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Beefy Kobe

We took a day trip to Kobe during our stay in Japan, mainly for one reason: BEEF. MrAC just had to hunt down the beef. Apparently, Kobe's beef is world-renowned.

More on Kobe beef quoted from Wiki:

"Kobe beef ( 神戸ビーフ ?) refers to beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Kobe beef is renowned for its flavour, tenderness, and fatty well- marbled texture. Kobe beef can be prepared as steak, sukiyaki, shabu shabu, sashimi, teppanyaki, ground hamburger patties and more."

This is me in front of the restaurant ("We finally found it!")... There were 3 floors- one floor for sukiyaki, one for shabu-shabu, one for teppanyaki. Talk about a hardcore BEEF RESTAURANT! I seldom eat beef, but I have to admit... The sukiyaki I had was delicious.  I would have preferred the price to be a little cheaper- 5500 yen (~$58-60US) for a sukiyaki LUNCH - but I can't complain, since I was told that Kobe beef dinners can be even more expensive, in the range of 20000- 25000 yen.

Each party of customers had a private room.

We also had a personal lady cook for us (I think this is common at Japanese restaurants).

After lunch, we decided to just walk around town. Of course, the big map in Chinatown helped (There's a Chinatown even in Kobe! ).

We took a leisurely stroll along the Kobe port.

There was a shopping mall by the port. Anyonebeen to the ALA MOANA CENTERin Honolulu, Hawaii???  The shopping mall totally reminded me of that- outdoor mall with covers (so people can shop even when it's raining).

Some cute little Potpourri sets at a stall inside the mall.

We returned to Kyoto in the evening, where we shopped, ate and took photos at the Isetan with its 10+ floors! Very pretty lights lining the outdoor escalators taking you up and down the building!

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wow...Nice Pics....=.=
about 12 years ago
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Nice !!
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This is the place I would be hunting down too if I am in Kobe, I've only tried Kobe beef a few times and ohh la la ...
about 12 years ago
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wow tat looks like a lot of beef! yum
about 12 years ago
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Cool!
about 12 years ago
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How did you travel between O, K and K? Train? Those are the cities I'd like to hit! My first experience with kobe beef - I worried that it was too fatty. Even picked out some of the fat. I got bored sitting in on a biz meeting. Remind me never do to that again - sit in someone else's meeting. Good food though! I wanted to plop my head down and sleep bc of my jet lag.
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yum! The Kobe beef looks awesome :)
about 12 years ago
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wow... really cool... so you had to sit with your legs crossed and shoes off? I don't know why I always find that to be very fun! hahaa.... we used to go to this hot pot place where a section of the restaurant required shoes off and they would provide you with slippers... hahaa... I loved it...
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wow... so pretty... blue skies...
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nice place
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what's this?? looks so pretty
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Wow, that's really cool
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So pretty!
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Nice, gotta go to Kyoto and def Kobe next time I'm there.
about 12 years ago
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I love kobe beef. We buy a lot for hot pot in the winter time.
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Nice photos... hope to be there one day too!! ^_^
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common only at ones that charge $200 per person for dinner. ;-)
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It must be quite an experience.
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