alone and quite, the best of relax combined
This is what Kobe attitude is! I am going to experience the Kobe beef dinner on the boat tonight. Have you also try?
Himeji Castle, also known as White Heron Castle (Shirasagijo) due to its elegant, white appearance, is widely considered as Japan's most spectacular castle for its imposing size and beauty and its well preserved, complex castle grounds. The castle is both a national treasure and a world heritage site. #wintergetaway
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Onokorojima Shrine is one of the most important Shinto shrines on the island of Awaji that are connected to the creation of the Japanese islands according to the ancient myths. Onokorojima Shrine is located in an area known for the myth of the gods creating this nation, according to the “Kojiki”, Japan’s oldest historical record. The shrine is easy to find as a massive, red torii shrine gate, easily the biggest on the island, towers over the surrounding countryside. The shrine is famous for providing good fortune in safe childbirth and matchmaking.
I loved the bird section and the smaller animals. It was great the way they were able to move around freely and unrestrained by cages. This provided a great learning opportunity for children and they all loved the petting area and the shows that the keepers arranged. A great place where you can meet and interact with animals. Special cuddling section included. Interesting programme during the day, and many species very well mixed together. Seems like people running the place really love animals, and that they are happy :)
This has to be one of the highlight in all my Japan travels so far. This was a memorable and beautiful place to be, after you hike up the mountains for about 1 hr, you will reach the ruins and this place offered a very scenic view of the surroundings mountains and area. If you visit during autumn seasons, you will be able to see beautiful foliages !!! You can also view the fantastic sea of clouds from the opposite side of the mountain, just be prepared to hike up the mountain again in early morning hours before sunrise (if the weather is good). You will be treated to an unforgettable view. Highly recommended to come to this place !!!
Beautiful little community. I came into Kinosaki by train from Osaka which was a long and uneventful ride. Maybe around 3 hours travel time.
The scenery on the trip over was gorgeous as the city centers dip and gave way to rural Japan. The train station is in the center of town and right next to it was one of the 7 onsens that overnight visitors are allowed to frequent with just a pass. And if you chose to explore around town before check in to your hotel, there is a small storefront with lockers across from the visitor center where you can store your belongings. Luggage drop off and delivery to your hotel is also available in the store right next to the locker storage if you prefer that.
The main shopping area was lined with souvenir shops, fish markets, and small restaurants. I think for first time visitors, something I wish I was told beforehand too, they should be aware that everything closes around 4pm-5pm. By 6pm, if you are one of the ones who opted out of eating in your ryokan and chose to venture out for dinner, just know that it is very hard to find a restaurant that would still be open at this time. If you have to try your luck with food, the grocery stores are still open until 9pm so you can pick up something quick from there after bathing.
The whole place is very atmospheric. And I think it is very much a place that anyone who likes to take pictures would enjoy.
The onsen houses are spread out in the area beyond the shops and along the waterway. And after dark, it is possibly the only thing you can really do in town since everything else is closed. If you are one of the ones who came for onsen hopping in the 7 bathhouses and worry about seeing them all.