Weekend in Kobe!

This past weekend was a three-day weekend, and I went out to dinner in Kobe!

The Kobe Festival was going on!
It is usually held in June, but it was canceled this year because of the Swine Flu…
You can see what a big deal Swine Flu was in Kobe!!!

LOTS of people!!!
This is one of the main streets in Kobe.
They closed it off from traffic for this festival!

The shops sold lots of different things!
This is a sake tasting place!

Kobe is a great place to shop, but for some reason, there are a lot of Lingerie places

In the summer, there are big ice blocks in the middle of the shopping street!
Look who I saw near one of them!!!

Don’t know who he is?
That’s Non-tan!!!
He’s a famous character in Japanese children’s books!
Here are a bunch of Non-tan books on display!!

Here’s the Lush store!
I always peek in and never buy anything!!

I also saw Yasuo Tanaka as well (he’s a famous Japanese politician).
He’s the guy with the necktie in the middle!
We have an election coming up… that’s why!
Oh and why is he in long sleeves even though it’s super hot???
Because it isn’t “proper” for Japanese politicians to wear short sleeves, apparently!

I was more excited to see Non-tan! LOL!

Annnndddd on to dinner!
Actually we ate everything so quickly that I only took a few pictures!

We went to a yummy Korean food place…
It was this hole-in-the-wall place, but soooo yummy!!!


Garlic spears

We also had Samgyetang, Yukhoe, Namul, and Japchae
But I totally forgot to take pictures!!!

We finished it off with a trip to Starbucks!
Here’s my Lemon Green Tea Frappuccino!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

xoxo, K

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18 Thoughts on “Weekend in Kobe!

  1. OMG, Lemon Green Tea frapp sounds sooooo good right now!

  2. That festival looks like a lot of fun! Thank u for the food porn!!

  3. Yummy!!! My fave Garlic spears! NOM NOM! WOOOW! Lush store! Great!!

  4. thats so cool….haha Non-Tan thats like americas …everyones favorite character Garfield (except that garfield is bit evil …lol) oh and i do that alot too..hehe its okay, going into stores alot and not buying anything :]

  5. that place is so cool and nice

  6. the festival looks fun!!!!! Such cuteness! thanks for sharing!

  7. Non-Tan is cute!!! Awwww… Dang that’s one crowded festival! Looks like fun!! Great food, things to see!!! Ahh… One day Japan… one day!

    Lemon Green Tea Frap?! WTF?! I haven’t seen that one down here, alright I need to get me arse to Starbucks!

  8. Kobe looks fun! Did you buy anything from LUSH? Lemon Green tea frap sounds YUMMMY, too bad they dont have it here 🙁

  9. i really wish i was there with you!

  10. u guys even have starbcks coffee there? no way!!


  11. Looks like you had a really nice time! ^_^
    Gah the food is totally making me hungry xD

  12. The festival looks like it was a lot of fun! Yum…lemon green tea frappucino. I think that may be my favourite summer drink right now.

  13. Pics look great! Great places to shop and eat. I got a little hungry looking at some of the pics. Haha.

  14. Omg the food looks so good!! That looks like a fun festival! Non-tan is cuteness!! Glad you went and had fun!

  15. your weekend looked fun! i wish there were some street festivals that i know of here
    i had samegyetang yesterday ^__^v

  16. Thanks for sharing! I miss Japanese festivals!

  17. Ohhhh I wanna see Non-tan!!! He is too cute!!!

  18. Your photos were so freakin’ awesome. Like..I feel like I was there!

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