A trip to Japan is not complete without a stop in Kobe, a city where modernity and tradition meet and where Western and Eastern cultures converge. The most enjoyable way to experience Kobe is to wander the most foreign streets in Japan. You can taste the most famous Kobe Wagyu beef and the most exquisite desserts. You'll also soak in ancient hot springs that are hundreds of years old. You shouldn't miss this pearl of Kansai, the most scenic garden city in the world.
From Port of Kobe, you can also have excursions to Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto.
Our Japan shore adventures are created by Western destination experts who live in Japan combined with local Japanese tour specialists to showcase all the best attractions in Japan and provide a unique understanding of Japan from a Western point of view. This is why our Japan tour packages are the most comprehensive and unparalleled.
Are you keen to visit Kobe, famous worldwide for its cultural background and its exceptional meat dishes? Join our guided one-day tour for a private Kobe steak adventure.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
08:00 Depart from Osaka Port
09:00 Explore Nunobiki Stream in Kobe, including the Mentaki Falls and Ontaki Falls, which are significant to Japanese literature and art. The "Divine Falls" at Nunobiki is regarded as one of the best in Japan.
11:00 Head to Ikuta Shrine.
11:30 Visit Ikuta Shrine, a small Shinto shrine that is considered possibly among the oldest shrines in the country.
Noon Head to the recommended restaurant Steak Aoyama.
12:15 Recommended lunch at Steak Aoyama to enjoy the famous Kobe Wagyu Beef (self-pay). This restaurant is among the best in Japan. The owner's wife speaks great English and is willing to chat with you.
13:30 Head to Nankinmachi also called the Kobe Chinatown originated in 1868.
13:50 Explore Nankinmachi with its two main streets full of shops and restaurants.
15:00 Head back to Osaka
16:00 Reach Osaka Port
11-8, 3-Chome, Chikko, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 552-0021