Monday, January 12, 2009

Kobe-Hiroshima Adventure Day 3

Day 3.

We moved to another hotel, Shinshuen Hotel, near the Kobe Station. Compared to Sannomiya area, this place was relatively quiet with many old fashion shops. The Hotel was also very close to Kobe's famous Harbour Land. So it was easy for us to go and explore the place.

Enjoy the pictures.

One fine morning in Kobe

Sannomiya station, the busiest station in Kobe

Kobe station-out of the buzz

Many interesting objects can be found along the street going to Harbour Land

Harbour Land's Mosaic offers wide selections of unique and expensive restaurants

Kobe's most popular radio station, Kiss FM 89.9

Harbour Land

If you come to Kobe, the port kobe cruise is a must. A few selections of ships are available and we ride this daring but adorable pink pirate ship.

Off we go for 45 minutes ride

Inside the ship

Another cruise heading back to mainland

I never saw a huge ship like this in my life-Aurica Leader, Singapore

Japanese navy ship

Kobe's most reputable workshop for ships, the Kawasaki Company. Can you see a submarine?

Harbour Land taken from our pirate ship. Ohhoiiii...

Our lunch. Cold soba noodle with raw minced mackerel and hot soba noodle with vegetable and seafood tempura. Yummy!

Illuminations along the way to Harbor Land

Even back of these whales illuminated at nights in Harbour Land

The gigantic ferris wheel at Mosaic Garden

Arial night view of Port of Kobe taken from ferris wheel

Three Kobe's landmarks, Kobe Tower, Kobe Marine Museum, and Oriental Hotel

We had dinner in this eat-all-you-can seafood restaurant

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Last Saturday I went out for snowboarding. It was really awesome!

Having breakfast at 7E before departure

We depart early in the morning

Winding road going to Alts Bandai Snow Park

Awesome blue sky

Gondola took us to the top of the hill

Lab Papa with Hasbih (left) and Bobo (right)

We are set and ready to go

Long way down

Yours truly

The gang-Lab Papa, Fahmi, Zul, and Ajis

One for the album

Friday, January 2, 2009

New year in Nagano

Omachi, Nagano is very close to me heart. My foster family lives here and every new year`s eve I visit them.

Limpas dulu. Infront of Nagano Station.

New Year's eve feast

Matsutake, the most expensive mushroom in Japan

Jamming session

My foster's sister at her best

New year sunrise