Travel Blogs from Kobe
... dancing on the top deck to a band that the Japanese had playing at the terminal as we sailed away…. It was such a powerful feeling. We are leaving Japan…our first port…which I had been waiting to get to for months now! It was over and I felt actually really sad leaving, I don’t know why…its hard to explain. Onward to China! Japan…it's been real.
... these moments everyone cheers and claps. And of course the hanabi is closed with a spectacular finish for about 5 minutes. Seriously this is one of the most breathtaking things I have ever seen in my life and I know I am "only" talking about fireworks.
On Friday two ISAO students took me and the two other exchange students to the aquarium. The two other guys are from France and Egypt. We arrived at Osaka bay and walked to the aquarium. In this time I almost ...
... Kintsune Saionji in the1220's. Around 1394, Yoshimitsu, the 3rd Shogun of Ashikaga began to cultivate the structures and harmonious gardens of Kitaymaden as he lived his peaceful life. The grounds have since been preserved as a Zen temple, and in 1994 the temple was inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage site. The ascetic beauty is drawn from the complex and simple interchange of elements, water, light, flora, climate, and stone, each piece of ...
... wasn't due for another 15 minutes. We decided to wait, but many in the line didn't, wandering off, hailing taxi's etc. 15 minutes came and went, and the little man again told us it was delayed. We figured that out for ourselves. Foreign, but not completely stupid. A short time later he came back out, much more excited than when we saw him last. Another bus driver had just turned up, so they were unleashing the "spare bus".
We piled onto ...
So now we can say that we officially survived an earthquake. luckily it was more exciting the morning after than the nigh of the actual event as we lay snuggly in bed and I thought it strange that there was a train so close to the hotel as I had not seen a track...the blinds were shaking and there was a slow grumbling sound, it quickly passed and dreamland called. The following day we learned of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake which had hit Kyoto. Well it is after all ...
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking