Blue blue skies at Kobe.
We first visited a Sake Brewery Museum!
Those "people" at the corner are also mannequins but they looked so real....
There was shopping and sake tasting at the end of the walk around the museum.
My uncle bought some snacks!
This is like our "wang wang" biscuits, except slightly saltier. We did see quite alot of these around Japan!
Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum
4-5-5 Sumiyoshiminami-machi, Higashinada-Ku, Kobe, Japan
(5 mins walk from Hanshin Sumiyoshi Station)
We also went to Harbourland, a very pretty waterfront shopping district marked by a ferris wheel.
Japan looks good from every angle.
Passed by this Crepe stall and we were so tempted to get one!
We decided to have shabu shabu hotpot for lunch at this restaurant in one of the malls.
We chose two types of soup and both were tasty! The udon is also very bouncy, just the way I like it! It's one of the better Japanese hotpot I've had!
Took a walk after our meal and the view is gorgeous!!
Love this photo!
1 Chome Higashikawasakicho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0044, Japan
We also went to Hyogo Prefectural Maiko Park, mainly for Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Japan.
Such calming scenery...
To a lift up to the bridge.
Some parts of the bridge had glass floorings so we could see the sea below.
The bridge was quite noisy and scary though! Everytime a car passes by, the bridge will have a very loud clanking sound, as though someone dropped a huge metal block.
View from the bridge. HOW BEAUTIFUL.
Back on ground!
Akashi-Kaikyo BridgeHigashimaikochō, Tarumi-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken 655-0047, Japan
Our hotel in Kobe - Hotel Pearl City~
Just a no-frills, simple hotel room.
Oh something about the hotels in Japan... I realize all the toilets are like containers detached from the room itself! Like they just buy cubes of ready-made toilets and attach them to the room by the door.... The walls and flooring and doors are almost similar, and always different from the other materials in the room. And I love the special toilet functions, especially the spray! No idea how it aim so well, at first I still don't dare to try but omg it's actually quite shiok one. Hahaha. And it's always awesome to have a warm seat especially in such cold weather!
Breakfast! The rest of the hotel guests used a tray to take all the items they want in a single setting, so we followed too! Haha actually like this good leh, much easier!
Light breakfast of eggs, bacon, fish, bread and butter.
Dad tried the onsen egg!
Hotel Pearl City
7-5-1 Nakamachi, Minato-jima, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0046, Japan