Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... off to place my order. I looked around and saw I was the only non-Japanese in the place.
The meal @ 1050 Yen came promptly. It looked even better than the window display: a shrimp, a scallop and 2 small pieces of chicken (all tempura-style), miso soup, shredded cabbage, some sauces, a small steamed vegetable dish and a relish of some kind.
The woman had somehow figured out I was a Westerner, so she had served me ice water instead of the hot water she ...
... It was a very interesting and highly recommended.
My day of sightseeing done, I headed back to hostel for a quick rest before heading out for dinner in the centre of Osaka. My destination...Dotombori Street. An area which, if you want to eat good Osaka food, is the place to go.
I hopped on the subway to Umeda station and then on to Namba station. Namba station is a huge underground station and I got completely lost just trying to find ...
... and long
hours. But, as the woman rules the
house, the men hand over the paychecks and are typically given an allowance.
Conformity is the
rule here. People will never air their
grievances and opinions and will go to great lengths to avoid being
conspicuous. It is all about harmony,
and “blending in.” Outspokenness is
avoided and considered bad manners. The
Japanese seldom make eye contact. It's
been said that ...
... some of the countries we have been to with their interesting smells. The last place we visited was called “Sanjusangen-do,” meaning national treasure. The temple contained 1001 statues of the Buddhist deity. There were 1000 standing statues of Kannon and one gigantic seated statue in the middle. We weren’t allowed to take pictures here though because it is too sacred. After the last temple, I broke off from the SAS group and went off with some people and explored ...
... a while, and just as Helen was about to go and look for him, he turned up claiming that the vending machine had stolen his money, that he could see it, but couldn’t quite position it to a point where he could pull it out. Believing that this was just because John isn’t very good at these sorts of fiddly tasks, Helen went with him to prove that it is possible to get the money! Half an hour passed and after several attempts with tweezers, fingers, and everything else ...