Kobe Jojo tour Part4Posted: July 28, 2012
The check-in time came and we went to the hotel.
We were staying at the Kitanosaka Hotel. I arranged for the hotel because it’s not very expensive. The room rate including breakfast was only 6300 yen. I thought that it would be enough for us just to have a place to sleep and I didn’t expect much, but Kitanosaka Hotel was clean and comfortable. Beside that, the bed in the room was a double bed although I reserved two single rooms. I was lucky.
After we checked in, we continued sightseeing and went to the Kitano area. Kitano is a famous tourist site in Kobe. There are many Western style residencies built for Westerners in Japan in the Meiji period in this area. You can enjoy a beautiful cityscape there.
However, for otakus like us, there was another enjoyment.
In “Rhine-no-Yakata” Haide-san said;
“Wonderfull! This is just as if we were in Joster’s mansion!”
(Jonathan Joester is the protagonist of Jojo part 1. His father, George Joestar is a British Nobe. The part 1 story is set in Victorian England.
Strictly speaking, “Rhine-no-Yakata” was built in 1916, a little bit after the Victorian period. The owner of the house was also from France. However, who minds such a slight difference?)
Kitano: “Look! You can take a picture sitting on the sofa. Let’s try to sit there like Dio-sama.”
Haide-san: “Like this? (with an air of great importance)”
Kitano: “Good! Stay there a second, I will take a picture.”
Looking at the beautiful silk flowers, Haide-san said.
“Hey, I want to see Jotaro holding this bouquet.”
“Good idea but the one I’d like to see is Josuke.”
Our opinion was in harmony that beautiful flowers fit Josuke and Jotaro .
Josuke is the protagonist of Jojo part4. Both Jotaro and Josuke are macho men like this. Ordinary people couldn’t understand our thought that flowers fit such big macho men.
We are not only otaku but also “fu”(腐) The direct translation of this word is “rotten,” but I think that the more suitable translation is “filthy.” I won’t explain about this word here because it will be very long. I only say that we are members of the otaku family, fu genus “Deka-Macho-uke” species.
We were overjoyed when we found the bathroom.
“You definitely have to take photo!”
Then we visited some other famous tourist spots, like Kazamidori-no-yakata, and Moegi-no-yakata and thenwe noticed that it was nearly dark.
Leaving Kitano street, we went to china-town.