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A reasonable-price half-day walking tour of visiting Japanese sake museums, tasting and cuisine

Area: Hyogo
  • Adventure & Outdoors
  • Relaxation
  • Romantic
  • Sightseeing
  • Meet the Locals
  • Unique Escapades
  • Local Cuisine & Food
  • Art & Culture

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The city of Kobe have really a variety of faces, which is located 30 minutes by train from Osaka.
Kobe was opened as a port of trade with foreign countries , the same as Yokohama was at the same time just before the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
Thereafter, many foreigners have come to Kobe, lived in western style houses, that nobody have never seen before. and begun to run business.
Those houses , which were left here even after foreigners have gone back home, are still preserved at the foothill of the Rokko Mountains and are regarded as popular landmarks for visitors coming form domestics who want to feel exotic atmosphere in the area , called Ïjinkan Dori, the street of old western style houses stand along.

On the other hand, it is the town where the traditional culture is still alive.
One of the most tourist attractions is “Nada go-go, the five production areas extending from the east of Kobe, to Ashiya and Nishinomiya, which is a major production center of the national eminent sake stays.
In this course, I introduce some museums, souvenir shops and a restaurant run by a sake brewing company. Sample tasting of sake is available in every museum without any charge.
But I thought some foreign visitors liked to see how ordinary people live in Kobe.
So, This course begins with a riverside walk along a river in residential area, seeing joggers, hearing bird singing, watching green herons’ fish hunting (if you are lucky)!.
I introduce different kind of 3museums and the best place to eat Japanese cuisine with reasonable charge.
Though unfortunately you cannot watch the real process of the sake brewing process which is said to be the world's most complicated process, you can easily imagine and understand better than before taking this tour.

Of course, you can enjoy sake of various tastes because the free sampling is possible in every place.
Does this walking tour sound interesting and worthing ?

Please make sure that you wear good sneaker suitable for along walk except using train to go and to return.

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Extra fees paid on the spot

$18.27 - $27.40

Price

$45.67~

Recommended length of visit

6 hours

Included in extra fees paid on the spot

1)Entrance fee and Sake tasting fee are no charge except special seasonal Sake tasting.
2)Lunch at the Japanese restaurant of a Kuramoto, a Sake brewer.
3)Guide's expense when you hire a real guide;
included; for example, transportation fee, meal .
A real guide fee will be charged, but all additional fees during the guidance are included.

Not included in extra fees paid on the spot

A. Transportation fare to JR Sumiyoshi Eki, Sta. from;
 1)JR Tokyo →JR Shin Osaka(Tokaido Shinkansen, the Bullet Train)→JR Sumiyoshi(Tokaido line)16,000 yen
 2)JR Kyoto →JR Sumiyoshi(Tokaido line)1,100 yen
 3)JR Osaka →JR Sumiyoshi(Tokaido line) 400 yen
 4)JR San no Miya →JR Sumiyoshi(Tokaido line) 200 yen
 5)Your ship at the Port of Kobe →JR San no Miya (taxi)→JR Sumiyoshi(Tokaido line) 900 yen

B. Transportation fare from JR Sumiyoshi Eki, Sta. to;
  →Hanshin Mikage→Hanshin Sannomiya(Hanshin Densha)

   1)To Tokyo
     →JR San no Miya→JR Shin Osaka(Tokaido line)→JR Tokyo(Tokaido Shinkansen, the Bullet Train)16,000 円
  2)To  Kyoto
    →JR San no Miya→JR Kyoto(Tokaido line)1,200 円
3)To  Osaka
    →JR San no Miya→JR Osaka(Tokaido line) 500 円
  4)To Kobe
→ 200 yen
5)To  Your ship at the Port of Kobe
     → Your ship at the Port of Kobe 1,000 円
C. An additional fee 3,500 yen per person from the 6th person will be charged as well as the a real guide fee when you hire a real guide.

Note

1)June - Sep.
   Hot with much humidity. Preparation recommended for Sun light
2) Oct - Nov.
Still hot , gradually moderate climate.
Sake brewing starts from November, so you might be able to see the real process of sake brewing
at the first place to visit, "Hamafukutsuru, Ginjo Kobo".
3) Dec. - March
Season of brewing sake and the same comment above;
March would be the best season to take this tour.
The climate is gradually maild and moderate, and still sake brewing is on.
Furthermore, Newly brewed sake would be offered as the sampling of the taste of sake at museums.

Attention!
All museums will close by 4:30 all year round, and the last admittance is by 4:00 - 4:10PM。
  Please be careful of spending time at each place.

An additional fee 3,500 yen per person from the 6th person will be charged as well as the a real guide fee when you hire a real guide.

Recommended length of visit

6 hours

Travel time from nearest major city

1)From Tokyo 3.5 hours
   JR Tokyo→JR Shin Osaka(Tokaido Shinkansen, bullet train)→JR Sumiyoshi(Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 2)From Kyoto 1.0 hour
   JR Kyoto→JR Ashiya(ShinKaisoku,Special Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
→JR Sumiyoshi (Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 3)From Osaka 40 Min.
   JR Osaka →JR Sumiyoshi (Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 4)From Kobe 6 Min.
   JR San no Miya →JR Sumiyoshi (Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 5)From your ship at the Port of Kobe 30 Min.
   your ship at the Port of Kobe →JR San no Miya (taxi)→JR Sumiyoshi (Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)

Recommended starting time

 1)From Tokyo 06:43
   06:43 JR Tokyo → 09:13 JR Shin Osaka(Nozimi 201 to Shin Osaka, Tokaido Shinkansen,bullet train)
   09:32 JR Shin Osaka → 09:58 JR Sumiyoshi(Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)

 2)From Kyoto 09:14
   09:14 JR Kyoto → 09:58 JR Ashiya(Shinkaisoku, Special Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
10:00 JR Ashiya → 10:06 JR Sumiyoshi(Futu, Local, Tokaido Line)
 
 3)From Osaka 09:37
   09:37 JR Osaka → 09:58 JR Sumiyoshi(Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 
 4)From Kobe 09:55
   09:55 JR San no Miya → 10:01 JR Sumiyoshi(Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)
 
 5)From your ship at the Port of Kobe 09:30
   09:30 your ship at the Port of Kobe → 09:45 JR San no Miya (taxi)09:55 → 10:01 JR Sumiyoshi(Kaisoku, Rapid Service, Tokaido Line)

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