Last weekend I went to Kobe and saw the magical Christmas Luminarie. It was really really shiny!
I also went to the spiritual (and indeed physical) home of the Hanshin Tigers, Koshien!! Sadly it was closed for reconstruction but I still got to pose outside and throw a baseball around, which is always fun.
Finally I also made it to the Akashi Ohashi, the world’s longest suspension bridge which I’ve passed many times on my way to or back from Kobe/Osaka, but never seen up close. More excitingly I’ve just learnt from Wikipedia that in 1998 it claimed its title from Hull’s Humber Bridge (which has now sank to number 4) – et tu Timmy-chan!
Passing the Akashi Ohashi on the train back from Osaka a few weeks ago
Up close at the Hashi.