Travel Blogs from Kobe
... cable car closes at 5pm in
winter. Didn't matter though as the Shinkansen departs from Shin
Kobe, so we jumped on the next bullet train and jetted back to Kyoto.
We ate ramen all day – had Ramen at
the Kyoto station for breakfast/lunch and then again for dinner! The
first ramen was delicious, the second not so much.
The time has come the walrus said!
We left our apartment, and we leave Osaka tomorrow.
I've been slacking on this blog huh?
Did I tell you about Fushimi Inari - the gates? Did I tell you about dinner with Jack's student Seou? Or my girls night with some incredibly inspiring Japanese women? How about the Cos Play Parade? And the sumo tournament we saw? Did I mention how much prep I've ...
... fish market where I must have seen every fish known to man. The to the Government metropolitan building to see a view of Tokyo from the top of the tower. Sadly it was too hazy to see all the way to mount fuji however it was still a stunning view to see buildings as far as the eye can see. With the odd green space thrown in too. I would personally like to see more water but then thats not what Tokyo's about. From here I went to the animation museum and learnt some history of ...
... it is popular cheer-up by going ajisai (hydrangea) viewing. Takashi picked one of the top rated gardens for us to visit at Mimuroto-ji temple in Uji, Kyoto. It is famous for its flowers. We've read that 20,000 azaleas bloom from end of April to early May, and their 10,000 hydrangeas come out in June. We made our way along the edge of the gardens to the main temple. An interesting shrine sits on a perch ...
... and just found out, from her that all this bother I've seen is due to a massive earthquake in Tokyo. I also had several more messages from people, and phoned my folks in Africa to let them know I'm fine. Also with all the bother going on in this small country in the middle of one of the worlds biggest earthquakes, my damn ex has to get in touch (not only with me, but with a friend AND my parents) and cause a personal earthquake and tsunami which is not helpful!