Arima Grand Hotel

1304-1 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Kinki, 651-1401, Japan | Ryokan
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Day Twenty-One

A travel blog entry by delia.brimmer

... to ice cream but was very light and tart. Mike generously paid for my seventy-dollar lunch and we left to go explore the city.

We ended up walking to a sake brewery (in retrospect this was an awful idea because it was very far and we both have terrible knees) where we got to taste a bunch of different types of Sake and we also got to see the small factory where it was made. We took the train ...

Temples and Shrines

A travel blog entry by rconduns


... Temple at Nara is said to be the biggest wooden structure in the world,and is known for its huge image of Buddha. It is said that 10 people could dance on the staue's outstretched hands, and it certainly looks that way. There it sits in the centre of this big building flanked by two lesser buddhas and guarded at two corners of the building by statues of ugly looking guardians.
In the park surrounding the building can be found herds of deer which ...

The adventure continues

A travel blog entry by snichelson


... rocketman" store because of the robot-looking cutout in front of it. The store has everything from furniture to kokeshi dolls to expensive Japanese vases. There's even a life-sized statue of Marilyn Monroe in the famous white dress from The Seven Year Itch. After looking around there, we went to another resale store that buys used clothes, shoes, electronics, and furniture. It's similar to Plato's Closet. The only down side...the Japanese are a ...

Catching Up...Again...

A travel blog entry by jiyuu


... of stares today, but I didn't care. I loved what she did.
The place we visited in kimono was Nijo Castle, which is significant in that its floors were created to squeak a certain way in order to notify the castle's inhabitants of intruders. I adore that castle. It's small, but extremely intricate; even the ceiling was decorated heavily.

It was a long trek back to the kimono shop, so even though I wanted to wear my kimono for longer, the rain ...

Bye Bye Japan!

A travel blog entry by rob-danielle


... people per room and they were all sleeping on the floor, so we felt like we were living it up in our private cabin. So we were off to a great start, for now!

It was sad pulling away from the greatest country I have witnessed to date, yes it beats it all so far, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil. NZ………etc. It should be a must on everyone’s itinerary. The people, transport (even tho I now hate trains!!) culture, shopping, weather, scenery it has something ...

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