Arima Onsen Hotel Kinzan
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... had been
stationed. By the time we reached Guam, he had given up on trying to
actually find the buildings he had lived and worked but some how we
always seem to just fall into circumstances that lead to adventures.
And this was the case for Tom's, revisit Guam adventures.
docked, it was once again raining but warm, we took the ship's
shuttle bus to the center and were going to do a good walk about and
visit the ...
... are the toilets: these are electronic masterpieces, they warm, they massage, they deodorise, they spray and they even sing.... Steve accidentally pushed the "bidet" button which it transpires is a double sprayer intended for women and got quite a shock, Tania found that someone had changed the pressure setting to maximum and likewise had quite a surprise....
Enough of the toilet humour, it was time to go to Kyoto.
... put this on there, and step into this here. I looked to my left to see Christine surrounded by ladies being fitted out in a lovely red kimono, with sash and obi and the full enchilada. A nearby mirror showed three ladies dressing me in the typical clothes of a Japanese gentleman. It was great fun.
Then everyone was snapping away while I for one was trying to take it all in. It is quite something to suddenly see the love of your life transformed into ...
... banquet which me and Maran could attend. The venue was pretty interesting: a place called Kobe Kachoen, a giant greenhouse filled with tropical plants, flowers and various birds. Unfortunately most birds were asleep so late in the evening, but we saw some slightly dazed owls of different sizes, ducks and even penguins! I approached the penguins corralled behind a low fence ...
... We tried calling the number on the poster. After regretfully uttering the phrases I know in Japanese, essentially enough to demonstrate that I did not understand anything that the voice on the other line was saying, he asked - in English, "Do you speak Japanese?" . I said I didn't and he responded, hysterically, with a phrase a lot of Japanese people inexplicably seem to know, in one quick breath "Ohmigod." I thanked him, said we'd figure it ...
- Room service
- Free parking