Gardens, Views, and Hot Springs

Spend a day out of Osaka exploring the natural wonders surrounding Kobe. Take a scenic cable car up Mount Rokko, where you step into the lush, floral landscapes of the Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden. Later, visit the hot springs at Arima Onsen and soak in the therapeutic waters of their baths.

After morning pickup from your hotel in Osaka, drive west to the modern city of Kobe. An expert guide takes you to the foot of Mount Rokko, a 3,054-foot (931-m) mountain that provides a lush backdrop to the city. Here, board a funicular cable car and make a smooth ascent up the slopes, admiring views of the city as it shrinks below you. At the top of the mountain, step out to find the Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden. Take a walk among paths lined with a rainbow of blossoming alpine flowers and vibrant trees like the Japanese maple.

Descend the mountain with your guide and head to Arima Onsen, one of the oldest hot spring towns in Japan. Take lunch at your own expense before heading for the famous hot springs. Feel your worries melt away as you sink into the bubbling, therapeutic waters for a long soak. Visit both indoor and outdoor baths for a change in scenery, and take advantage of saunas and lounge areas ideal for relaxing. At the end of the day, return to your hotel in Osaka feeling completely refreshed.

Know before you book

  • Groups of 4 or less are serviced by a sedan, so one person will have to sit in back in the middle. Groups of 5 or 6 are serviced by luxury minivan. For groups of 4 or less that would like the minivan, please select a passenger count of 5.

  • An additional surcharge of approximately JPY 3,500 per person for admission to attractions on the tour route is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Osaka hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

7 Hours 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 26 Feb, and more 神戸市, 兵庫県
What's in, what's out

What is included in the tour

  • Private guided tour around Kobe

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Osaka hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Admission to attractions along the tour route

  • Lunch

What makes this tour special
  • Guided private tour uncovers the natural wonders of Kobe

  • Panoramic views of the modern city from atop Mount Rokko

  • Diverse range of flora at the Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden

  • Arima Onsen, a hot spring town famous for therapeutic baths

  • Knowledgeable guide reveals the rich heritage of the region



Pickup point
日本、兵庫県神戸市 県道16号線 View on Map