Maiko Villa Kobe
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... We protested to the attendant who told us we are guaranteed a seat not luggage space, and said she’s find a space for Carol’s. (She did, above seat 5, so her bag traveled First Class.) The man, part of an aggressive pair on many of our excursions (the woman was always rushing to the front for her photos, so we had to wait until got out of the way) calmly took his seat in row 21.
The flight was not bad. The only problem was a man in row 19 ...
... Well, I'm obviously not as talented as the Turks who can make tulips and roses.
The second step was to learn how to draw the different types of lines that you are going to use to write your kanjis. There is the straight line, the complex line, the fast line and even the ''frightened line''! how you'll press the brush and how fast you'll make the line are very important components.
The third step was to get into it and try to draw our first kanjis! For sure we were ...
... to a stop at the end
of the line and we sat there for about 15 minutes when Victor woke up, asking
where we were. He did some quick
calculations and decided we’d missed our transfer about 6 stops ago. The train cooperated by heading back from
whence we’d come. We eventually got to Nara.
Nara has a history dating back to the 700s, so I
was shocked to see a modern city with office buildings, traffic, convenience
... leaving our bags in the lobby all day, then a check-in to the double room this afternoon. Annoying, but only a minor inconvenience.
After a fairly dull (and late) breakfast we left the hotel at around 10am to do some exploring of Kobe. First port of call was the train station, but not to catch a train, but rather to buy bus passes. Kobe, like Kyoto is very well covered by an efficient and cheap bus route which loops the city. At least ...
... collectable cards/AKB48 photographs, and obnoxious J-pop. Once John had seen enough, we walked back to Dotonburi for dinner where we ate our first genuine bowl of ramen in a proper ramen shop! It was delicious (as is all food here, except soba!), and you get such huge quantities. It’s very accepted to slurp your noodles as you eat, which John loves, however Helen is slightly disgusted at the sound it makes. After we ate we ended up getting lost by wandering around all of ...