Senri Hankyu Hotel
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... I so British?! The train back actually gets me back and I spend 10 minutes arguing with the cash machine in the post office, why does it actually have to say you have no money? In an actual voice? I can only hope people can't understand! As tempting as it is to go back to the hostel from hell I have promised myself I will attend a "traditional arts evening" in gion. I walk. It's about 4 k from the station, the directions as always are amazing " from gion station walk 5 minutes" ...
I got to try the proper local breakfast which is sticky mass of soya beans thanks to my host. It didn't smell as bad as I've heard and was actually quite nice though I didn't partake of a huge amount. I checked out the Southern half of the ...
... time, Yoshiko had plated the rest of our meal and served it in the living room, and we all headed in to eat the spoils of our not-so-hard work.
Let me tell you, if you ever have the opportunity to try real Kobe beef, DO NOT pass it up. The flavour and texture is absolutely divine. The meat is so well marbled it literally melts in your mouth. Taro tells us is of such high quality you could even eat it raw. A little sear was ...
... in ties, dresses and pure white velcro sneakers walked by and examined me. "Hello! How are you?" they cheerily inquired of me, the American girl on the floor in her cutoff shorts and black socks. I smiled big, nodded, and replied that I was just dandy.
After wishing it were socially acceptable to crawl through the building, I rested once again in the stinky wooden shoe room. One employee kindly asked me to move out of the way on the steps after an old man ...
... avoiding oblivious tourists. Ponto
cho was much better. It is really, really narrow (you can stick both
arms out and touch the walls on either side), quite long and full of
delicious looking restaurants. Unfortunately we had just had a very
unfulfilling meal at Mos Burger (we're convinced it used to be
delicious and the menu has changed...) and most of the restaurants
were shut as it was 4pm. We headed back to our hotel and raced off to
catch the Shinkansen to Hiroshima! ...