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Sannomiya Motomachi Tour B

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In this tour, you’ll enjoy Kobe Harbor cruise and walking the streets of Kobe and shopping. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

You’ll be appealed by the exotic and exciting atmosphere of Kobe, an international port town with a significant foreign population. There’re a lot of shops and restaurants around JR Motomachi Station.

ITINERARY

JR Motomachi Station→Tor Road (downward)→Sannomiya Central Shopping Street→Cruise→Otsunaka Street&China Town&Motomachi Shopping Street→Former Foreign Settlement

◆(Tor Road)
It prospered as a street connecting Former Foreign Settlement near the sea and Kitano (Former foreign residential area) and it is busy as a fashionable street of Kobe.  It’s a slope spanning 1 km.  It’s said that the name comes from Tor Hotel which used to be at the dead end of the slope on the hillside.

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

◆Otsunaka Street
This street, 800 meters long, runs from east to west between Sakaemachi Street and Kaigan Street.  There’re about 270 fashionable boutiques, cafes and offices on the street.  This street used to be lined with offices of forwarder called “Otsushu Kaiun Nakadachi-gyo) nicknamed “Otsunaka san,” which gives name to the street.

◆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 end of WWⅡ.

◆Cruise
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 Mitsubishi 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

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

PROGRAM FEE

Basic Fee (Per Group)
8,000JPY
Fee per Person
5,000JPY
Age 6 - 11
3,000 JPY

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

STARTING TIME
13:00~
DURATION
4 hours
LOCATION

Kobe

INCLUSIONS

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

EXCLUSIONS

Cost of meal and sightseeing activities

NOTIFICATIONS

◆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 info@truejapantours.com to check an availability and share the information.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
◆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 info@truejapantours.com as soon as possible.  We will check the availability.
◆Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into it and respond on the next business day.
will check an availability.
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.
When booking the programs held during the peak season and after the deadline, please be sure to email us at info@truejapantours.com to confirm an availability.
Please note that any programs to be held during the peak season and booked after the deadline without a prior confirmation may not be guaranteed.
*Note : Peak season is from March 20th to April 30th.

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