by Neil Porten

People come to Kobe to taste the famous marbled beef and soak in the waters at nearby Arima Onsen hot spring resort. I’m here because my ship has come in; the Costa neoRomantica berthed mid-afternoon and I’ve got about five hours to get a taste of this cosmopolitan city which has traded with the world since Japan opened itself up in the middle of the 19th century…

Reblogged from the NZ Herald
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