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Sannomiya Motomachi Tour A


In this tour, you’ll have a view of Kobe city from the top of the mountains and also from the sea, enjoy walking around the streets with an exotic atmosphere and shop around the famous shopping districts.


We use City Loop Bus. After the tour is over, you can be taken to a very popular Izakaya restaurant where you can enjoy both reasonable food and liquor if you like (the guide will leave after taking care of your ordering dishes).


JR Sannomiya Station→Nunohiki Ropeway & Herb Garden→Kitano (former residential area of foreigners)→Ikuta Shinto Shrine→Sannomiya Center Street→China Town&Motomachi Shopping Street→Cruise→Harbor Land or Former Foreign Settlement→JR Sannnomiya Station (→Izakaya if you like)

◆Nunohiki Herb Garden and Ropeway
It takes only 10 min to the Mountain Top Station by ropeway.  From a wide window, you can see the mountains with a lot of trees, Nunohiki waterfall, the streets of Kobe and Kobe Port and so on.  There’re herbs and flowers of 2,000 kinds.

It’s a town originating from the old residential area for foreign residents when Kobe International Port was opened in 1868.  There’re some Western-styled houses established around 1900, shops and restaurants with an exotic atmosphere and so on.  You can walk to Ikuta Shinto Shrine, going down the slope.

◆Ikuta Shinto Shrine
 Located in the center of Kobe City, it is a time-honored and popular Shinto Shrine considered as the tutelary of Kobe citizens.  The city’s name “kobe” comes from “kanbe” meaning people taking care of the shrine.  

◆Sannomiya Central Shopping Street
It’s at 2 minutes’ walk from Sannomiya Station.  It runs from Flower Road to Koikawa Street, connecting the busy areas around Sannomiya and Motomachi.  You can enjoy shopping of various items along this street topped with a high transparent roof.

◆China Town
There’re about 100 shops in the area, 200 meters from east to west and 110 meters from north to south.  It’s one of the 3 China Towns in Japan.  There’re food stands selling sweets, food and souvenirs on the streets which are crowded with local shoppers and visitors especially on weekends.

◆Motomachi Shopping Street
It spans 1.2 km from near Daimaru Department Store (east) to near JR Kobe Station (west).  This street prospered as the busiest shopping street in Kobe before Sannomiya Central Shopping Street took its place by being developed in a postwar recovery program after the endo of WWⅡ.

At present, 2 kinds of cruise boats going around the Kobe Harbor are available.  They’re “Kobe Bay Cruise” and “Fantasy,” and go around the harbor for about 45 min.  You can see the docks of Kawasaki Heavy industries and Mitshubishi Heavy Industries in the west.  If you’re lucky, you can also see submarines of Self Defense Force.  

◆Harbor Land
A shopping facility near the waterfront of Kobe port opened in 1992, using where there used to be a JR station and factories of Kawasaki Heavy Industries.  At present it is crowded with shoppers and visitors to “umie” or “Mosaic.”  The ports of the Kobe Port Cruise ships are close.

◆Former Foreign Settlement
Since 1868 when Kobe Port was opened to 1899, foreigners were allowed to have extraterritorial rights in this area south of Ikuta Shinto Shrine (up to the sea).  They had a superb city planning with which the area was divided with 126 sections orderly, giving an exotic atmosphere as if they were in the Western World.  Now it’s said that area is most sophisticated in Kobe” after re-appreciation and renovation program of the old buildings around there took place from around the 1990’s.


If you cancel your reservation, the following cancellation fees and remittance charge will be charged:
(1) 14-3 days before the program day: 20 % of the program fee
(2) 2 days before the program day: 50 % of the program fee
(3) one day before, on the departure day, or cancellation without notice: 100 % of the program fee


Basic Fee (Per Group)
Fee per Person
Age 6 - 11
6,000 JPY

Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax

8 hours

Nunohiki Ropeway & Herb Garden

Kitano (former residential area of foreigners)

Ikuta Shinto Shrine

Sannomiya Center Street

China Town & Motomachi Shopping Street


Harbor Land or Former Foreign Settlement (Izakaya if you like)


Guiding fee, Public transportation fee (For taxis or hired cars, additional fee will be charged.), Admission fee


Cost of meal and sightseeing activities


◆Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please email us at to check an availability and share the information.
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◆Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us at as soon as possible.  We will check the availability.
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Deadline for booking of this program is 10:00 am of 3 business days (JST) prior to the program date except for the peak season described in the note below.
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*Note : Peak season is from March 20th to April 30th.




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