TripAdvisor Reviews Takayamaso Hanano Kobe
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... train station, and curtains that didn't quite fit – but right in the heart of Kobe so very convenient for exploring (thank goodness for earplugs and eyemasks!)
Hakutsuru Sake Museum
Our bags dropped off, we hopped back on the train to head to East Kobe – an area that has many sake breweries – to see the Hakutsuru Sake Museum and find out how sake is made.
... took the girls down to level 2 to check out the "kids room" at the hotel. Underwhelming my all accounts, they were back after an hour or so, and we got ready to go out for dinner.
While getting ready for dinner, I noticed out the window that the Universal Studios illumination parade had started, as it snaked its way from the storage sheds towards the park.
When we later inquired at hotel reception what time this ...
... 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.
... we got a better taste of the quirky Japanese metropolitan culture that I had heard so much about. It was funny because when I had previously thought of Tokyo, before I actually visited it, I thought of the crazy fashion sense, girls dressed up like dolls or anime characters, and bright neon signs everywhere. Tokyo felt more like a sterile, sober version of what I was expecting. Osaka was where my expectations were met. In Dotombori there were the flashing neon signs and ...
... is not the only thing that I have got 'wrong'. One should never cross a street which has a red man showing opposite..... no matter how long you have been waiting whilst there is no traffic in sight, nor if the street is only three paces across again with no traffic capable of getting to you unless they broke the sound barrier. You should stand on your allocated spot at the station ... you have a ticket for coach 6 ... there is a place marked on the ground where coach 6 people ...