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Travel Blogs from Kobe
... much about it besides more of a port city and modern town. We wondered why Kobe beef is so famous and so where are they? We arrived quite late afternoon and exhausted on getting too far outside the city center so we decided to walk to China town. After walking along the train line for 20 minutes we had a look at the map again and realized that our destination is the opposite way...again. Not too far though we arrived back to the station and walked straight for a ...
... comes into my head and I dismissed it immediately.
From the map, the whole area looks huge. I decide to skip the tour inside the castle. My knowledge of Japanese history is limited to the novel "shogun" a novel with some actual inspired events. anyway, I wanted to sit the canal cruise so , we had about two hours to walk the grounds.
The white castle is imposing with the green gardens and moat surrounding it. But the sky was not the brilliant blue. I am ...
... all taxi drivers, is dressed in a suit and tie,
and the cab is spotless. As we left the
station, every uniformed security guard we passed either bowed to us, or gave a
salute. It took about 15 minutes through
traffic to get to the hotel which is on a side street, more like an alley. Somehow their reservation for us didn’t agree
with what we’d paid for. They had us
sharing a Japanese double bed. Victor
... and arrived safely in Osaka at 7:30am. That really isn't too bad for the price you're paying to get from A to B.
Once back in Osaka I directly went to look for my new Hostel called the Bonsai Guesthouse. From Osaka station easily reachable by taking the Osaka Loop line and make a stop at ...
... picture, need I say more.
Memorial Park: Kobe was the site of a major earth quake, which wrecked large parts of the city. The top picture shows a part rebuild in its honor along with preserved damage. The damage showed the power of earth quakes as it literally spilt concrete feet thick, but also that rebuilding is possible. It will serve as a role model for the long task left before Tohoku. The city has a very new feel with few ...