Now that classes are back in session, it is becoming harder and harder to post consistently. Let alone have the time to travel around like I did during winter break ^^;. Continuing on from the Chinese New Year in Kobe post, I find myself back once again in Kobe Harborland. This time with me being the tour guide and leading a few of my friends who have never been to Kobe before. Let’s see what’s new…
While on our way to Harborland from Chinatown, we eventually bumped into a couple of shopping streets with many things retro and local. Such as the vintage anime toy shop with a giant creepy Ultraman statue in front ^^;. Didn’t get to check out the place because no one else cared about such things except me >_>
Inside the Mosaic shopping mall. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day/Single Awareness Day, many of the stores are chocolate this, chocolate that, cake this, candy that.
This was the best candy store ever! CHOCOLATE REAL SIZE TOOLS! How awesome is that?! Who wouldn’t love a G wrench made out of chocolate?!
Gelato shops abound in this area. Ramune flavor sounds awesome…
That fabulous ship again!
A look at the Kobe Port Tower, and Maritime Museum again.
Mitsubishi’s Yamato 1. I forgot to check this out the first time I came. This thing was gigantic! It looked a lot smaller in photos.
Techno Super Liner Hayate. This is also one cool looking boat as well.
Forgive me for not getting the name of this structure. Had to catch up with my friends before I got the chance to read the sign ^^;.
A pirate ship!
How did I missed this vast park the last time I came?
You can see many of the local youths out here doing wheelies and whatnot on their trick bikes, and skateboarders crashing into poles.
The other side of the city across the water.
Walking toward the Earthquake memorial…
Remnants of the damage from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake that devastated Kobe.
The memorial is like a miniature outdoor museum detailing the damage and recovery of the earthquake with photos and lots of info.
I like how the walkway eventually splits with a waterway. So cool :D
Wow… a giant fish. Though it might looks like it is a solid piece of stone, the structure is actually made out of metal mesh and you can somewhat see through it.
Outside of Cafe Fish.
Andddd… the walk ends here. I like how you can be just about anywhere in Japan and there is a good chance you can randomly run into a shrine. No matter how modernized the city is.
Of course, a day out in Kobe is incomplete without crepes. The shop was having a “crepe festival” so all crepes are 320 yen each ^_^. Good times…