Arima Grand Hotel
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Shuttle bus service
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
TripAdvisor Reviews Arima Grand Hotel Kobe
Travel Blogs from Kobe
... There was no pretense to the place, but the food was top notch. Despite the lack of shine to the surroundings, we were the only people in the restaurant not wearing suits. This seemed like a spot for salarymen and women to grab some Gyozas, chug beers and chain smoke before they went home to their respective families. When our gyozas came, I mixed myself a dipping sauce from the ingredients on the counter. There was a very dark brown, thick ...
... visit, I would definitely recommend the Taisha.
This temple is a real gem which I recommend you to visit.Take the tram to Sumiyoshitoriimae Station.
The experience will be really quaint for those who rarely have the opportunity to take trams. The temple itself is a large complex with many individual shrines.
Other than that it's really quiet. ...
... straight with our knees bent under us, for about 30 minutes! So painful! We sang Buddhist songs and listed to an "obosan", Buddhist monk, speak. The temple was beautiful! From there we went to our traditional Japanese ryokan hotel. In a ryokan room, there is tatami floors and at night you roll out a futon and sleep on the floor. My room was my travel group of 7 girls. Also, at a ryokan you use a large bath with everyone. I was really nervous at first, but ...
... is everything that one should expect from a Chinatown. Colourful and loud, this is a great place to eat your way into a food coma, which is obviously something I love to do. I recommend trying the giant dumplings (literally as big as your face) sold at street stalls all over the neighbourhood. My time in Kobe came to a dramatic climax on my last day; it just so happens that I came to visit as the same time as the annual summer firework display! ...
... that it is and clicking a few pictures, I then make my way back towards Osaka and David's place. It's about 4pm by the time I reach David and I've got a reserved seat to Hiroshima via the Shinkansen at 5.22pm from Shin Osaka. I make it quite easily, also picking up the famous Osaka Okononiyaki to try before the journey.
The Shinkansen tears through central Japan like an angry bear through its favourite cotton candy and I'm at Hiroshima by sundown. And that's over 300km in ...