Duration: 10 hours
Start/End: Osaka or Kobe port/Osaka or Kobe port
Highlights: Himeji Castle & Kokoen Garden – San-no-miya and Motomachi area – Sake Brewery in Nada – Dotonbori area
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
This morning, you will be welcomed at the port and transferred to the first destination by tour guide and driver. We will go to the Himeji city center to sightsee Himeji Castle – the World Heritage Site of Japan. Known as its white appearance and wooden architecture, the castle is well-preserved and also as one of the most popular cherry blossom places during the blooming season.
Strolling along with the Himeji castle, we come to Kokoen Garden. You will have a chance to admire the picturesque view and delightful atmosphere. Also, it is a good experience of enjoying green tea for your Japanese tea culture discovery. Having lunch, then we will move to Kobe to admire the beauty of Sannomiya and Motomachi – the heart of this city. The areas are cosmopolitan, elegant, vibrant, cultured, which makes them become the must-see places in Kobe. We can take a small walk and do some exciting shopping and activities in this stylish area.
After that, our next discovery will be in Sake Brewery in Nada district, which is famous for its truly different aroma. With high-quality rice and suitable water, the spot is a very good place for you to learn fine taste and try one of the top rice wines in Japan. Our journey cannot be fulfilled without visiting Osaka where we will visit the Dotonbori area. The area is covered with eye-catching advertisements and masses of neon lights lit in both two sides, especially when the sunset starts. Also, it is a great spot for you to “eat till you drop” because it is well-known for street food wonderland. The trip ends when we return to your port.