Since we had a national holiday that resulted in classes being canceled, a group of us went to Kobe for the day.  While most of the group was excited for Chinese New Year, I was more excited for the Kobe beef.

We made it to Kobe in about an hour, so we made our way to the restaurant we planned to eat at in order to put our names on the list.  We probably should have made a reservation, but we live and we learn.

While a group of us stayed behind to wait for a table (spoiler warning:  it took a few hours).  On our exploration, we found a small shrine and a large department store.  The department store had multiple displays of all kinds of Valentine’s Day chocolates.

After a long wait, we headed back to the restaurant to try the infamous Kobe beef.  It was served with a number of other side dishes, including salad, soup, and vegetables.  When people say that Kobe beef melts in your mouth, they weren’t kidding.  It was definitely worth the wait.

After lunch, we made our way into Chinatown.  Chinatown lined with all kinds of food booths and small shops filled with various Chinese goods.  Toward the center of the main street, there was a stage where there were various performances, including music performances and a dragon dance.  After a long day of walking, we made our way to the train station, only to find a lit up anchor on the side of a mountain.

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