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I am an English guide

in charge of Kobe.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Kobe
・Why not enjoy the comfortable local city of Kobe with my guiding!
Kobe city has a modern feel because you won’t see much traditional structures around, but the city itself has a rich history.
Kobe city has a population of 153 million, which overlooks the Seto Inland Sea and the Rokko mountains. The sea and mountains surrounding Kobe brought various industries to the city. The urban area is engulfed by mountain ranges just behind it. And just beyond the mountains, you can find Arima hot springs, which is known as the one of the three oldest and greatest hot springs in Japan.
The sake brewing industry is also successful due to the fresh water flowing from the mountains and the city has developed over time together with the port.
・Since the water port was formerly established in the 8th century and improved by the Grand Minister during the 12th century, the port has played a big role ever since as an important water transport point.
For about 220 years, Japan had closed its door for the foreign trades until 1854. Kobe was opened as an international port in 1868. Also the foreign settlement was formed at the same time as well. Since then, the city of Kobe accepted many foreign cultures.
These foreign cultures are what make Kobe unique. For example, the famous Kobe beef owes what it is known today as the staple of foreign people.
・Even though the people of Kobe experienced the devastated earthquake in 1995, the city itself has recovered since.
I would like you to get a feel of the trendy but nostalgic city, while tracing back to its roots.
You may want to try Kobe beef and sweets as well. At the end of the trip, you will find how romantic Kobe really is!

・It takes just 22 minutes from JR Osaka station to JR Sannomiya station by Shin Kaisoku(special rapid service).
・Cruise ships arrive at Port Terminal.

Here is an example trip: You will see the classified list below so that you can choose your destinations. I will suggest the plan according to your needs. Other spots are available and where we meet and where it ends are flexible as well.
[ Example course for one day trip]
JR Sannomiya station-> Nunobiki ropeway and Herb gardens

->Kitano foreign residential district ->Sannomiya

->Hakutsuru Sake Brewry museum -> Meriken Park ->JR Kobe station
1) Sopts where you can enjoy the city as the internatioal port city
[1] Meriken Park including Kobe Port Tower, Kobe Maritime museum(Kawasaki world) [2] The former foreign settlement district [3] Kitano foreign residential district [4] Nankin Machi(China town)
2) Spots of the old, yet still, main industries and old hot springs
[1] Hakutsuru Sake brewery museum [2] Arima hot springs
3) Spots for good views of the city
[1] Nunomiki Ropeway and Herb Gardens [2] The observatory deck on the 24th floor of the Kobe city hall
[3] The observatory deck of Kobe Port Tower [4] Venus Bridge [5] Rokko garden terrace
4) Spots for the constructional interests
[1] The Takenaka Carpentry tools Musuem [2] The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art [3] The Akashi -Kaikyo bridge
5) Spots for shopping and lunch
[1] Sannomiya [2] Motomachi [3] Harborland
For your reference

 

My personal information

 

  I received my qualifications as a national guide in February 2016 and started to guide as a licensed guide the following month. After working long term as a public employee, I retired and started to guide. I have guided groups which consisted up to 33 members. I mainly guide in the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Hiroshima, as well as Nagoya, the Hida area, and Kanazawa. My TOEIC score is 875. Even though it’s not so high every guest has thanked me very much. In addition to my tour guide skills, I’m able to interact nicely with the guests, making them enjoy the tours attentively with a bright and open mind.
It would be my greatest pleasure to show you around and introduce to you not only tourist attractions, but also unique Japanese culture and how the locals live. I will do my best to make your trip one of the highlights in Japan. Despite my age, I hope my experiences will help you learn about and enjoy your stay in Japan.

 

Guide Fee

 

Full day 8hours: JPY20,000 up to 6 guests, JPY25,000 up to 10 guests, a group consists of more than 10 members is also negotiable.
(Not included travel expenses, addmition fees, meals etc.) All are nagotiable.

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

How to request my service

 

  If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (e27TMB253ENG)

  ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

  I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

  Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.