Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka

Leave the hustle and bustle of Osaka behind, as you are whisked via highway in a luxury car to the mountains that rise above nearby Kobe. Over the course of your private tour, you will ride a historical cable car, visit impressive gardens and a hot spring at Arima Onsen, with a native (or equivalent) English speaking guide providing information, insight, and fun.

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7 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Private driver/guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees (1,000 to around 1,800 yen per person total, depending on your choices)
    • Mountain cable car ride (590 yen for adults, 300 yen for children under 12)
    • Lunch
    • Child seat: 1,000 yen payable on day of tour.
    • Entry/Admission - Mt. Rokko Arima Ropeway
    • Entry/Admission - Kobe Municipal Arboretum
    • Entry/Admission - Arima Onsen
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Mt. Rokko Arima Ropeway, 4512-336 Kita Rokko, Rokkocho, Nada-Ku, Kobe 657-0101 Hyogo Prefecture

    Take a beautiful ride up the mountain in a vintage slope-climbing cable car that runs right through the forest. Lovely in all seasons!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mt. Rokko, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0000 Hyogo Prefecture

    Views, views, views! Then a pleasant drive through some lovely mountain roads as we head to the gardens.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kobe Municipal Arboretum, Japan, 〒651-1102 Hyogo, Kobe, Kita-ku, Yamadacho Kamitanigami, 字長尾1−2

    Enjoy a peaceful walk through a very large botanical garden in the mountains above Kobe.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arima Onsen, Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe 651-1401 Hyogo Prefecture

    Enjoy a soak here in the region's most famous hot springs, Arima Onsen. The waters are said to rejuvenate! There's a quaint town to shop and look around too.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup at any centrally located Osaka hotel is included. This is defined as within the JR Loop Line. The following additional fees are assessed for further out points. All prices are per group, not per person, and are for each direction of travel, meaning that for both pickup and drop off at a location below, you should please double the fee shown.Shin-Osaka: 1,000 yenUniversal Studios area: 2,000 yenPort of Osaka, Port of Kobe, or the Hyatt Osaka: 2,500 yenPorts
    • Osaka
    • Kobe
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Your vehicle will seat up to six passengers comfortably.
    • Driver is a native English speaker or of equivalent ability.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • This is a private vehicle tour, so only the guide is not part of your group. The guide will wear a mask in the vehicle and also while touring outside the vehicle.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-33348P4

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