Adventure in Japan part III

Daddy took granddaddy to Kobe to look around foreign residences from the late Meiji and early Taishō eras of Japanese history (Ijinkan) and also beautiful Nunobiki herb gardens & Ropeway.


They left home happily and went to Nunobiki herb gardens first and the disaster happened.

What disaster?

Well, daddy pushed granddaddy Mick off the mountain.
Actually, daddy only told about it briefly so I don’t know how exactly it happened, but it seems that normal people without proper walkie shoes walk down the garden path and enjoy the herbs and flowers.


However, daddy forced granddaddy Mick to go down Hiking trail.  Granddaddy Mick wanted to go back but daddy only said “We are not going back.  We are going down”.
Poor granddaddy Mick had to follow.

He fell and hit a tree and rolled down and hit another tree.
Granddaddy Mick got cuts and bruise as well as bump on his head.  Also, his watch which he’d got from his memorable cruise flew somewhere.  They looked around but only they could find was a part of the belt.

Silky and I checked the map.
Woof….it really looks like proper hiking route.  Dear, dear……


This is granddaddy enjoying lovely ropeway and feeling relieved after the life-threatening incident. You can see the cut on his arm.


Do you know that something similar happened to us, too?  It happened at Box Hill a few years ago.  Mummy didn’t want to go that way but daddy didn’t listen and we had to follow.  You can read about it here.   It is worth reading, seriously.

Maybe, daddy was shocked, too so he didn’t take many photos of Ijinkan area so I will put this pretty photo of rabbits.


Forgiving granddaddy Mick recovered from his severe physical and mental shock quickly and allowed daddy to take him to the aquarium, Kaiyukan.


This aquarium is one of the largest public aquaiums in the world, and is a member of the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


This manta is mummy’s all-time favourite.


There are countless of species.



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They got on the big wheel, too.


Great view from the wheel.



Anyway daddy, if you want to be the leader of the tour you must not follow your own desire for adventure without thinking of other people’s safety.
Don’t worry, granddaddy Mick.
From now on, I will be the leader so when we go somewhere together you will be safe.

Love Coco


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2 Responses to Adventure in Japan part III

  1. Oh my, you are right Coco. Daddy better not lead anymore tours. What lovely pictures, especially the ones from the aquarium. I am going to read about the other hiking tour now.

    • cocosheltie says:

      Hello Donna and Shelly,
      When daddy wants to go somewhere he doesn’t listen to other people or doggies. From now on we will leave daddy if he wants to do something silly.
      Love Coco and Silky

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