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... near as good as what we had today, which appeared to be prepared in a traditional style that highlighted the beef's unique and delicious characteristics. We were left in awe of this Divine Bovine, and the experience of dining at a Japanese steakhouse.
While Kobe is a neat city that is definitely nice to visit, it's worth coming here simply for the type of experience that we had at Ishida. Hell, it's worth coming all the way to Japan just to sample such fine ass ...
... not at the top of my list. It's a good thing mother nature forced me inside for a bit, though.
My first stop was the Handicraft Museum because I wanted to learn how kimonos were made. After searching for the elusive museum within a large building, I approached a table with women dressed in kimonos. It looked as if an exposition were going on, so I pointed to it and asked "museum"? "Sorry, business parters only" One woman said. Embarrassed, my face ...
... was awkward. But at least I got another 30 minutes beauty sleep. When we get off the train at Kyoto station the time is about 12:30. We walk to our hotel expecting to be able to check in and have shower and brush our teeth because we hadn't done that for around 30 hours. We stank. But because we couldn't check in early because they were still cleaning our rooms we had to leave our luggage and go and get some food and drinks and we got to have a look around Kyoto state ...
... the airport and retrieved our bags unharmed, then through another security check then we had to navigate our way to the JR Rail Centre. This is where we will exchange our rail slips for a rail pass booklet so all JR trains are free. A woman at the JR Rail Centre reserved seats for us on the Narita Express and the Train to Shin-Osaka. She told us to get off at Shinagawa and switch to the Hikari train #523 to Shin Osaka. It was an express train and only took an hour. ...
... sake in which I, of course, didn't participate, people headed to the restaurant. The food was great and I can't even count the number of courses we had! Later research showed that the dinner was a fine example of kaiseki, Japanese haute cuisine. Multiple small dishes, containing various beautifully garnished foods were brought to the tables by kimono-clad hostesses. Maran was so busy documenting ...