5 Hours of Hiking in Kobe and Mindful Tea Ceremony Experience in Nature

Hike Mt. Rokko with a National Licensed Guide Interpreter, who is also a tea ceremony instructor.
The walk includes visits to Buddhist temples and a waterfall.
The highlights of the tour are “Zen Meditation” and “Tea Ceremony” experience out in nature.
You can feel the Japanese traditional philosophy of “Being one with nature” throughout the tour.

・5 hours of hiking at Mt. Rokko, one of the most famous mountains in Japan, located close to Kyoto and Osaka.
・Stopping at attractive places: unexplored temples and a representative waterfall in Kobe.
・Experiences of “Zen Meditation” and “Tea Ceremony”! You can feel the Japanese traditional philosophy of “Being one with nature”.
・Tea ceremony master, who is also a National Licensed Guide Interpreter, will guide you.
・You will have an unforgettable trip of off-the-beaten-track Japan that other tourists cannot have.
* Duration: 5 hours
* Starts: Kobe, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Hike Mt. Rokko with a National Licensed Guide Interpreter, who is also a tea ceremony instructor.
The walk includes visits to Buddhist temples and a waterfall.
The highlights of the tour are “Zen Meditation” and “Tea Ceremony” experience out in nature.
You can feel the Japanese traditional philosophy of “Being one with nature” throughout the tour.

・5 hours of hiking at Mt. Rokko, one of the most famous mountains in Japan, located close to Kyoto and Osaka.
・Stopping at attractive places: unexplored temples and a representative waterfall in Kobe.
・Experiences of “Zen Meditation” and “Tea Ceremony”! You can feel the Japanese traditional philosophy of “Being one with nature”.
・Tea ceremony master, who is also a National Licensed Guide Interpreter, will guide you.
・You will have an unforgettable trip of off-the-beaten-track Japan that other tourists cannot have.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Mt. Rokko, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658-0000 Hyogo Prefecture

Meet up at Shin-Kobe Station at 10 a.m. We start a walking tour after we get onigiri/ sandwiches for lunch!

On our way to reach our destination Tairyu-ji Temple, we will stop by at Tokko-in Temple or Nunobiki Waterfall.
After we visit Tairyu-ji Temple, we will have a picnic lunch at a resting spot with the roof.

After lunch, you will enjoy experiences of Zen meditation and a mindful tea ceremony in the middle of nature.
On the way back, we take a different route.
Notes: We may take the same route as we took as the return route is mostly unpaved with some steep slippery slopes, in the following cases:
– if it is rainy and it is hard to walk on the trail
– if there is a guest wearing shoes not suitable for walking in the mountain
– if there is a guest who finds the walk challenging
In the case of the above, we will stop by at either Tokko-in Temple or Nunobiki Waterfall, which we did not visit on our way up.
*Walking distance: 8 km, Elevation: 340 m,Total ascent: 590 m

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Tairyuji Temple, Kobeko Jikata (Futatabisan), Chuo-Ku, Kobe 650-0007 Hyogo Prefecture

Established in 768 and deeply associated with significant figures in Japanese history and culture.
You can enjoy the beauty of native forests around the temple.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tokko-in, 2-2-3 Fukiaicho Nunobikiyama, Chuo-Ku, Kobe 651-0058 Hyogo Prefecture

On our way to reach our destination Tairyu-ji Temple, we will stop by at Tokko-in Temple or Nunobiki Waterfall.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Fukiaicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0058 Hyogo Prefecture

On our way to reach our destination Tairyu-ji Temple, we will stop by at Tokko-in Temple or Nunobiki Waterfall.

Duration: 20 minutes