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... days later and they are celebrating New year Shinto style with lots of Sake and family feasting. She indicated that the younger generations have moved away from religion, however at significant times of the year, they will return to the shrine or the temple. At the top of the mountain we have a spectacular view of the city of Kobe and surrounds. Once again though all of the signage and information is only In Japanese so we are flying blind as to what we ...
... this signature red gates well from the scene in the movie "Memoirs of Geisha" years ago. From the top, you can enjoy the view of the city.
After an hour and a half spent here, we had lunch at a local restaurant near the shrine's entrance. Easy menu, we had omelet rolls, rice bowls with choices of topping with chicken & egg, prawn & veggie tempura, and grilled eel.
Along the way back to the train station, there were ...
... started moving, albeit quite quickly and we were through immigration by 7.20 am. Finger prints and picture taken, bags inspected so back up to breakfast for the second course!
Our trip to Kyoto was due to go out at 8.30 am and we duly went to register, only to find another queue of at least 100 people if not more! Altogether there were 1,400 Aurora residents due out on a trip.
We set ...
... horrible headache that started about an hour before. We left the food court and into the mall where it was much cooler. Bryce finally found a waterproof digital watch that he liked so now we both have watches. Yay!
Bryce entered a sega store that seemed to go on and on forever. It was a deep store full of mini games, video games and a child's go kart track. It was crazy. Then we wandered up to the top floor where we found an english pub so we went in ...
... There was not a sea of humanity like we’d
seen in Osaka and Kyoto. This
seemed like a small town having just 1.5 million residents. There was traffic, but not much. People walked the wide sidewalks, but it was
not even close to being crowded. The
pace was slower and calmer. Flowers were
in bloom and the streets were spotless.
Compared to those other mega-cities, Kobe was a retirement community. And of ...