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

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

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Escape the noise and stress of Osaka with this relaxing private day trip exploring the mountains and hot springs near Kobe. Ride in your private luxury vehicle into this mountain escape, enjoying the views from on top of Mount Rokko, visiting the nearby Kobe Botanical Gardens, and soaking your worries away at Arima Onsen hot springs.
  • Escape Osaka to enjoy this private day trip in the mountains, including a visit to the local hot springs
  • Check out the views on top of Mount Rokko after riding aboard a historic 1930s cable car
  • Ride aboard a luxurious private vehicle during the trip to and from your Osaka hotel
  • Discover the diverse mix of plant life at the Kobe Botanical Gardens
  • Soak your stress away at the Arima Onsen (hot springs)
  • Entrance fees are at your own expense
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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Transport by private vehicle
Private driver/guide
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.

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 yen
Universal Studios area: 2,000 yen
Port of Osaka, Port of Kobe, or the Hyatt Osaka: 2,500 yen

Ports

  • Osaka
  • Kobe


Departure Time

8:30 AM
Get picked up in the morning from your central Osaka hotel as you travel aboard a luxurious private vehicle to your day’s first stop at Mount Rokko.

Ascend to the top of this Japanese peak aboard a historic cable car, in operation since the 1930s, admiring the beautiful panoramic views from on top. Continue your day amidst the lush greenery of the Kobe Botanical Gardens, also located at the summit of Mount Rokko. Finish with relaxation time in the hot spring baths of Arima Onsen.

Full a full run-down of your trip itinerary, please review the details below.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mt. Rokko Arima Ropeway
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
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mt. Rokko
Views, views, views! Then a pleasant drive through some lovely mountain roads as we head to the gardens.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kobe Municipal Arboretum
Enjoy a peaceful walk through a very large botanical garden in the mountains above Kobe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Arima Onsen
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, 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
  • OPERATED BY Pinpoint Traveler, Inc
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka.

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star-5
Hot springs totally worth it. Park...
Felix C
, Aug 2018
Hot springs totally worth it. Park is great. Forgot the tall dudes name but highly recommended
star-5
This was really a wonderful and...
Sandy H
, Jan 2018
This was really a wonderful and informative trip. Kevin was great . I really enjoyed the hot springs ! This was one of my favorite tours. I highly recommend this for anyone who was to see Kobe Mts and one of the best hot springs in the area.
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Great tour Kobe mountains tour with...
Pavel A
, Jul 2017
Great tour Kobe mountains tour with amazing relaxation experience in Osen. Kevin is a great tour guide with excellent knowledge of the area. Provided very flexible pick-up and drop-off location in Osaka. Would definitely recommend this tour to a friend.
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Kevin is a great guide and...
Michael V
, Oct 2016
Kevin is a great guide and translated all of the nuances of a uniquely Japanese experience into an American/Western perspective. Great trip!

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