How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Hot tub
- Breakfast Available
TripAdvisor Reviews Hyoe Koyokaku Kobe
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... There was no pretense to the place, but the food was top notch. Despite the lack of shine to the surroundings, we were the only people in the restaurant not wearing suits. This seemed like a spot for salarymen and women to grab some Gyozas, chug beers and chain smoke before they went home to their respective families. When our gyozas came, I mixed myself a dipping sauce from the ingredients on the counter. There was a very dark brown, thick ...
... a word of it anyway.
Veronica and Charlotte went for a walk to the Starbucks to get coffees, while I stayed behind in the room with Angela and Isabelle. At around midday we were ready to go. We knew there was a massive series of shopping malls surrounding Osaka station, and since it was close, we headed there.
What we didn't bank on was the shopping areas being too massive. Also, it appeared that every person in Japan thought that it would be ...
... skewers of breadcrumbed meat and seafood, with vegetables and dipping sauces. Not bad.
John is keen to see Shin-Umeda city, a building located about a kilometre from the station. This building is shaped like an inverted U. The bridge part across the top has a round hole in it. We take the lift up 173 metres and then we take an escalator across the gap between the two main tower elements and end up in the top part of the upside down U, hope ...
... god it's over an hours commute", which is ideal for someone as lazy as me. Of course this reduced size does mean that Kobe doesn't need as much time as the other big cities, and the 1995 earthquake that razed most of the city to the ground means that there isn't much to do in terms of temples and palaces. But that's not what Kobe is about. The city was long one of the most important ports in Japan, notably during the end of the Edo period when ...
... different you get on the back door and take a numbered ticket. When you get off you pay the driver the amount for that number. So you don't need to know where you are going to get off.
with the Shinkansen we go to a ticket office to book seats which doesn't cost any extra and they tell us when the next trains are and what plat form etc. the Shinkansen between Kyoto and Tokyo run avery 5 or 10 mins. Stuart read that in ...