Arima Grand Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Arima Grand Hotel Kobe
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... one of the few places where foreigners were permitted to live and trade. As a result the city feels less Japanese than other parts of the country, but the contrast between the local culture and the rows of trim 19th century European houses is an interesting one. Just like Yokahoma, Kobe's international history has landed it with a pretty neat Chinatown. Nanking (南京), as it is locally known, presumably named after the old capital of ...
... We were in a shopping arcade which lead seamlessly into the next and so on. It's a shopping haven and a maze of colorful arcades with a staggering amount of restaurants, smoky pachinko parlors (gaming halls), strip clubs and who knows what else. The crowd of people was maddening and the choice of food simply overwhelming. All around were signboards, oversized advertisements and young hostesses (mainly dressed up ...
... and modern plumbing.
The inside is actually a multi-floor museum depicting the history of the
original family and the Osaka area. There were
original paintings and manuscripts depicting the bloodbath battles and wars
among the ancients. While I pondered the
senselessness of war, Victor was eating deep fried squid on a stick. I did in fact chew my first and last piece of
the rubbery treat.
While leaving the
castle grounds, ...
... leading into the castle walls. It is a really beautiful area and the castle is stunning. We decided to pay the entrance fee and go into the castle (we got some money off as we are tourists) however the inside was somewhat of a disappointment. Osaka Castle is a reconstruction of the original, and from the outside it is very impressive, however inside no attempts have been made to restore its former interior, and feels very unauthentic. There are quite a few floors, and each floor ...
... etc!!!) mine is currently 18.4 kilos and Bills is 18.9!!!
We had a shower, made sure everything was out for the housesitter, spent some time with the pups and then at 5am we were just about to get in the hire car to drive to Coolangatta airport and Bill turns on his mobile phone and it made a beeping noise and Bill said very casually “its a message from Jetstar” my heart bypassed my stomach and sank straight to the floor, I could almost see ...