SHIOYA  - Take a walking tour through this quaint fishing town in West Kobe 

Meet local people and enjoy talking and laughing with them as they go about their daily lives with your friendly guide Sumile.  

 

 

Shioya is a quaint peaceful fishing village nestled in a valley which is a 15 minute train ride from Kobe,

40 minutes from Osaka, and 70 minutes from Kyoto. 

 

 

First, we'll go to the harbor where we can enjoy photogenic views of Mt Rokko, Awaji island,

and Akashi Straits Pearl Bridge.  You can learn about growing and harvesting Japanese nori (seaweed);

and taste and buy nori from a local fishing family. 

 

 

Then we will walk into SHIOYA town.

Here I’d like you to discover real Japanese daily life as we walk through a temple, a shrine, and the local shopping street. 

 

Also, I hope I can share with you what it is like to be a local in Shioya as we visit a barber shop which has more than 100 years of history, a tatami factory, and our beautiful heritage Guggenheim House.  

 

 

As we are walking let’s enjoy a variety of local snacks & drinks and talk with the friendly local people.