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TripAdvisor Reviews Taketoritei Maruyama Kobe
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... we wandered back onto the train to head back to Kobe, and explore the area behind Shin-Kobe station (the Shinkasen station).
Kobe is quite a modern, bustling city, so it's quite hard to believe that so close to the Shinkasen line is a beautiful mountainside area with a waterfall.
The waterfall is dammed downstream, as it's used for the city's water supply, and they're quite proud of how clean ...
... of magnitude faster. The downside of the subway is that the areas of travel are limited, and to get between areas might require changing of lines, which means separate fares.
Still, to get to Kinkaku-ji from our apartment the bus was the easiest option, so we settled in for the crowded, hot, stop-start 50 minute dawdle across the city. At least we had seats, so it wasn't as unpleasant as it could have been.
Once off the ...
... 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 ...
... say that it was one of the weirdest experiences of my life; we each got our photo taken (with accompanying animal ears) with a maid of our choice.
Golden Gai, in Shinbuku consists of two narrow streets which hold something like 250 bars, but really, really small bars - the four of us would commonly fill the entire area. We spent two nights here, drinking hot sake with anybody who would care to drink with us. Particular highlights were Tommy's bar, ...
... had a good experience, I asked how his bath was and tried to compare experiences. It turns out the two rooms were pretty different. The men's bath was on the opposite side of the room so they could see sunset but not sunrise. Kellen claims his side didn't have jets or a waterfall but I'm still not sure if he didn't care about those things or if he was making that up-- honestly I was too relaxed to care. We had our breakfast buffet with tons of delicious and headed out.