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Visiting sake breweries in Nada-Gogo and enjoying your lunch with selected sake
Kobe City (in Hyogo Prefecture) is well-known for having the highest volume of sake production in Japan. In this area where sea and mountain are closely located, there are many points of advantage for sake brewing, “water" from Rokko mountain suitable for sake brewing, "rice" with big grain, "wind" blowing down from Rokko mountain,"Touji(brew master)" ...
Kobe beef experience !
The Long-established “Oi Meat Shop” founded 1871
Kobe Beef is a prized Japanese delicacy and probably the most widely-known regional specialty beef in Japan.
You can enjoy the delicious Kobe beef at the Kobe oldest restaurant OI Nikuten (Meat Shop) established in 1871. The expert chef grills the exquisite meats on an iron plate in front of you. The menu arranged only for this tour, ...
“Must-see” scenic temples and shrines and enjoy delicious local culinary
A guided tour that walks through the area with amazingly lots of shrines and temples concentrated
First, you will visit the shrine where many people wish for business prosperity and family security etc. You can know there where the source ...
Let's eat Okonomiyaki and carve your name on the spatula named Kote!
Would you like to learn how to make Okonomiyaki and eat it in the Nagata area of Kobe? Nagata area has been known as the town for “Konamon (food made from wheat flour)” . “Kote” is one of the essential tools to make Okonomiyaki.
For this time, your own name can be carved on a Kote to make your own Kote...
Enjoy the marriage of fish, ingredients and Sake in Brewery, KobeShushinkan
How about a special experience through sake at [Kobe Shushinkan] in Kobe, No. 1 Sake production area in Japan. The Kobe Shushinkan is known as a manufacturer of blue bottles of sake, served at the Nobel Prize award ceremony. First, let's visit this brewery and learn about the history and production method of sake. An English-speaking guide will ...
Mt.Rokko and Mt.Maya - Mysterious night view tour
Mt.Rokko and Mt.Maya are located quite near the central of the city area. But once taking just few steps inside, you can find yourself in another world surrounded by deep greenery of woods.
Ms.Mari Negishi, an expert for walking in the mountains, will guide you to the viewpoint on the top of the mountain and you can enjoy mysteriously ...
Learn the techniques of Japan and enjoy of beautiful view of the Kobe’s skyline
“Only Carpenter museum in Japan; Tour Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum and tour the Nunobiki Herb Garden
Japan is a country of ‘Monozukuri (Japanese Style of Manufacturing)”. Japanese people believe that the carpenter's tools have a hidden sense of ...
Hopping Izakayas, enjoying cups of sake and having fun with local people
We will guide you to one of the largest shopping districts in Kobe, which will continue to be loved by locals. The streets in this area are complicated like mazes, and while you are walking around, you may also
feel that you are
There are still many food shops that run traditional business (like tofu shops, for example) ...
Special lunch at a Japanese traditional-style hotel "Ryokan" wearing Yukata
Let's wear a yukata at a long-established ryokan in Kobe!
Yukata is easier and more casual for wearing daily than a formal kimono. The teacher will teach you how to wear a yukata, so let's wear it by yourself! Even if you can’t wear the yukata so beautifully, it will be fine because the teacher will check and arrange it in the end.
Once you wear ...
Experience Origami - Learning the Japanese traditional culture and spirits
Square paper with colorful patterns. In Japan, people used to play with paper by folding them into various shapes and making shapes such as cranes and turtles. This is a part of our Japanese culture
Would you like to experience the “Origami” while being taught by your teacher?...
Walking tour-learn about old bldgs, survived from the Great Hanshin-Earthquake
Many people should know that Kobe was hit by a huge earthquake in January 1995.
After Kobe Port has opened as an international port, there were many foreigners living in the former settlement area. Many of the stone buildings that...
Experience the sound at Suma-Dera temple -Sumagoto is created 1200 years ago
Your tour guide will guide you to "Suma-Dera" which is quite well-known among the citizens of Kobe.
Your English-speaking guide will explain you about the 1100-year-old history of this temple.
Once you’ll come into the temple through the Niou-Mon gate, you can find lots of ...
East meets West in the port town Kobe “Wearing Hakama” The day trip by taxi
Hakama, a pant-like Kimono is more practical for walking than kimono.
Kitano, beautiful streets area in Kobe is well known for its historical and cross-cultural atmosphere of 150 years, is perfect place to dress in “Hakama” transformation between cultural Japanese dress and western classical dress.
The taxi ...
Workshop with original fabric called "KobeTartan"-designed from symbols of Kobe-
Tartan pattern is known for using in Scottish national costumes. Do you know that Kobe also has an officially registered tartan pattern as Kobe City’s original design?
Kobe has a history of over 150 years as an international port city. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Kobe Port opening, the debut of ...
Create your own pearl accessory in KOBE known as “City of Pearls”
Visiting the Kobe Pearl Museum and rediscovering the charm of pearls!
You will learn the history of Kobe and know the reason why Kobe is called “the City of Pearls”. Then, you will also learn how to identify and maintain the beauty of pearls. Professional accessories craftsmen will make ...
Kimono Tea Ceremony & Zen Garden Tour at Kobe Sorakuen
Sorakuen has been known as one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens nationwide and registered as a place of scenic beauty by the Japanese government. Now the doors of Sorakuen is opening for those who wish to have an unforgettable Japanese experience right in the heart of Kobe. For a limited time only, Kimono Tea ceremony Kyoto Maikoya ...
Kobe Alpine Tea Ceremony
Reset your heart and mind in the beautiful nature of Kobe.
This is a 5-hour walking tour to have the Mindfulness Tea Ceremony in the nature, visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines along the way. Sharpen your sensitivity in the beautiful nature. And be one with nature!
Mindfulness Tea Ceremony Kobe
Reset your heart and mind. Sharpen your spiritual sensitivity.
If you are interested in Japanese tea ceremony but would like to avoid touristy experience, please come to Mindfulness Tea Ceremony Kobe.
The tea master will prepare the tea ceremony just for you, not having anyone before or after you -- it's only one group per day. After...
Visit a large-scale production area of sake "Nada" and sake rice "Yamadanishiki"
・ Experience the history and tasting of sake at the Sake Museum in area “Nadagogo”
・ Kobe beef Teppanyaki for lunch
・ Lecture and tasting of sake rice "Yamadanishiki" in “House of Yamadanishiki ”,"Yamadanishiki" is the best sake rice that Hyogo Prefecture boasts....
“Arima Onsen” A trip to touch traditional Japanese culture
・ We take a walk with a guide to “Arima Onsen” one of Japan's three best hot springs
The point of this plan is to enjoy “Japanese-style banquet experience" with "Geisha" and a special lunch with Kobe beef.
Visit “Himeji Castle”,”Shoshazan Engyōji Temple” and “Zazen” Experience
"Himeji Castle" of National Treasure and World Heritage Site
・ Visit a “Shoshazan Engyōji temple” that has a history over 1000 years and “Zazen” Experience.
・ A tour of “Hyogo Daibutsu” at Nofuku-ji Temple, which is known as one of Japan's Three Big Buddhas.
Visit the world’s longest Akashi Kaikyo Bridge & seafood lunch at AwajiIsland
We introduce mainly on the nature of the topography of suburbs of Kobe, life and food culture utilizing it Visit Akashi fishing port “Seri”(auction) there is a rare place nationwide Enjoy seasonal fish dishes at Awaji ’s cooking inn
“Tamba-produced black bean” harvest experience&“Tachikuiyaki” pottery experience
You will have the experience of harvesting black beans from “Tamba Sasayama”. Lunch is local cuisine of Sasayama. Experience painting with “Tamba-yaki,” one of the six old kiln in Japan The grilled dishes you produce will be sent to your home as a product.
Experience Zen Meditation in Tenjo-ji temple in Kobe City
Delve into traditional Japanese culture with a Zen meditation session in Tenjo-ji temple! Perched on Mt. Maya in Kobe City, learn about the temple's fascinating history and statues on a guided walk, before experiencing a
session of Zen meditation.
・Experience Zen meditation in an ancient temple built on Mt. Maya ...
Mt. Maya and Abandoned Maya Hotel Guided Walk in Kobe City
Trek through and learn about the famous Mt. Maya — named after the mother of Buddha — that overlooks the port city of Kobe. Enjoy dramatic views on the cable car ride to the remains of Maya Hotel, before exploring
the abandoned hotel with your guide.
・Trek up the mountain and learn about the history of Mt. Maya and the ...