Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

by Hideo

The luxury cruise ship "Celebrity MILLENNIUM"

arrived at the port of Kobe on October 18th  in three weeks.  Last time the ship arrived a little late behind schedule by the influence of the typhoon but this time just arrived on time.  At the same time of the arrival, people welcomed the ship with much fanfare and a lot of ballons.  Two guests from Israel found my board written their names and waved their hands to me, so I could soon meet guests and two-day kyoto tour started.

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

Autumn Leaves Coming Soon

We used Shinkansen Bullet Train to Kyoto (Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, and Ryoanji Temple).   Next day we visited Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Tenryuji Temple.
We've just  felt that beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves were gradually approaching.

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise shipTwo-day Kyoto tour from cruise shipTwo-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

Two-day Kyoto tour from cruise shipTwo-day Kyoto tour from cruise ship

Please refer to Kyoto Golden Route.


22 Oct 2016


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Hello, I'm HIDEo YOSHIda. Please call me HIDEYOSHI, the same name as the famous shogun who built the Osaka Castle in 1585.

I was born in Kobe and worked in Osaka for nearly 40 years. I would like to introduce the Kansai region to you ,including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, and Wakayama.

Kobe is one of the two largest ports in Japan, along with Yokohama. After the opening of the Port of Kobe in 1868, foreigners built their residences on the hillside of the Kitano-cho area, overlooking the ocean. Many of the foreign residences are now open to the public as museums, including the Weathercock House, with it's symbol weathercock on the triangle-shaped roof.
In Meriken Park, the red Port Tower (the city's landmark), creates a beautiful contrast against the white Kobe Marine Museum. The museum's design was inspired by the waves and sailing ships.

When you have a chance to visit Osaka, please join my tour. I'm sure you'll enjoy the interesting and historical, scenic spots. For example, Shin-Sekai is a downtown area with a strange mix of nostalgic atmosphere and contemporary energy. You can try local foods (kushikatsu, sushi, tempura) at a reasonable price. Billiken (a famous statue of the spirit of luck) will be waiting for you!!. Dotombori is a popular street with a lot of flashy signboards. Osaka is widely known as a "Kuidaore-no-machi", or literally "drinking and eating luxuriously to death." Osaka Castle was built by Toyotomi HIDEYOSHI in 1585. Oh, it's my residence, isn't it !

These days "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" area in USJ, or Universal Studios Japan, is also attracting more and more people.

I'll be looking forward to seeing you !! read more


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