Shioya Food Tour in a Local Fishing Town

Organized by Sumire
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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Vegetarian
Explore Shioya, a little fishing town in Kobe, and enjoy regional snacks as you get to know the local lifestyle!
Highlights
Walking tour to explore a small fishing town in Kobe
Receive a customized Japanese name card
Enjoy Japanese snacks, breads and sweets, as well as sample local tidbits
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals
Experience Details
Shioya is a small, quiet town just minutes away from Kobe City. Surrounded by beautiful views of mountains and the sea, it has a long-standing history as a peaceful fishing village. Sumile, the guide for this tour, believes that, rather than just visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous areas, the best way to get to know real people and find out about their lifestyles is to visit local markets and explore the backstreets. She strives to provide this type of experience in her hometown, Shioya. Upon meeting your local tour guide, you will be given a customized Japanese name card, with your name written on it in Japanese. This can help facilitate your communication with the locals or serve as a nice souvenir from your trip! You will first explore the harbor which will have magnificent views of the sea and its surrounding landscape such as Mt. Rokko, Awaji Island, and the Pearl Bridge. You will then sample nori (seaweed). A short walk from the harbor will take you to the town of Shioya, where you can visit a temple, a shrine and even a cemetery. Lastly, you will enter a narrow market street, where you will be introduced to iconic local businesses such as a barbershop that’s over 100 years old, a tatami factory, and a Guggenheim house. You will also have the chance to sample and taste different types of local Japanese snacks, sweets, and drinks, whilst interacting with friendly locals.
Inclusions
Foods and sweets (a sushi roll, croquette, tofu sticks, fresh fruits, breads, cookies and more)
Beverage from a special Japanese vending machine
A customized Japanese name card with your name written in Japanese
Exclusions
Transportation costs
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your host at JR Shioya Station, located just 15 minutes away by train from Kobe’s city center, 40 minutes from Osaka and 70 minutes from Kyoto. A Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Remarks
Wear comfortable shoes because there will be walking involved
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Hyōgo is home to the best beef in the world, Kobe beef, and that’s not all. From vast natural parks to one of the oldest and biggest castles in Japan, this prefecture covers all bases with natural beauty and a thriving food culture inspired by Chinese and French immigrants in the port cities.
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Earliest available date: June 24, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
+
Host will donate 7 meals