Apa Hotel Kobe Sannomiya
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We boarded the bullet train down to Kobe for the main event the second wedding of Alistair and Moeko Cox. These guys had got married earlier in the year in Australia and were exorbitant enough to have a second wedding to recognise the uniqueness of each culture. The ceremony was a traditional Japanese affair in Kobe, Moekos home town. Friday night we enjoyed an amazing dinner complete with a waitress kneeling on the table cooking whatever took our ...
... sun fish, dolphins,
seals, sea lions, spider crabs, herds of screaming school children
and more. The area around the aquarium is worth a look too, with a
shopping mall, arcade, food places, docks and a 'mermaid statue' like
that in Denmark; in fact it was a present from Denmark to Japan.
There is also meant to be a prime sunset spot here too, and although
we stayed for this, the clouds and rain came in and there was not a
lot to see – ...
... light situations. In a word, it's **** so i had real difficulty getting good shots - eventually i resorted to taking some video which should hopefully better convey the scale of the place, it's pretty mind-blowing!
After leaving the main aquarium and wandering through the jellyfish tanks, you come to the final cool littlw room which has a large shallow tank in which swim a load of rays and sharks that you're actually allowed to touch! So naturally i ...
On route to Kyoto today we visited Kobe to sample their famous beef and to see a giant statue of ****** *insert bit about statue* The beef we had in a small resteraunt in the station so while it was not the most refined experience the beef was still amazing. It arrived on a skillet with a soy sauce glaze and really was delicious! Opposite the station was a unexpected gem of a temple so that got a visit too before hopping back on the train to head off to our next stop... ...
... I am now sitting outside on her balcony, listening to music whilst writing my blog. Its really beautiful and peaceful out here. I feel like I've finally settled in to life in Japan and I only have 3 more days left. Wow - time flies and soon I'll be back in Melbourne doing the same routine. Anyway as I'm getting very tired and my eyes are finding it hard to stay open I think its time to close off tonights entry. Short but sweet. See you tomorrow Osaka! Sayonara! ...