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Kobe (Sake Brewer in Nada, China Town & Sorakuen Garden)

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Kobe has developed as an international port city, and people from abroad have created their own unique culture there which made Kobe an exotic city. Chinatown, and Ijinkan, former residences for early foreign settlers, are typical examples. Kobe is also known as a famous sake production area, and there are many sake breweries in the Nada area. On this tour, we will visit China Town and Sorakuen, a Japan garden which has an Ijinkan, and a sake brewery in Nada.

Osaka Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Osaka

10:00 AM

Meeting

Hotel pick up

11:00 AM

Sake brewer in Nada

It is said that sake brewing has been carried out in this region, which was blessed with rice and water as raw materials, brewing technology and climate, since the 14th century. Even today, Nada's sake brewing industry leads the sake industry in Japan, with shipments accounting for one-quarter of the national shipment volume. In this tour, we will visit the Sake Brewery Museum, which has been renovated from an old sake brewery built in the early 20th century, and try sake tasting

12:30 PM

China Town

Kobe Chinatown has more than 100 restaurants and shops within a range of 200 meters from east to west and 100 meters from north to south, and there are also many vendors selling dim sum, sweets and gift items. It is said that there are 10,000 overseas Chinese in Kobe, and it is recognized that many of them are good at business and that China Town in Kobe is the result that they have built very good relationship with the Japanese society.

02:00 PM

Sorakuen Garden

Completed in 1911 by a former samurai and successful businessman in Kobe, this vast mansion consists of gardens and houses. The garden is a pond strolling style, but a plaza was added under the influence of Western culture. Many buildings were lost in the war, except for the former Kodera family stables, gates, and fences, but after the war, the former Hassam residence, ijinkan, and a 17the century boathouse used by the former feudal lord were relocated.

05:00 PM

End of the tour

Hotel drop off

Ending Point

At your hotel in Osaka

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Transportation fare (train tickets); JPY 1,500 round trip per person plus guide, entrance fee; JPY 300 per person and lunch for guests and guide are NOT included.

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Osaka Tour Reviews

Gena J.

Gena J.

5 / 5
Jun 11, 2024

Osaka Highlights, Best for the first timer

Osaka
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Osaka with Hiroyuki

We chose a 1/2 day tour through Osaka. Osaka is very different from the other areas of Japan that we visited. Dotonbori is a little bit of Times Square meets Las Vegas. The are was crowded and I don't think we could have found our way through all of it without Hiroyuki. There is a lot to see in the way of huge signs, Biliken statues and fried food venders. The best part about this tour to me was Hiroyuki did his best to ensure I found Japanese made items to purchase for gifts. I wanted to take some nice things home for myself and gift some to my family. He also suggested we look at knives which was a splendid idea. We visited a vendor and the knives were very reasonably priced. He knows Osaka well and is a great guide.

Gena J.

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear that you liked my tours. I like shopping myself, it was very nice spending time with you for shopping. It's also good to know that you like Japanese knives. Please visit Japan again, there are much more to see here.

Nara Day Trip

Our trip to Nara with Hiroyuki was one of the best days of our vacation. Nara itself is a charming place and there is a lot of history there. Hioyuki knew the history and explained it to us. He had a paper to write on so we could understand the dynasties, shinto and buddhists history. He suggested a mochi place for lunch and it was sooo good. I loved the restaurant vibe too.

Gena J.

Mochi! Yes, that place had been just a tiny Mochi vender before international tourists begun to post videos. You were very lucky that you could see how they make mochi. Mochi is food for special occasion in Japan. It was indeed a special occasion to spend time with you in Nara. Thank you very much.

Hiro is Great!

I was looking for a serous guide to help me explore the old quarter in Kurashiki, and Hiro was it. He's a really nice guy, with excellent English (worked for a long time in the US). He is very knowledgeable about Japanese history and culture. He put together a very good tour of the old quarter, including 3 of the old houses that are open and the Ohara museum. It was raining the whole day, but Hiro made all the adjustments necessary so I saw a lot. I highly recommend him if you are looking for a knowledgeable guide. Kent

Kent K.

Many thanks to you Kent-san, it was really nice meeting you in Kurashiki. To be honest with you, I was overwhelmed by your knowledge and intelligence. You know a lot about history, arts and culture. I learned a lot from you. It was lucky that I could spend some time with a gentle man with a lot of knowledge, intelligence and wit.

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