Hyogo Centers of Culture: Pottery, Sake, and Serenity (5 days/4 nights)

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Who is this for?
For adventurous travelers who want to delve into Japanese culture through the lens of great craftsmanship. Find authentic experiences and unique treasures through off the beaten path destinations.

- This is a private tour. Only you and your group will participate. 
- This trip can be tailored according to your preferences. Please feel free to inquire about any specific requests ahead of time.

Physical Activity: Low
Length of Trip:  5 days, 4 nights
Capacity:  1-4 people

Visualize yourself:
- Strolling through a samurai house and merchant town in kimono
- Engaging in traditional pottery making
- Savoring the excellence of one of Japan’s top sake breweries
- Learning about the construction of Japan’s manmade landmarks
- Relaxing in natural hot springs
- Crafting your own soy sauce to take home  

Your tour package includes:
- 3 nights in a city-center hotel,
  1 night in a hot spring hotel
- 4 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 5-day personal driver and guide
- Tickets and fees to museums
  and experiences
Does not include:
- anything not specified in the left column
- flights
- visas
- travel insurance
- your personal expenses


KOBE    |    2 nights
Day 1: Travel Day
Arrive an Kansai International Airport. Then into a private vehicle for a transfer to a hotel recommended by us in the city. Use this day to rest up or take some time to explore Kobe: Visit the Harborland, eat at Chinatown, or take the Ropeway up to Mt.Rokko for a city view.

Day 2: Kimono Stroll and Pottery Making
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Start your journey by wearing a kimono and strolling along old merchant streets in a quaint town and then head to a historical pottery district and learn about Tambayaki pottery, one of the six ancient kiln sites in Japan with over a 600-year history.

- Kimono rental
- Sasayama Old Merchant Street
- Anma Historial Museum and Samurai House
- Pottery Making
- Museum of Ceramic Art


ARIMA ONSEN   |     1 night
Day 3: Learn the Crafts! Breweries and Woodwork
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Delve into the craftsmanship of Nada's sake, where ancient techniques meet modern innovation in sake production, honoring centuries-old traditions. Explore the intricacies of traditional Japanese woodwork, architecture, and construction methods before unwinding in a relaxing hot spring town for the night.

- Nada Breweries walking tour
- Kobe beef lunch
- Takenaka Carpentary Tools Museum 
- Ikutama Shrine
- Arima Onsen


HIMEJI - OSAKA    |     1 night
Day 4: Himeji Castle and Shoyu Making
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Marvel at the gleaming white Himeji Castle, stroll through a serene Japanese garden, and savor a meal in a traditional Japanese structure, indulging in local cuisine. Discover the rich history of shoyu (soy sauce) in the town of Tsuno and even craft your own as a souvenir of your Japanese journey. Conclude your culinary adventure with a taste of akashiyaki, a beloved local dish expertly prepared by skilled chefs. 

Day 5: Fly home
Included meals: Breakfast
Your next destination? Home sweet home. But remember, it's not sayonara yet, it's "See you soon!" The question is, where to from here?


Add another trip of ours on top of this journey and we will be happy to send you off.

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