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Continued in One week in Japan- #TokyoDrift2017

Thank God for the Shinkansen (although a bit expensive), the bullet train helped us cover a 10hour journey in 3 hours.

As I had planned, our time in Kobe was a time of relaxation. We were worn out from the fast pace and constant adrenaline of the past few days in Tokyo so this was a great way to balance out our trip. Kobe was a much slower paced port city. We stayed at a waterside hotel, the Meriken Park Oriental hotel. Our room with a balcony and a beautiful ocean view. The outdoor buffet breakfast area made me feel like I was on a yacht in Miami for a second (and the buffet selection was quite broad I might add).

Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel

We visited the Mosaic mall which was a ten-minute walk from the hotel; there we shopped for souvenirs and debated on whether or not to try the famous Kobe beef. It would have been amazing to finally try this overly hyped piece of meat, but the cost was a major turn off. We were talking over a hundred dollars for some steak (maybe next time). We opted for other Japanese delicacies (Sukiyaki, Teriyaki and Yakisoba) which were a lot more wallet-friendly and didn’t disappoint.

After a day of relaxing and getting re-energized, it was finally wedding day!

The wedding was held at an amazing venue called James Tei. The perfect mix of nature and modern architecture. It was the most beautiful wedding I’d ever been to.  I was blown away by the elegance and simplicity of décor. The impeccable way that the Japanese, Western and Igbo (Nigerian) cultures were blended left me with beautiful memories. I truly wish the couple, Yuka and Ikem, a life of eternal bliss and God’s many blessings <3. This was the climax of our trip. We drank champagne, ate all day, and danced the night away.

Wedding in Kobe

The next day was a struggle. From waking up after but a few hours of sleep to making it back to Tokyo, then to the airport and a journey 12 hours back in time to the other side of the world.

It was an exhausting week, but one I would do all over again!


INSPO OF THE DAY: “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.” – Psalm 3:5


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