In Kobe, everyone is in shape. I saw maybe two people the entire week that had maybe a few extra pounds, other than when I looked in the mirror. It might have a little to do with how expensive everything is, especially food. People also trend to run, in short bursts, everywhere. Actually at one point I did sprint across the street giggling madly, but no one reacted.
Below is a picture of a huge fish I did recognize the first few days because I only passed by at night and only I could miss a 100 foot statue repeatedly.
The only shot glasses I found were for NY!
Below is a strange picture on a small vending machine, it made me laugh so why not share it:
And the Kobe Tower (I think):
Along every sidewalk was this yellow track with bumps very similar to what you see in the NY subway for the visually disabled. We didn't see any blind people but these tracks were everywhere.
And a few final thoughts:
Like 90% of women wear skirts, on Friday night it was closer to 99.9% regardless of the weather.
People point in both directions at intersections to show that they looked both way, walkers and drivers. I did a double finger-gun draw, fire in each direction, blow the smoke out the barrels, and reholster at most intersections (but nobody reacted).
Until we meet again Japan...