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... cool building consisting of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. The building features a rooftop observatory, and what is called The Floating Garden Observatory. (I'm not sure where the garden bit comes from because there's not a plant in sight up there). Apparently, there's an underground market in the basement that is supposed to ...
This time a shory blog entry about my couple of days in Osaka. First you must know that Osaka is a pretty big city, but if you come there for sightseeing ( temples, museums, castles etc) there is relatively little to see. It is mostly shopping malls, neon lights and clubbing districts. Hence my short stay, trips to other cities and visits to amusement parks.
The first thing I visited in Osaka was Universal Studios Japan. For those of you who have been to the ...
... readily available cash,I head for my first withdrawal after Kansai Airport.
At the post office but the machine wont recognise my cards even though it says it does those.
I find out on the web that citibank might work so i head into town to citibank.After walking the wrong way from the station for a bit, I eventually find the building.But I go into the wrong entrance wich is a smaller bank next door.My card wont work in ...
... by it the first time, we eventually found it. We checked in and dropped off our heavier bags so we could go explore until the official check in time.
Using our very handy subway passes, we first went to Osaka castle. This castle looks very cool towering out of the waters of its moat on giant boulders that form its base walls. Its gold trimmings and tigers glimmer in the sun next to its green roof. We went inside up to the top ...
... were previously unknown to the public. We got to see a lot of artifacts that were hundreds of years old, but my favorite part was the castle keep. Being inside a place where wars were fought was almost surreal, but very cool. I loved looking at all the trap doors and shooting holes.
After we were done with the castle, it began to rain a little, but we decided to go to the garden anyway. About halfway through the garden, it was raining ...
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