Different from other Kobe shore excursions, along with bringing you to explore the highlights of Himeji city including splendid Himeji Castle and elegant Kokoen Garden, this trip also provides a valuable chance to experience the hot spring bath in Arima Onsen.

Tour Code:
Duration: 8 hours
Start/End: Kobe port/Kobe port
Highlights: Himeji Castle, Kokoen Garden, Arima Onsen Taiko no Yu
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kobe shore excursions

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From Kobe port, picked up by guide and driver who will transfer you to Himeji city. Explore the symbol of the city – Himeji Castle, witness about Japanese landscape set-up by visiting Kokoen Garden, and finally, experience the hot spring bath in Arima Onsen Taiko no Yu.

Arima-Onsen-Kobe-shore-excursionsThe first spot of this trip is Himeji Castle, an elegant symbol of Himeji city. The perfect white color of the castle is highlighted in the clear blue sky and porcelain pink of cherry blossoms when spring comes. There is no hyperbole to say that Himeji Castle, with its impressive size and classical appearance, is the most beautiful castle in Japan.

Himeji Castle - Kobe shore excursionsThen, visit Kokoen Garden delivering the traditional garden style of Japan which includes an idyllic pond with a small artificial waterfall inspired by the pleasingly graceful landscape style of the country. Enjoy your free time stroll along the garden and sample a cup of Japanese green tea in a tea house which has the view of a peaceful garden with bamboo, colorful flowers, and pine trees.

Kokoen Garden - Kobe shore excursionsAfter that, head to Arima Onsen Taiko no Yu to enjoy hot spring bath experience for 30 minutes. There are 26 different types of bathing in the complex that its hot spring water contains more salt, iron, and rare ingredients than the sea water. Bathing in the hot spring water is told to bring effective again poor circulation, backaches, skin disorders, increase metabolism, and recover from hypertension. Trip ends with a return back to port.

Arima Onsen Taiko no Yu - Kobe shore excursions

What’s included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance fee: Himeji Castle, Kokoen Garden
  • Hot Spring Bath Experience (rental towel & indoor clothes are included)

What’s excluded?

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tips for Guide and Driver