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Kyoto (Kobe), Japan- An Urban Walkabout

Kobe is another beautiful Japanese city. As with the other cities we visited in Japan, Kobe is immaculate: clean, and no trash anywhere. Our tour today was self-guided, riding the Green Line tourist bus to different areas, including the local Chinatown.

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Sake display in the port building. Kobe is known for its sake as well as the Famous Kobe Beef.

A park adjacent to the port

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Wilson puts in an appearance. Sidenote: we came up to the display from the side and did not realize that across the walk, there was a longish line waiting to take a picture. The Japanese were so polite that no one said anything when we barged in the way and smiled at Wilson.

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The Japanese love their towers. This one was undergoing refurbishment and will not be open until later this year.


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I think the metal plaque is a well-worn diagram of the park.


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A roof

Signs of the City

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Street marker

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Spiderman puts in an appearance


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Fufu everywhere

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Green Line stop marker. Times were, at best, a suggestion!


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A seldom-seen site in the US: a large cigarette machine

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Chinatown was a busy place.


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An ice cream cone served on a pole.


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Not all shops were thriving.


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Even the covers in the street were colorful,

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Kobe, Japan


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