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Another Day, Another Shinkansen

So today we caught the Shinkansen a whole half hour down the road to Kobe, a Harbourside city. The buildings look like they butt up against the mountains. Really a quiet day, feeling a little tired there’s nothing quite like been woken up by a Japanese ambulance in the middle of the night, they seem to not only have a siren but some megaphone setup that shouts Japanese as it drives down your street.

After a massive buffet lunch, a mix of Japanese & western food (I really should learn to stop, I won’t be needing any dinner tonight) we walked it off by exploring round the harbour. It’s a nice little stroll & refreshing after the humidity & heat we’ve had.

And look who we met strolling round....Elvis!! In 2009 he was one of only three Elvis statues in the world or something

We took the chance & went up the Kobe Tower it’s a bit dated but the view was still good & even better it wasn’t crowded.

The photo is for Koby, I won’t tell you how many dodgy selfies I have of me & the word Kobe until we stumbled across this Be Kobe sign.

Travel tired and heading back to our hotel which we walked practically straight past but we say it’s so we could get another stamp at the Minatogawa-Jinja Shrine.

Think it’ll be an early night for me but the disappointing fact there’s no tv in the bath but at least the bath is almost full size.

Posted by ChristieA 02:11 Archived in Japan Tagged tower harbour japan asia shrine kobe

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Kobs loves the Kobe selfie! He said it’s just like his name except it has no y! Xo

by Suzie

As soon as I read the title, I hoped you had a photo for Koby! It's a good one.

by kath

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