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Kobe day trip

Home of Kobe beef

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Today we are doing a day trip to Kobe. Kobe is only a 30 minute train ride from Osaka. Kobe is a major port for Japan and also home of the famous Kobe beef. Train ride was quick and before we knew it we are in Kobe and it is freezing. We took the ropeway (cable car) up the mountain which overlooks Kobe. It was an awesome view of the city. Inside the carriages they had blankets which you needed. Got to the top and just as we got there it started snowing lightly and it was freezing. There are also a lot og gardens up here, however, being winter they are mot at their best. The views of Kobe were great, however, it was very cold and we felt we needed to be back down.
As we got lower it started to rain. Freezing cold weather and rain do not mix well. As it was lunchtime we had planned to find a restaurant that served the real Kobe beef. All over Japan are restaurants claiming to serve the real stuff. I had read up on the best restaurants and lunchtime was the best time to get a taste of the real stuff at half the price. We found a place straight away and we went up three floors to a small restaurant with a large cooking hot plate in the middle with space for about 10 customers. We were the only people there. We were greeted and got a drink then the chef went through the menu and the different cuts of beef. We made our choice and it began. Jen and I were then treated to a culinary delight. Without going to into every detail we got to eat some of the most amazing beef we have ever had as well as an assortment of sides. With our own chef cooking in front of us. One of the best experiences we have had on this trip. Left there feeling very content.
The rain had set in so we decided to head back to Osaka. It was raining in Osaka so went back to the hotel got warmed up and headed out to find a bar for some beverages. The rain was still going. Headed out for drink then went looking for some food. To wet so we grabbed a street snack and headed home. Heading to Himeji tomorrow.

Posted by andrewjenny 02:11 Archived in Japan Tagged japan car cable kobe beef

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