Maiko Villa Kobe
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... early to check out the Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution.
This was a two-building complex dedicated to research and informing the public about how to cope with major disasters, and included exhibitions and educational videos about the great earthquake that nearly levelled Kobe in 1995, and the more recent one in Fukushima in 2011 that caused huge destruction with the tsunami that followed it.
... thought I'd probably leave there disappointed, and there's a chance I'd also leave hungry.
I was right.
When we entered, we were greeted by the hipster Japanese maitre d', with his oversized black rim glasses, silly little bowler hat, and attitude like he was too cool to look interested in serving us. It took me a few seconds to be sick of him, and I couldn't even understand what he was saying.
Next, he handed us over ...
... about 2000 pictures after China since we won't be able to use facebook there aha. For dinner we went to Slices which is the Canadian bar we found the first time we were here in Osaka and it was great! And now as we sit in our room reflecting on our Journey we are sad to be saying Goodbye to Japan but are very excited to see what life throws our way.
Cheers to the good times folks and we'll see you when we get to China!
Love tal xo
We made it to Japan. It's one of those places about which we had no idea what to expect, and couldn't quite believe we were there. As soon as we got off the plane though, the super-slickness kicked in. We'd bought a Japan Rail pass in HK, which meant we could get straight onto a train into town. No ordinary train though, this was the cleanest, shiniest train we'd ever seen, and a taste of things to come. Of course, it left exactly on ...
... Osaka today. I took the bullet train to Osaka. Unfortunately got off on the wrong station, got off at Shin-Osaka. I had to buy a day pass for the subway to go to Osaka Castle. I took the train to Osaka station and then transferred to the subway to the Mujanki line to go to the Osaka Castle. I arrived and took some great pictures from outside and went to the 8th floor. It was amazing to see the view of Osaka from above. I ...