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... optimistic and hard-working. Victims are honoured, mourned and respected but the survivors are always moving on.
After we'd finished touring the institution, we headed back to Kobe to grab some dinner – and were lured in to a ramen place by a chef pulling cutesy faces at us whilst we looked at the menu outside – she reminded us of our friend Helen so we had to give in! Fortunately the ramen was very ...
... it-yourself beef restaurant we found on a random tiny street. What ensued was one of the greatest meals of all-time and, certainly, some of the most amazingly-flavorful-delicious bites of beef I have ever had. Oh man. Check out picture captions for more.
The following morning, April 2, we headed off to the second ancient capital (after Nara and before Edo, which is modern Tokyo) of Kyoto.
... we wandered past....for the sake of the image you have to understand that the old man stayed glued to the spot hands in the air, mouth open, eyes bugging out (and might I add not blinking nearly enough for the average human) & spinning around as we past so his pose and face never changed like a creepy little clown in the worlds weirdest side show alley!!! Our first post hotel stop was a bar called 39 where we warmed our gullets with umeshu (plum wine) and bad 90's ...
... in the car and off we went. As locals, they knew
where everything was, and were even willing to go through the process
of getting a day pass for the base. Tom was very pleased, it was
perfect. We then took them to a local restaurant for lunch and made
a donation to the work of their church. A hoped for adventure that
was almost lost turned into a wonderful adventure and the
opportunity to meet very nice people.
... to the Isetan dept store on top of the Kyoto train station, just across the street from our hotel.
It's the first dept store wander we've done during our trip so it's a little exciting. Equivalent to a David Jones, 10 floors of very cute items and tonnes of gorgeous clothes that; if we had starved ourselves; had every cell of fat sucked out of us before we came over and used every other weight loss gimmick ...