Dec 30, 2012

Chinatown in Kobe

With Johannes, Marine ja Yooka we visited Kobe yesterday. We spent the day walking around the city and stayed up all night for a party (and waiting for the first train to take us back to kyoto). The main places where we visited were the Kobe tower and chinatown. Since we dont have a chinatown in Finland and I have never visited any in any other countries I was very exited to finally visit one. It really did feel like visiting a different world :)

The biggest of the three Japanese chinatowns.
The east gate.

The center pavillion.

Lunch at small restaurant.
Shark fin soup with noodels, dim sums and many other good things.
Marine trying chinese hats.
Magnificent dragons :)
And after visiting Kobe tower we came back to see the evening mood of the place.
Golden lanters.
The pavillion with all the 12 chinese animals ( + a panda). This picture was taken on top of my animal, goat.
Marine and Yooka in the pavillion.
Floating lanterns.

Golden light.
The west gate.

Closed shops.