TOUR OF KOBE BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

  • Porto

    Kobe

  • Nível de dificuldade

    Moderado

  • Tipo:

    City Tour, Lunch not included

  • Preço

    Adultos

    EUR55.0

  • Horas de duração

    4.5

  • Código da excursão

    01GA

Descrição

An intriguing journey into Kobe’s Victorian past along the winding streets of Kitano Ijinkan, the district once inhabited by Europeans, and a full immersion in the present in the shade of Kobe Port Tower, which stands in a park where some fine examples of modern art are displayed.



O que nós vemos
  • Kitano Ijinkan district
  • Victorian-style European houses (ijinkan)
  • Meriken park
  • Kobe Port Tower


O que nós fazemos
  • Comfortably seated on our coach, we leave the port of Kobe behind us to reach the charming Kitano Ijinkan district, which dates back to the second half of the 1800s.
  • We walk along the winding roads that embrace the entire cosmopolitan soul of Kobe - thirty western-style houses (ijikan) dot the district on the city’s hills, a magnificently-preserved testimony of a time when the city of Kobe was Japan’s only opening to the world.
  • We admire the seductive panoramas along the southern coast which charmed the first foreign traders and diplomats responsible for the establishment of this Victorian enclave. European cafés, Catholic churches and a synagogue can still be found there to this day.
  • We then head to Meriken park, a pleasant seafront garden in the harbour area. Created on a reclaimed area, it is an attractive lawn dotted with fountains and modern art installations.
  • Inside the park, we can admire the Kobe Port Tower, a cylinder surrounded by a red pipe structure in the shape of a traditional Japanese drum. This tower, 108 metres tall, has become an icon on the Kobe’s skyline and an attraction for tourists from all over the world.

O que saber
  • The length of the coach transfer depends on the itinerary. 
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available. 
  • Traffic jams are to be expected during tourist season. 
  • Money cannot be exchanged in the port, we recommend buying Japanese currency beforehand. 
  • Visibility during the tour is subject to weather conditions. 
  • Comfortable shoes with a low heel are recommended. 
  • English & other European tour guides are subject to availability.