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KOBE ITINERARY

3 Days in KOBE Itinerary.

This is a sample itinerary for 2-3 nights staying at the closest accommodation to the stadium. Why not go sightseeing around the neighboring area while staying a while before and after the match?

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Kobe
    Walking
    Sannomiya Station
    JR
    Rokkomichi Station
    Walking

    Nada-gogou (Sake district at Nada)

    In the Nada and Higashinada districts in Kobe City, one of Japan's top sake producing regions Nada-Gogou can be found. In terms of distribution, there is a nearby port suitable for water transport. With respect to the sake making process, there is high-quality rice and water, and the location receives cold wind called Rokko Oroshi (The Wind of Mount Rokko) is ideal for cold preparation, these conditions are perfect for making good quality sake. This land has been prosperous as a sake brewing town since the Edo Period. Visitors can see the sake brewery and museums, as well as memorial halls where you can find out about the history of the sake brewery and Nada. Many brewing manufacturers are still located in the area. Because there are many sake breweries that offer free tasting, it is also recommended to walk around the streets while visiting the sake brewery.
    Walking
    Rokkomichi Station
    JR
    Motomachi Station
    Walking

    Kobe

    At Kobe, which has prospered as a port town since ancient times, you can enjoy not only the scenery of the modern port town, but also the city itself, where you can enjoy the intercultural atmosphere. Kobe Motomachi Shopping Street is a prestigious long-established shopping district which was developed before the Meiji Restoration, influenced by the foreign residential area which was thriving during that time. After exploring the shopping district, please enjoy various gourmet meals while experiencing the Chinese vibe in Nankinmachi which is Kobe’s Chinatown. In the evening, we recommend heading to the bay area and enjoying the night views at Meriken Park and Kobe Harbourland. The Kobe Port Tower which is the landmark of Kobe, and the neon, which beautifully colours the city, reflects on the surface of the water, it shows a very fantastic and romantic landscape.
    Walking
    Kobe Station
    JR
    Sannomiya Station

    Dinner at Kobe (Kobe Beef)

    Kobe beef is one of the world's premier brands of Japanese beef, and is loved by not only Japanese but also used in many gourmet restaurants outside Japan as ell. There are many restaurants near Sannomiya Station which offer this “wagyu” beef (Japanese cow). Many of these shops cook their beef in a style called "Teppanyaki," where the chef cooks the steak in front of customers. There are many shops in a high-class atmosphere that match the finest wagyu beef style of Kobe beef; you can taste excellent meat in a wonderful atmosphere. If you come to Kobe, please be sure to have a taste of Kobe beef yourself!
    Walking
    Hotel in Kobe
  • Day 2

    Hotel in Kobe
    Walking
    Kobe-Sannomiya Station
    Hankyu Railway
    Ashiyagawa Station
    Walking

    Mount Rokko

    Since Kobe is surrounded by the sea and the mountains and is an elongated town running from east to west. It is common to call the south side the “sea side” and the north the “mountain side.” The mountain side spreading from the north to the western part of Kobe City is Mount Rokko. Mount Rokko, which is a symbolic for the people of Kobe, can be visited by cable car and there are also various climbing routes, but the Ashiyagawa route is recommended as it allows visitors to enjoy trekking directly from Hankyu Ashiyagawa Station. After enjoying the hike, you will be blown away when you see the magnificent view overlooking Osaka Bay at the summit. It may be difficult to see after climbing, but you can enjoy the "Ten Million Dollar Night View" in the evening as well.
    Rokko Cable Sanjo Station
    Bus
    Ropeway Sancho Station
    Ropeway
    Arima Onsen Station
    Walking

    Arima Onsen

    Arima Onsen is one of the three most famous hot springs in Japan. It is known as one of the top onsens in Japan, and has a long history. Its history dates back to the year 631 AD, and it is said that the Emperor of that time stayed in Nihon Shoki, which is relevant to classical Japanese history. Although it is an incredibly old onsen, it is still famous as an having been especially loved by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who is regarded as Japan's second great unifier. Hideyoshi carried out the refurbishment of the onsen and surroundings, so the place named Taiko still remains. Although it is a small onsen town, there are many Western hotels and Japanese style hotels, and you can enjoy the journey by walking along the streetscape river. There are two public onsen, "Kin no Yu" which is a golden onsen with much iron and a reddish color, and "Gin no Yu" rich in radium and carbonic acid.
    Arima Onsen (Staying at a ryokan)
  • Day 3

    Arima Onsen
    Bus
    Sannomiya Station
    JR
    HImeji Station
    Walking

    Himeji Castle

    Himeji Castle, which is also designated as a World Heritage Site, is known as the best preserved state among the many famous castles in Japan. and The castle has fascinated those who visit with the beautiful castle walls of white plaster. Keeping the appearance of over 400 years ago, this castle is also famous as an impregnable castle, it is not only beautiful but also functional! In addition, the Kokoen Garden on the site of the castle is a garden that has made full use of the remains of the samurai residences in the area. You can enjoy the beauty of each season, which are emphasized by the scenery of Himeji Castle. Opposite the street from Himeji Castle, there is the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History designed by Kenzo Tange, you can enjoy the beautiful Himeji Castle which is mirrored at the front entrance as well as learning about the history of Hyogo.
    Walking
    Chokaku tokubetsu shien gakko, Kokoen-mae Bus Stop
    Bus
    Shosha-zan ropeway Bus Stop
    Walking
    Sanroku Station
    Ropeway
    Sanjo Station
    Walking

    Mount Shosha

    There is a Shoshazan in the northwest part of Himeji City, about 30 minutes by bus from Himeji Station. You can climb from the foot to the summit in about an hour, but you can reach the summit in about 4 minutes by using the Shoshazan Ropeway. The mountain is surrounded by natural trees and is famous for the scenery of autumn leaves, but most visitors come to visit Engyoji Temple located at the summit. The temple has a history of over 1000 years, and there are many cultural treasures and historical sites, but among them the most famous building is Mani-den, which was designated as an Important Cultural Property. Mokuzo-Shitenno-ryuzo (wooden standing statues of the Four Celestial Kings) are represented as statues. Needless to say that the wooden stage building itself is beautiful. Blessed with historic buildings and rich nature, this land is also the location of many movies and dramas, and in 2003, the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise, The Last Samurai, was filmed in this location.
    Walking
    Sanjo Station
    Ropeway
    Sanjo Station
    Walking
    Shosha-zan ropeway Bus Stop
    Bus
    Himeji Station
    JR
    Sannomiya Station

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