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TripAdvisor Reviews Kosenkaku Kobe
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... cross our path
to Kobe, Japan; the Amsterdam is a very solid ship, it's not small,
and it is very stable but this was going to be a category 3 typhoon
so “Captain Fred” put us into high gear and we headed for Japan
at about 25 knots. That is water skiing speed and we were really
moving, everything was tied down and we were kept updated on the
weather even if all we could see was rain.
was to speed ...
... I tried their sweet sake, which was amazing!
The return was a bit painful. We walked until the station, took the train and I messed up in Osaka. We took a line that skipped our stop and had to wait 15 minutes in the cold for a packed local train to take us back to a transfer station so that we could take the Osaka Loop Line back to the hotel.
I am aware that these entries are very descriptive and not too 'History-Packed', we'll try to fix that in later entries.
... hills along the Philosophers Path which is a beautiful path alongside a canal with little cafes and craft shops dotted along it. It was lined with Cherry Blossom trees and must be beautiful in the spring.
We stopped at a couple of temples and shrines which were set in the hills and had very few tourists at them - very atmospheric. The Philosophers Path ends at the Eikando and Nanzenji Temples - a little ...
... the Western outskirts of Kyoto. The journey there took only 20 minutes and wound its way through the city and out into the much quieter suburbs. When we exited the station we headed over to Tenryu-ji, but instead of visiting the temple itself we decided instead to visit the famous bamboo forest that lies behind it.
En route to find the masses of bamboo we found parts of the Tenryu-ji gardens were open for the general public and took a ...
... me) and with unidentified sea creatures (Maran) :)
After the breakfast we checked out of the hotel, left the bags at the reception and went to conference venue. I attended the first tutorial (by a guy from Microsoft) while Maran was hanging out at a Starbucks.
After that we had to move our stuff from the first hotel to the second place. On the way back to ...