sights over the two days that we hired him. He is well-educated, speaks English well, and has diverse life experiences which broaden his guiding capabilities. Highly recommended!
Hi! Frederick san, Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I was able to have a great time with you. Well, During the tour I was amazed by your enthusiasm for photography. If I have a chance to attend you, I would like to show you more interesting places where you might be interested in.