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PRIVATE: DISCOVER KOBE (IT'S MORE THAN JUST BEEF)

The cancellation policy on this tour is outside of the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. The tour is non refundable 18 days prior to the tour date. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner.
Per Person (Based on 2 participants) $519 USD
Per Person (Based on 3 participants) $399 USD
Per Person (Based on 4 participants) $339 USD
Per Person (Based on 5 participants) $310 USD
Per Person (Based on 6 participants) $279 USD
Per Person (Based on 7 participants) $259 USD
Per Person (Based on 8 participants) $250 USD
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PRIVATE: DISCOVER KOBE (IT'S MORE THAN JUST BEEF)

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Kobe is famous for its tender, marbled beef, which you will experience on this tour. But the city has a wealth of interesting attractions, from waterfalls to ancient shrines. Experience Kobe beyond the beef.

You'll find the Kobe public transportation system clean and efficient and a great way to discover the city. Just a short distance from the Kobe port you'll find the modern city of Kobe. After almost the entire city was destroyed in the earthquake of 1995, Kobe has risen from the ashes with modern, European-style buildings yet retains its original charm and culture. With mountains and lush forests behind the city, Kobe is also beautiful.

Our tour begins with a peaceful green respite in the heart of the city. Enjoy a short hike to Nunobiki Stream, Mentaki Falls, and Ontaki Falls, with views of the city below. In addition to their beauty, these lovely waterfalls have cultural significance in Japanese literature and art.

Moving on, you'll visit Ikuta Shrine, a Kobe treasure dating back more than 1,800 years. The Shrine is known for its association with the goddess of making connections, Wakahirume-no-Mikoto. She is worshiped for bringing people together and the shrine is considered a power spot for love and relationships.

And now, the moment you've been waiting for, a lunch of Kobe beef in Kobe, Japan. This experience is on par with throwing coins in Rome's Trevi Fountain or sipping a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. This small family-run restaurant has been serving sweet, flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth steaks for which Kobe is so well known, for three generations. And yes, Kobe beef lives up to the hype. This is one meal that will linger in your memory long after you have returned home.

After lunch, we'll explore Nankinmachi, the cultural center of Kobe's Chinese community. Its two main streets are packed with shops, food stalls, and restaurants with a small plaza in the center.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Meet and greet at Kobe hotel or the cruise pier
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Escorted tour of Kobe using public transportation (costs included)
  • Nunobiki Falls, Mentaki Falls, Ontaki Falls
  • Ikuta Shrine
  • Kobe Beef lunch at a local steakhouse
  • Nankinmachi, Kobe's Chinatown

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (8 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• All entry fees and the cost of public transportation are included in the price of this tour.
• The cost of lunch is included in the price of this tour.

Restrictions

• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• We will do our best to confirm the tour at the standard pricing, however there may be a surcharge on holidays and from the end of December to the New Year.
The cancellation policy on this tour is outside of the normal ShoreTrips Terms of Service. The tour is non refundable 18 days prior to the tour date. If your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner. In case of extreme delay of ship’s arrival or immigration, the tour may have to be shortened.
• Due to the extreme costs of hospitalization and medical services in Japan, we strongly recommend purchasing independent travel insurance that will cover you for injuries or illness while in Japan.