Travel Blogs from Kobe
... we sailed on for a short stop at Saipan, which was one of
the prettiest little islands so far. We did a bus trip, so far the
only “bus” trip we have done with the ship. Some of our fellow
cruisers are very bossie and rude to the local people, one of our
fellow travelers suggested that maybe they should have stayed home.
As we sailed toward Kobe, we knew that the typhoon that was south of
us had taken a turn to the north west and was ...
... where I could at least understand what kind of food was served. In particular, this restaurant served the kind of food that I wanted to try in Osaka...Osaka style okonomiyaki (pancake - completely different from Hiroshima style okonomiyaki) and Takoyaki (octopus balls). The okonomiyaki was really tasty but it takes ages to cook, which isn't great if you're really hungry and have to wait 30 mins for your dinner. The Takoyaki on the other hand, I ...
... where we'd been before so we knew what was going on there. We ate and talked about last two weeks here in Japan. After we paid we realised that we had only 343 yens left (not even £3), luckily we had our rail passes so we safely returned to our hotel room in Osaka where we packed our luggage and went to bed.
Alarm set up for 6am. At 7am breakfast in hotel restaurant and at 7.48am airport express from Osaka station.
First day in Kobe was a hectic one from the beginning. We had to check out from the hotel first thing in the morning (because we booked a cheaper place for the rest of the stay in Kobe) and then run to the conference venue. Our first hotel provided a free breakfast, so we took a full advantage of that, stuffing ourselves with omelet, cutlets, sausages, miso soup ...
... ringing their bicycle bells as they weave through the crowds – coupled with the bright flashing lights and neon signs, it really is a place that engulfs the senses! We wandered around, browsing in the shops and trying to decipher some of the signs for things for about two hours. The heat began to get stifling, so we walked (on the shaded side of the street) back to the hostel. To save money, we decided to eat in again, and our trip to the supermarket resulted in us buying ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking