"When you come to Kurashiki and arrive at the older part of town and hop onto a rickshaw any time between 9.30am and 5.30pm you will be transported back in time. Away from navigating around cars strolling on the wide walkway along the historical canal lined with weeping willows you might just find yourself imagining how the city must have been a couple of hundred of years ago. The small side streets are still filled with shops and old warehouses. With the help from our knowledgeable guide learn what an important role Kurashiki played in the past and why it is dotted with buildings belonging distinctly to the Meiji period. The tours described below are model routes. They may be further customized based on your preferred starting an the length of your tour and points of interests.30 Minute OptionStarting with the Kurashiki Monogatarikan
Private Kobe Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
"This is a private tour by chartered vehicle. Using this service you can charter your vehicle Limousine Van or Bus which is most suitable for your group and visit many attractive sightseeing spots. You don't have to hurry for any other tourist. This tour is only for your group!The tour route is flexible and can be arranged upon your request.Rec"""Kobe is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture and one of Japan's ten largest cities. Kobe has been an important port city for many centuries. Its port was among the first to be opened to foreign trade in the 19th century alongside the ports of Yokohama Nagasaki
"Private Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka""This is a private day trip with a native English-speaking guide and driver. Kobe is the origin of Kobe beef and has one of the most famous hot springs in Japan Arima Onsen as well as Mt Rokko.Itinerary8:30am - Pick up at your hotel (anywhere in central Osaka).9:30am - Ascend Mt. Rokko via the historic Mt. Rokko Cable Car operating since 1932. This ""funicular"" type ascent is sure to please riders of all ages! Your private vehicle will reunite with you at the top of the mountain.10:15am - Visit Kobe Botanical Gardens up high on Mt. Rokko. A diverse landscape and flora awaits your discovery in this large garden.12pm - Japanese lunch at Arima Onsen (hot springs).12:45pm - Bathing and relaxing at Arima Onsen where the therapeutic waters have been appreciated by generations. Both indoor and outdoor bathing and soaking facilities are available
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