Luke and I scored on the Hotel Okura in a last minute online deal. Not sure what the normal charge is but likely in the many hundreds of dollars per night but we got it for about $100. Our view of Kobe harbor from the 12th floor was stunning.
|We rode that ferris wheel for another spectacular 360 view of the city and harbor|
|Pastry is largely an import idea in Japan, their versions with red bean paste are|
terrible. But this European style was fabulous!
|The only building left standing after the bomb|
|This location offers a view down the park that includes the eternal flam|
burning in hopes of peace, and the bombed building in the back
|The cranes used to hang from the center of the memorial statue, but due to their|
overwhelming numbers, are now housed in these little displays
|Another hope for peace monument as you leave the park|