Take a taste journey around Kobe, starting with the most famous souvenir from Arima Onsen: the “tansan-senbei” carbonic acid cracker. Featherlight, with subtle sweetness, it goes perfectly with green tea. Indeed, Arima’s culinary star and the superb Japanese food served at its many ryokans (traditional Japanese inns) are just as worthy of superlatives as its hot springs. And what better accompaniment than some Kobe-brewed sake from a centuries-old brewery, the Kiku-Masamune Brewery Museum? A tour and tasting later, it’s time for some Kobe beef – a mouthwatering marbled meat like no other! Round off the day with a nod to Kobe’s status as the birthplace of Japanese jazz at Sone, a truly timeless jazz bar.