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Mar. 28th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm Herbal tea at the Herb Garden
Current Mood: okay
The Herb Garden is pretty cool. At the top of the ropeway is a little
complex. In there is the Fragrance Museum, where you can learn about
perfumes, smell the different 'families' of smells and even do a workshop to
extract your own perfume from roses! The shop is also 'herbal'-themed, and
also sells honey from the herbal garden itself.
As you follow the path through the Herbal Garden, you get to see and smell
the various plants and flowers that grow there. At the conservatory, there
are displays showing (and allowing you to smell) various spices. They
explain how curry spice is made as well -- fun to smell the constituent
spices in isolation.
Further in is the cafe, where you can get fresh herbal tea. I'm not a fan of
herbal teas, but I have to admit that this was pretty tasty.
Having a magnificent view over Kobe certainly added to the experience.

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Date:March 28th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
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Stop it! You're making me consider breaking my ban on flying anywhere! ;-)
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Date:March 29th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
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I'm sure it's also possible to get to Japan by ferry. ;)
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Date:March 29th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
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That would be a loooong vacation. I would rather have an extra month in Japan than be stuck aboard a ship for that long!
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