CHARMING KOBE, FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT

  • Hamn

    Kobe

  • Svårighetsnivå

    Måttlig

  • Typ

    Giro turistico, Lunch not included

  • Pris

    Vuxna

    EUR55.0

  • Varaktighet i timmar

    4.5

  • Utflyktskod

    01GA

Description

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.



What we will see
  • The fascinating Kitano Ijinkan district
  • Victorian-style European houses (ijinkan)
  • Attractive views from the city’s heights
  • Walk through Meriken park overlooking the sea
  • Kobe Port Tower: an icon of Kobe’s skyline


What we will do
  • 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 Japanese traditional drum. This tower, 108 metres tall, has become an icon of Kobe’s skyline and an attraction for tourists from all over the world.

What you need to know
  • 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 at the port; we recommend buying Japanese yen beforehand.
  • Visibility during the tour is subject to weather conditions.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.