Arima Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kobe
We checked out of the unknown hotel early and got the JR train to our next Osaka hotel, quite an upgrade! Here we left our bags before getting the direct train to Kobe. Once at Kobe we had the friendly tourist info lady help us translate the camera damage report before walking uphill to Kitano. This area is home to the old foreign quarters and has been converted to a tourist attraction, with interesting European architecture and local tourists ticking off ...
... my internship at the medical school, which is very interesting and insight full.
Fireworks are huge events in Japan and take place all over the country during summer. In my first week I had the great chance to watch two of Japans greatest fireworks. In Japanese fireworks are called hanabi which translated means "fire flower" and this beautiful word really does justice to what I`ve witnessed. Thousands of people gather to watch this and many of them are ...
... bit dodgy but we went along with it. We followed him up to a block of apartments and he showed us in... It was a fully fledged 3-bedroom apartment which we had all to ourselves! Happy days! It felt like such a luxury to have so much space and an actual KITCHEN! Woohoo!
Anyway, after a shower (to wash off the fish smell) we both felt much better and we went out to explore the city.
First stop was to check out Osaka Castle. We had ...
... the restaurant from the night before as a small gesture of my appreciation.
Kyoto is a grid so nice and easy to get around I found my hostel no problem thanks to the perfect directions they supply down to the smallest detail and simply dumped my bag grabbed a map and hit the streets. The streets seemed quiet but it was Sunday so I don't know if that de a difference. I just walked up towards the imperial palace gardens abandoning my initial plan of going to Nijo castle after ...
... our flight to leave from Osaka, which is less than two hours from Hiroshima well before Tokyo. By the time we got it though, her office was closed an it was the weekend. We shot her an email back saying to book it. From there we headed to the train station, which was very busy, but not crazy, and luckily squeezed on a bullet train to Osaka. We had no idea if the travel agent would be able to definitely change the flight and after we ...
How has this ryokan rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking