After a restful first night in Osaka, we explored out to Kobe on the second day. Ipad mini and mifi in hand, we successfully maneuvered through the complicated subway systems and arrived to Kobe just in time for lunch.
There was no question as to what we would eat as our first meal in Kobe. Recommended by my friend Karen, once again, we indulged (and I mean really indulged!) in the best kobe beef we’ve ever had, here.
Karen also advised us that sweets and pastries are a MUST for any Kobe visitor. So, we indulged in some of the most amazing pastries we’ve had, followed by sweets, and more sweets. But in our defense, we made it to nearly 20K on our fitbit that day! 🙂
Trekking our way back to our Airbnb home that night was especially exhausting. We still couldn’t figure out the subway systems and ended up on the wrong train a couple of times. By the time we finally made it back, we barely had enough energy to shower before crashing in bed.
We decided to sleep in the next morning, to regain some of our lost energy from all the walking, and that definitely felt good. Our hosts weren’t available to give us a ride to the subway station, so we borrowed their bikes and rode through rice fields and narrow roads to get there. It was actually quite fun!
We spent the day just randomly exploring Osaka and somehow ended back in Nambi, as so many restaurants seem to be centered there. Without the stress of hitting up certain touristy spots or famous restaurants, our day felt relaxing, even with all the walking!