Maiko Villa Kobe
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Another day in Kobe, hurrah! But after the long visit to Kyota yesterday, a relaxed day was called for. The ship doesn't have internet connection in Japan, the authorities won't permit it so the discovery of free WiFi in the Kobe port terminal was greeted joyfully by guests and crew alike. A steady march ashore with phones and tablets ensued. We took the ship's shuttle bus a short distance to the centre of Kobe. What a delightful ...
Osaka made my head spin, literally.
We stayed in the slums of the city (not really but you get it) so we had this idea of Osaka not being that great. On our last day in the area we decided to explore the different parts of the city and we were in for a good surprise at the end of the day.
First the castle, which was nice but we had to walk under the rain which spoilt a little bit our visit. Then we went to the port area which was very nice. It is home to ...
... on a hot plate with a dish of tasty crab salad while the rest all enjoyed the fresh fishes. After that we walked further to China town, the ambiance with those red lanterns hanging outside along the china street at the night time colored your night mood eventhough the street wasn't too busy. There were many food stalls opens like Dim Sum, some meat ball stick, deep fried flour ball with sesami, gyoza, sea food dishes and so on. We walked further to the Kobe Port ...
... double rooms so both rooms just had the one bed, as you can imagine Marc & Sean weren't over joyed about that idea. Got showered and threw on some extra layers took a group shot and headed out. We went to Bar Soirée first as it was closest to see our mate who owns it Kosuke. He had the night off and we had a bottle of Fireball for him so we just had a quick drink and agreed to visit him again tomorrow. Was a good ...
... a slow stroll down taking in the sights, sounds and smells as we went.
When we got the we decided to do the Aquarium first and then the boat ride as we would then hopefully miss the hottest part of the day.
After getting the wrong ticket (doh) and then having to exchange them we made our way into the Aquarium. This is a fairly excellent Aquarium with really big tanks for the fish, mammals, crusteceans they have.
One of the first areas ...