Travel Blogs from Kobe
Woke up at 5 AM to be at Tokyo station to catch the first bullet train of the day. Our hotel really was 5 minutes from the train station which we walked 2 hours to the day before haha! We then got on the train at 6AM and got from Tokyo to Kyoto in 2 ½ hours!! The train goes about 300 mph! It was crazy, but I slept almost the entire ride. Once we got to Kyoto we met up ...
... kind of sexy waitress!?!) trying to promote their game shop. We went with the flow walking along kilometers (!) of shopping arcades but every now and then had to step out into a more quiet side street to catch our breath.
On our last evening in Japan we enjoyed a great dinner with super tasty sashimi, sushi, grilled squid, meat skewers and some very yummy, fried veggie-sticks. A couple of beers, umeshu and ...
... to chuckle as I heard 'The Long and Winding Road’ sitting in Japan eating fried rice. The Japanese music is either American oldies
or Disney tunes. I’ve head nothing
uniquely Japanese since arrival.
Japan is known as the "Land of the Rising Sun." The
skies finally cleared and I saw that sun for the first time since arrival 3
days ago. It got very warm very quickly,
as we made the trip to the city ...
... bus, and that bus driver took off like a rally driver on a special stage. Weaving in and out of traffic, bikes and people, he was doing an admirable job of making up time, and not killing anyone. Our progress swiftly halted however when we hit the region of town set aside for Luminarie. Even though it was over and hour and a half before the lights were due to be switched it, it was bedlam. People absolutely everywhere. Countless police with red ...
... by it the first time, we eventually found it. We checked in and dropped off our heavier bags so we could go explore until the official check in time.
Using our very handy subway passes, we first went to Osaka castle. This castle looks very cool towering out of the waters of its moat on giant boulders that form its base walls. Its gold trimmings and tigers glimmer in the sun next to its green roof. We went inside up to the top ...
- Free parking