Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

by Hideo
The Luxury Cruise Ship Call at the Port of Kobe

On 21 September 2016, when I arrive at the port of Kobe, the luxury cruise ship "Celebrity MILLENNIUM"  is just about to enter the port about two hours late because of the influence of Typhoon No.16.  At the port a brass band played "Rokko-oroshi", the theme song of the popular Japanese baseball team Hanshin Tigers to welocome the ship.  When the ship just arrivesd at the port,  balloons are released into the sky to celebrate the arrival.

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Kobe Sightseeing

I picked up 4 guests from New York at 1PM and visited Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum to enjoy sake tasting. We watched 15-minute movie about how to make sake.  Then we went to "Weather Cock House", the symbol of Kitano Ijinkan (old foreigner's residential area.)
In the evening  they enjoyed walking in the main shopping street in kobe.  They told me that most shops were in New York.  It's beauriful!!  Ellen found writing Chinese characters at calligraphy corner on the street, she was excited that the staff had her name written "the prosper Love" in Chinese.

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

please refer to Kobe Golden Tour.

 

Osaka Sightseeing

Next day I took them to Osaka Castle, Shinsekai.  In Osaka Castle two women had a great time wearing war helmets and in Shinsekai playing pachinko, or vertical pinball game.  After they had sushi for lunch, visited the museum of Oriental Ceramics.
Thank you for joining my tour!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Pachinko , or vertical pinball game ↓

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Welcome "Celebrity MILLENNIUM" to Kobe!!

Please refer to Osaka Golden Tour.

Thank you for joining my tour!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


23 Sep 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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