Kobe Customised Walking Tour - in Kobe - LikeALocal Guide

Kobe Customised Walking Tour


45 USD

Want to explore Kobe with a local who can show you all the coolest and most interesting things? This tour allows you to 'choose your own adventure' with your guide!
NEW!! Private cooking class with professional Japanese chef is now available for additional fee ¥5000/person. Find out more from below

Duration: 5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Japanese
Tour by Kaoru
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Hello!  I’m Kaoru, a nationally certified tour guide in Kobe.  Thanks for checking out my tours and my tips.  I’ve been certified for some time and I really enjoy showing clients around the area.  My goal is to bring you into my community and help make you feel like you’re part of it.  My tours are for people who want to take a step into our local culture.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me so that I can personalize your tour and make your day in Kobe even more memorable!

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  • Discover Kobe's best places with a real local
  • See the highlights or dive into the local culture
  • Ideal for those who want to explore at their own pace

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Would you like to see some of the wonderful sights in Kobe - as well as plan your own unique experiences with the help of a local? If so, then this tour is for you!

This 5 hour walking tour takes in many of Kobe's wonderful sights including Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, Nunobiki Herbal Garden, Sannomiya shopping street and Harbor Land.

You also have the chance to add extra stops depending on your interests - such as having a Kobe beef lunch, going to a cosy cafe, visiting an art gallery or chatting to locals...just let your guide know and it can be arranged!

This tour is ideal for travellers with small kids, those in wheelchairs, or people who want to explore at their own pace instead of in a big group.

NEW!! A private class in Japanese cooking is now available for ¥5000/person. A professional Japanese chef will welcome you into his kitchen and you will cook a popular Japanese meal together! This experience takes about 2 hours. I will be there to help communications with the chef. Please contact me for more details. (The ¥5000 fee includes the chef's cooking class and all ingredients. Drinks are not included. The menu can be customized based upon requests.)

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly certified guide
  • Guide’s entry fees and transportation fares
  • Guide’s food and drinks
  • Your food and drinks
  • Your entry fees
  • Your transportation fares
  • Private cooking class fee

Meeting point

JR Sannomiya station/ Shin-Kobe station/ your hotel in Kobe/ your cruise ship arrival gate in Kobe Port.

Reviews from travellers (6)


Kaoru is the best
for Kaoru’s tour (Kobe Customised Walking Tour)
Kaoru greeted us with her smile. Then she took us on a 3 day adventure from
Kobe to Ōsaka to Kyoto. She
Showed us the sights and told us about local culture And history. She was extremely flexible to our desires and catered to us all the time.
We lunched on local cuisine and tried all her recommendations which were delicious. Her constant smile and desire
For our comfort And education was joyful to us.
Kaoru could disappoint no one . We would recommend her Highly. We made a new
Wonderful tour! Great guide!
for Kaoru’s tour (Kobe Customised Walking Tour)
Kaoru gave us a wonderful tour of Kobe. We all enjoyed the excursions very much. The Takenaka museum was fascinating. The Nunobiki Garden was beautiful, seeing it from the tram and walking down the path.

Kaoru selected a special restaurant - Eita. We have had Japanese food before, but we have never had anything as exquisite as today’s lunch .👍

Kaoru was so patient with us. She was understanding and so accommodating even when we changed our schedule several times. My husband uses a wheelchair so that was difficult at times. At Nunobiki Gardens, even though the wheelchair was “automatic” electric, it was still a challenge. We could not have handled it ourselves. We really appreciated Kaoru's assistance with that.

There were 4 of us traveling together, so every time we got a taxi, Kaoru would run to our next stop and meet us there. She was amazing.

At the end of the tour, my sister discovered that she had left her purse in the taxi. We panicked! but Kaoru handled the situation in such a professional manner. I don’t know what we would have done without her. The taxi driver found the purse and returned it - that says a lot about the people of Kobe.

It was a joy to have Kaoru as our guide. She has a winning personality and a kind heart, and she was sensitive to our needs.

Great city tour with an awesome guide
for Kaoru’s tour (Kobe Customised Walking Tour)
We explored the beautiful Kobe city with Kaoru on a 2 days customised tour. It was great, did things on our own pace. Visited 2 breweries, Kitano area and Shin-Kobe ropeway which were most memorable for us. Kaoru is really friendly and genuine. Explained all she knew about the city to us. Kaoru brought us to a couple of excellent restaurants, one of Kobe beef (it is expensive for the good Kobe steak) and a superb Japanese restaurant which was rather inexpensive.

We enjoyed Kobe thoroughly thanks to Kaoru. If you ever want to have a personalised Kobe city tour, I would not hesitate to recommend Kaoru.

This operator has 15 reviews for other tours


Great tour!
for Kaoru’s tour (Himeji Castle Tour from Kobe)
Kaoru was a terrific tour guide. Her English was excellent, and she was very helpful navigating the train system and town in Himeji. The castle tour was excellent, as well as the gardens. She was accessible and very helpful with our 7 year old daughter. We ate at a local restaurant, and had great conversation. The final part of the tour was of the Akashi-Kaikyo suspension bridge, which is the longest of its kind in the world. The views from the observation deck were very impressive. Overall terrific tour, and would value have Kaoru for any excursion given her knowledge and helpfulness. She was a terrific tour guide and very helpful throughout the excursion!
Excellent guide and tour
for Kaoru’s tour (Himeji Castle Tour from Kobe)
Our local guide Kaoru met us at the ship terminal and took us to Himeji town and the castle, a truly beautiful sight. Kaoru spoke English well. After touring Himeji Castle she took us to a traditional Japanese restaurant where we enjoyed lunch. And then to a sake tasting room where we enjoyed several different styles. Later she took us back to the port.
Excellent guide.
Fantastic tour
for Kaoru’s tour (Himeji Castle Tour from Kobe)
Our tour met all our expectations and more, mostly because of our fantastic tour guide, Kaoru. She is professional, kind, fun, and very attentive to our safety and happiness. Everything you could ask for in a tour guide.
We love Japan and can’t wait to return. Thank you!!
Great personal tour!!!
for Kaoru’s tour (Himeji Castle Tour from Kobe)
We loved our guide Kaoru. She was so patient and knowledgeable, even though we went to Himeji castle on probably the busiest day of the year.
A must do in Kobe
This was one of the best days we have had on our trip. Our guide Kaoru was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the brewing processes and her knowledge of the local area and it's history was great.

I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone in the area for a great day of sake tasting and sight seeing.
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