Unfortunately there is no statue commemorating the mighty Kobe Bryant here in his namesake. But I did see a maritime museum which doubled as an advert for Kawasaki, a port tower, had lunch in the biggest Chinatown in Japan, got a rope-way up to a fragrance museum (sadly I missed out on the lamp museum) and its surrounding herb gardens, which had a miniature sized (mini means normal sized) Eden Project, then went on to Kitano which contains a variety of foreign houses from eras gone by. I couldn’t get in to the “England House” just by being English, they insisted that I still had to pay. I didn’t go in in the end, it was nearing closing time, plus it was expensive for what it was.
Had a spot of dinner in a nearby English pub, before rounding off the day by seeing Salt. Glorious, preposterous, fun, always nice to see Angeline Jolie kick some arse.
that is Day 1, Himeji tomorrow!