Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited

Totally unplanned but ended up re-visiting Kobe (for myself that is, sis has not been to Kobe before) for a day trip on Day 7 of our trip. It was a last minute tweak to our itinerary as we had originally planned to visit Ise (from Nagoya) - only to abandon it due to the longer … Continue reading Japan 2015: Kobe Re-Visited

Japan 2013: Day 6 Next Up – Kyoto! Part 1

DAY 6: TUESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2013 The plan for the day was to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel restaurant (Santa Monica's Wind) before checking out and to board the 820am shuttle bus back to Sannomiya. Then to Shin-Kobe to catch the Shinkansen to Kyoto. Kobe Meriken Park Oriental is probably the kind of … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 6 Next Up – Kyoto! Part 1

Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 6

DAY 5 (CON'T) Back out again! Learnt my lesson and this time round, changed to the premium light down jacket for better cover against the strong winds (since Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel is located right at the waterfront). From the pictures, Kobe Tower actually looked far from the hotel, but suprisingly, there was a … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 6

Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 5

DAY 5 (CON'T) Already on Part 5 as Parts 1-4 were very photo heavy entries. Got back to Sannomiya Station (1 stop from Shin Kobe) at around 515pm. Walked around the station area a bit and decided to indulge in some photography around the station area. Managed to get some shots of the rapidly darkening … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 5

Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 4

DAY 5 (CON'T) Downhill and to the Glasshouse next. The Glasshouse is the 'shiny roof' which you may have seen in my earlier pictures taken whilst on the ropeway up, and from the View Plaza right at the top. Inside the Glasshouse - to a 'fragrant' welcome from the flowers and fruits grown inside this … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 4

Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 3

DAY 5 (CON'T) Reached the end of the ropeway - which is basically the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden. Introduction from FeelKOBE website & the official website: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens are Japan’s largest herb gardens with about 75,000 herbs and flowers of about 200 kinds blooming throughout the year. There are 14 garden areas where … Continue reading Japan 2013: Day 5 Leaving Osaka & Onto Kobe Part 3

Food Mission: Steakland Kobe

Steakland Kobe was another restaurant that I decided to try out on Day 5 of my Nov 2013 Japan Holiday Trip. After all, when in Kobe, the one must-do is to eat Kobe Beef! Kobe Beef has always been known to be juicy, tender and well-marbled, and with this irrestible 'melt-in-the-mouth' taste. Furthermore it is … Continue reading Food Mission: Steakland Kobe