Ikenobo Mangetsujo

865 Kitaku Arima-cho, Kobe, Hyogo, Kinki, 651-1401 , Japan | Ryokan

Travel Blogs from Kobe

Konichiwa Japan

A travel blog entry by welovemondays


... Family Mart et al convenience stores, they also put vending machines everywhere. Even in restaurants. And should you not be too familiar with Japanese cuisine, that's okay, they make replicas of everything so you can see what you will get and how much it will cost. Some of the plastic models are so realistic that it's hard to tell it apart.

So is it expensive? Well yes and no. Trains are ridiculously pricey, but we found ...

What Happened to Saturday?

A travel blog entry by wearywanderer

... turned out to be the most arduous part of the arrival process as, much to our surprise, there was only one member of staff taking care of the rather amusingly labelled "For Foreiger" queue. We got through just in time for both of our bags to emerge from the plane, and all that remained was a brief wait to hand in the customs form. After promising that we were not importing any drugs or questionable meat products, we ...

Then suddenly thousands of japanese walked by...

A travel blog entry by ea_q


... Castle in the rising heat, and i followed them, sitting at every bench i came by. It was a nice museum, but i was both tired and not in the mood.

After that we ventured to Umeda to see the sun set from the Sky Building, but on our way we kept meeting japanese people in fancy dress and yukata. Then the people started gathering and all of a sudden there were massive queus of people walking towards the sky building.
When we got to the ...

The adventure continues

A travel blog entry by snichelson


... is a small district in Kobe, a typical restaurant seats a maximum of eight people. We have seven in our group and it's hard to find a place that will fit us all. We had planned on splitting up (I wanted to try a curry restaurant) but ended up taking the train to Harborland -- my favorite place in Kobe. We ate at a restaurant called Ryo En where we cooked our own food on grills built into the table. We ordered shrimp, beef cheeks (disgusting when ...

"The nail that sticks out gets hammered down"

A travel blog entry by stephiesteph


It's amazing how fast our first month in Japan has gone by! We've both started teaching, but will be only subbing for the next month. We are still guaranteed all our hours, so sometimes we just get called for a "sub stay". In that case, we go to a school to hang out and help out where we can for the day. Most times we've been able to pick up classes from other teachers to give them a break and give us some experience! Otherwise ...


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