Drive Tour! Arima Onsen, Sake brewery, Ancient trail of stone Buddhas

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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5



Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Optionally Fishing or Biking experience.

Hello, this is Kenzo.
I'm originally from Kyoto but moved to Nishinomiya (between Osaka and Kobe) in 2017!

Nishinomiya is known as one of the most livable city in Japan.
The city is sandwiched by beautiful mountains and ocean.
The atmosphere here is totally different from Kyoto.
I decided to start a new tour to share the joy and excitement to discovere new things.

The tour's main focus is visiting 3 different spots by my car.
Arima-Onsen, a local Sake brewery and the oldest temple with mini stone Buddhas.

This tour will be especially good for the people who want to see something different from the ordinary sightseeing of Osaka or Kyoto.
Except Arima-Onsen, there are very few tourists.

It's also possible to customize the tour for outdoor lovers.
You can try biking, fishing or even river trekking!
If you want to take this option, please contact me before booking this tour.


10:00 Meet at JR Ashiya station.
10:20 (Have a coffee at a great roasting shop. )
10:30 Drive through the richest neighborhood in Japan.
11:30 Visit a local Sake brewery to learn about sake and enjoy tasting.
1:00 Lunch at a Matsuzaka beef ramen shop.
2:00 Casual hiking through the woods at an ancient trail of stone Buddhas.
3:00 Drive to Arima Onsen and walk though the town.
4:00 (Possible to take a local onsen bath house)
5:00 Tour ends at at JR Ahisya or Kobe station.

This is a basic route. It can be changed according to the weather or traffic conditions.
Possible to meet at 9am at the station or I can come to your accommodation in Osaka or Kobe with an extra charge.

For more active travelers, I can also offer bicycle ride(anytime if the weather is nice) or fishing experience(June to November).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: JR Ashiya station or at your accommodation in Osaka or Kobe(extra charge might be needed).

End location: JR Ashiya or Kobe station.

Duration: 7 hours


By my car. Nissan Rogue 7-seater. Model 2017. Non-smoking, no pets.

What’s Included

My car, my cots for everything such as lunch and admissions.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY/person. - Your lunch and admissions.

What’s Extra

Your lunch, admissions and your travel insurances.

I require that you be covered by your own travel insurance policies.

By accepting my services and participating in the tour, you release me of any liability for any injury or accident occurring during the tour.

While it is extremely unlikely that an accident will happen, I cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen events that may occur before, during or after the tour.

Of course, you can rest assured that I will make every effort to make sure that your tour is a safe one, and that includes driving gently, making a good time management etc..

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