Travel Blogs from Kobe
... br> event. After docking in Nagasaki, we did an on foot tour, saw the
Atomic Bomb sites and the Peace Park as well as many other nice
areas. The harbor is right in the city center and the trolly service
was great. Tom and I always do much better touring on our own, and
we really enjoy just getting a map and heading off to find things.
I am have
joined the choir we are a mixed group and are having a great time
singing every afternoon we are ...
... bread and cakes for the next 3 weeks and not break the bank.
Our first day trip was to Tsutenkaku Tower, this is an observation tower giving great views over the city, when it was originally built in 1912, it was the second highest structure in Asia standing at 64 meters tall, but when it was damaged in a fire in the 40’s it was dismantled to supple iron for the war. The local citizens lobbied for the beloved tower to be rebuilt in 1956. On the ...
... everyone is like I am. This gentleman in uniform took us to ticket vending machines and assisted us until we had our tickets in hand. He even showed us the way to my train. That was the first time we realized that Japanese are really the friendliest, warmest and most welcoming people we have ever met. We jumped into train, then changed train for subway and after one hour since we left airport we were at our studio apartment.
Official check-in time ...
... from west Japan before he returned to the east so he spent the first two days showing me Osaka which was a godsend as it was all a little confusing to start with and there aren't as many English signs as I would have liked so it was great to have someone who could speak Japanese and explain how everything worked, starting with the subway network. Its a fabulous system and as I travelled on it made it so easy to get around however at the start it was a little baffling as they have so ...
... families, and, of course, hordes or festively dressed kids wearing medals and holding flags, balloons and newly acquired toys :) Behind the large haiden (oratory), where a ceremony was being held, we found a smaller shrine dedicated to kami Inari Ōkami and protected by traditional Kitsune (fox) statues. There was also a small fragment of an ancient forest, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking