Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Kobe, The Port City

Admittedly we have yet to explore much of Kobe yet, as the only stop we made there was to look at one of the filming site of Ultraman Mebius' 2006  movie titled Ultraman Mebius & Ultra Brothers (ウルトラマンメビウス&ウルトラ兄弟).
So what exactly did we do in Kobe other than going to the Waterfront? Let Mommy go in and out shops looking for clothes, that's what. I still have a pair of pants that I love dearly, bought at Uniqlo Kobe in my wardrobe.

A point of interest for Muslims - the first mosque built in Japan is in Kobe. Hajjah Halela's daughter got married at the Kobe Mosque on March 19, 2011. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing and linking up that post here. A Z Haida, who used to stay in Tokyo while doing her PhD visited Kobe Mosque way back in 2008, the same year we visited Kobe. ^^

What about Kobe beef, you ask? Eerrr... Kobe beef  isn't exactly high on our list of things to eat.

21 comments:

  1. I love Kobe and it is one of my favourite places to visit in Japan. Kobe is such a great international city with great food, shopping and its harbour town. Reminds me of another place I love in Japan, Yokohama.

    Japan Australia

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  2. Such beautiful sightseeing experience at Kobe, you didn't take Kobe beef kar, thn wht did u makan ya... now you remind me, it has been quite sometime I missed your Japanese food liao! YUM!

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  3. @Japan Australia,
    We plan to cover Yokohama in the next trip but no Kobe featured in our itinerary this year. :(

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  4. @Alice,
    We can eat "Halal" beef in Kobe but cannot simply eat Kobe beef in Kobe. ;p

    Yalor, so long haven't put up food photo here. ^^

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  5. Oh so are you saying Kobe is more metropolitan than Tokyo huh? ;)
    I think Kobe also has a big Chinatown!
    There are three big Chinatown in Japan: one in Yokohama, one in Kobe...
    The last one.... I can't remember?!

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  6. @London Caller,
    Got 3 Chinatown in Japan? I only know of Yokohama. ;)

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  7. Kobe beef is famous and popular with us but I have never eaten it yet.Perhaps the taste is very good. :smile:

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  8. @cocomino,
    The Kobe beef should be very good, right? Not to mention expensive. ;)

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  9. I was going to ask about Kobe beef, but you beat me to it. What is that tall red structure in the background? It reminds me of a giant hourglass.

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  10. @AVCr8teur,
    That's the Kobe Port Tower. :)

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  11. Bananaz immediate reaction of Kobe is Nick Leeson when the Kobe quake sent Asian markets into a tailspin causing the collapse of Barings Bank. Alright the first mosque of Japan was built in Kobe. tQ.

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  12. @Bananazஇ,
    Ooops! Almost forgot who Nick Leeson is for a while. Loss of £827 million is no child's game. @.@

    Yes, the first mosque in Japan was built in 1935, in Kobe.

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  13. Lina, definitely check out Yokohama on your next visit, especially if you liked Kobe.

    Japan Australia

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  14. @Japan Australia,
    I will definitely do that. :)

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  15. So you didn't try Kobe beef?

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  16. How do you find Uniqlo Kobe compared to Uniqlo KL? : D

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  17. @foong,
    I bought stuff at Kobe's and always come out empty handed at KL's. So what do you think? XD

    Kobe beef? No, didn't try them. ^^

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  18. Maybe i should've asked my dad about Kobe's beef hmmmm because he was based in Japan for almost a year for agriculture and livestock training. I always come out empty handed when i go to Uniqlo too none of their merchandise grabbed my attention. Interesting fact about the mosque in Kobe, wish I could see a photo of it :)

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  19. @cuteandcurls,
    oh ! Please ask your Dad! Look forward to the feedback. :)

    I always come out empty handed when I go to Uniqlo at Pavillion because I tend to think its expensive compared to if I go and buy them at Uniqlo in Japan. LOL

    Anyway, Uniqlo is about the only place I can find a decent pair of pants my size in Japan. Japanese women sure has thin legs!

    Kobe mosque photos? Click on the link in my post where I mention about A Z Haida. She has photos of the mosque. :)

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  20. Yes ! I Love Kobe.
    Thanks to you visit and comment.
    Your happy smile tells you spent fun time.

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  21. @Anzu,
    I know you do! Your lovely photos of Kobe shows me as much. :)

    It was fun in Kobe. My family should spend more time there. ^^

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