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Walk through the historical highlights of Kobe

This online experience gives you historical insight into the international port city, Kobe. Starting with Kitano Tenmangu Shrine at the foot of the mountain, you will be surprised to know the importance of this little shrine once you know its history. Stairs to the temple will get you high up enough to enjoy the beautiful view of Kobe. Never visited a shrine? Do not worry. I will guide you through the shrine step by step, so you will be prepared when you come to Japan.

3 Reviews
From Kobe
Online Experience
1 Hour
Upto 10 people
  • Real-time, Online experience from Kobe
  • Visit prominent shrines of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and Ikuta Shrine
  • Observe western influences at Ijinkan Street coexisting with local culture

This live-streamed, Online Experience gives you insight into the international port city of Kobe, Japan. We will start with Kitano Tenmangu Shrine at the foot of the mountain; you will be surprised to learn the importance of this little shrine as I tell you some fascinating details about its history. Climbing up the stairway, we will get high up enough to enjoy a beautiful view of Kobe stretching out below us. Never been inside a shrine? Do not worry. I will take you through the shrine step by step, so you will be prepared when you come to Japan. 

Our next stop will be Ijinkan Street, where you will see some Western-style buildings. Kitano district was once designated as a foreign settlement, which explains the unique scenery and culture with more than just a hint of Western influence. We're not complaining, though - without Kobe being a gateway to the West, our well-known Kobe beef would never exist!

Finally, I will take you to the Ikuta Shrine and tell you more about its important role in creating this city. The fascinating thing about the shrine is that although it is located in the middle of the city, it still has a little “forest” in the back, offering a peaceful getaway away from the noise and crowd of the city. It is here that we will relax awhile before we say our goodbyes.
I look forward to showing you around Kobe on this tour!

About this experience
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to different places; at times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimise such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 24 USD per screen or as a private tour for 117 USD and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Aimu Ishimaru

I am a happy young Japanese lady who fell in love with Danish 'hygge' (cosiness). I am your tour guide but hope to be your friend. Various seasonal events and the food accompanying these events are one thing I love about Japan. Hot springs and tea ceremony are my favourites as well. 

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" 

This is what I believe is the best way to enjoy travelling while being welcomed by the locals at the same time. With a little effort, your trip will be much more than just a regular fun holiday. I hope to be a great cultural mediator by offering online experiences and make your next trip to Japan more memorable. 

Tour Reviews
  • Jeannie

    Aimu-san speaks very fluent English and is passionate about tourism. Her tour leading skill and explanations of the various objects/venues/history values are commendable!

  • Chai Cheong

    very cheerful host. thank you.

  • kevin phun

    Knowledgeable and made a very good attempt to answer our questions. Showed us Kobe and paced the tour well. Would recommend this tour and the guide, Aimu.
    Asked her if she will be doing another tour in Kobe or Kansai. Watch for it!
    She is the guide you would like!


From USD 24 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.