SHIOYA is my small hometown. It takes about 15 minutes from Kobe, 40min from Osaka and 70min from Kyoto by JR train. It's surrounded by beautiful mountains and the sea, its historical and has a lovely quaint market street. On meeting at JR SHIOYA station, I'd like to give your own Japanese name card to you. It would be useful for communication with friendly local people. First, let's go to the harbour. Enjoy a photogenic view of the area. You can see Mt Rokko, Awaji island, the pearl bridge, even Kansai airport across the sea (lt depends on the weather). Also my fisherman friend introduces you nori (seaweed). You can sample Nori if you like. Then through the tunnel, we'll go into SHIOYA town. I'd like you to know about real Japanese daily life by walking through a temple, a shrine, a cemetery, etc. Also, enjoy the narrow market street and I want to share my local vision with you, visiting a barber shop which has over 100 years history, a tatami factory, and our beautiful heritage, the Guggenheim house when they open. Let's enjoy more than 8 different yummy Japanese snacks & drinks. After that, special Bon dance fetivai is waiting for you! It is performed in the community only two summer nights in a year. The dancers form circles around the center tower made in wood temporarily and dance to the traditional songs with japanese drums. Have fun joining with local people!
Hi there, I'm Sumile. I love travelling and used to work in a tourist company as a tour leader. I have been all over Japan and the world, about 45 countries in total. I prefer visiting local backstreets and markets to the UNESCO world heritage sites and main famous streets because I noticed that's the best way to understand real people's lives. On each trip, meeting and talking face to face and knowing about their life and culture deeply and directly was a wonderful experience. On the tour, I'd like to introduce you to Japanese real lifestyle and make it fun and enjoyable! I started airbnb host from last year and I LOVE this job. I feel happy you to check my other tours. I appreciatete I have more than 95 reviews. "Kobe, lovely off the beaten track town" "Genuine Kobe beef & multicultural town"
more than 7 various foods. Vegetarians are welcome. I can arrange it for you.
On the festival, you can enjoy beer or juices on free.
Japanese name card.
We'll meet at the gate of JR SHIOYA station. ( It takes about 15 min from JR Kobe station.) First, we'll go to the harbour. Then go into SHIOYA town and walk around a lots of shops and worship places, while enjoying various snacks at a croquette shop, fishmonger, a tofu shop, a bakery, and fresh fruits and vegitable shops etc. Finally, you can join Bon dance festival. Let's enjoy communication with local people & a super smiley environment!
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Comfortable shoes and clothes for walking are recommended. Children, non-English speakers and people who study Japanese are welcome. We can use gestures!
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