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Travel Blogs from Kobe
... train to get there and to find out that Iced Coffee is plain black coffee on ice. Two tiny creamer-style containers come with it. The one marked 'coffee fresh' and called 'fresh' by the waitress turned out to be milk and the other one marked 'sweet' is sugar sirup. Not quite what I expected, but since the coffee is of a good quality, I did enjoy it.
The fort is impressive and some yucky guy too, who wants a picture with me ...
... and each floor had museum artefacts and interesting models of the Summer War and Winter Wars showing the clans etc. There were many Samurai warrior uniforms to be viewed. (No photos allowed). They even have a souvenir shop on the ground floor which is unusual because at present these sites don’t cater for tourists wishing to buy keepsakes.
We walked through the Castle gardens which also had a commanding view over Osaka. They take a lot ...
Today we made the most of our JR rail passes (unlimited train train travel throughout japan). Last night we stayed up the latest ever....11pm ! (jet lag almost beaten) we talked to loads of lovely people from Japan including an 8 year old girl who is fluent in English and very sweet.
Still managed to get up early, had few croissants and headed to Osaka, Japans second ...
... The Japanese young adults define beauty as being western, so they try to look like the people they see in movies as much as possible. They think dark skin is hideous and therefore wear these sock things on their arms as means to deter sunlight. Additionally, they carry around an umbrella to protect them from getting tanner. It is a bit ridiculous in my opinion to see a woman burning up in 100+ degree weather just so she can protect her pale ...
... not coming sooner so we could have fitted in another visit.
Afterwards we strolled around the shopping area and picked up a few last souvenirs. Then back to Osaka and Dave's apartment.
We did the packing when we got in. Dave was home and doing some work. First of all I thought I was getting sea legs from so much standing on the trains, but Dave said 'there's another earthquake aftershock' and sure enough the cord ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking