10. Kobe: Mt Rokko night view & Arima Onsen & Sanda Outlet Tour
After meeting your professional guide and driver at the designated gathering point in Osaka, embark on a captivating day trip to Kobe, a city renowned for its unique attractions. Your journey begins with a visit to Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlets, a shopper's paradise set amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Here, you'll have the opportunity to shop to your heart's content, all while surrounded by the picturesque landscapes that Kobe is known for.Kids won't feel bored here either. Inside the outlet, there's a LEGO store, so while parents shop, kids can find the toys they desire From Sanda Outlets, our journey continues to the historic Arima Onsen, one of Japan's oldest hot spring towns, boasting a fascinating history that spans centuries. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this tranquil destination, where you can experience therapeutic hot springs and immerse yourself in a culture that has been cherished for generations. Arima Onsen offers a unique opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate in the soothing mineral-rich waters, believed to have healing properties. The town's quaint streets are lined with traditional wooden buildings, creating a nostalgic atmosphere that takes you back in time. Explore the local shops and sample various hot spring-related products and cuisine, including the famous Arima onsen manju, a delectable sweet bun filled with hot spring water. For a day trip hot spring experience, we recommend 'Taiko no Yu,' situated at 292-2 Ike no Shiri, Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe. Covering approximately 7,000 square meters, Taiko no Yu is a large hot spring theme park in the Arima region. Here, you can enjoy three types of Arima's famous hot springs - the Golden Spring, Silver Spring, and Carbonated Spring, all in one place. The entrance fee is 2,400 JPY on weekdays and 2,600 JPY on weekends and holidays To cap off your day with a memorable finale, we'll head to Mount Rokko, famous for being one of Japan's top three nightscapes. The breathtaking views of the city lights twinkling against the night sky are truly a sight to behold. For those seeking an even more elevated experience, you have the option to take a cable car at your expense to reach the Mount Rokko Observatory. At the summit, you can enjoy the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Moreover, Mount Rokko boasts the Tenran Cafe, a casual coffee shop that not only offers refreshing beverages but also serves Western-style meals and delectable desserts. This is the perfect place to relax, savor a cup of coffee, and indulge in a delicious meal while basking in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. In short, this day trip to Kobe is a delightful blend of shopping, history, culture, and natural beauty. It promises to leave you with lasting memories of a city that beautifully combines modernity with tradition, offering something for every traveler to cherish and enjoy.