Ark Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi
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... the last 3 days. After a 3 hour nap, I woke up and visited the Asakusa temple, despite the heavy rain, massive number of tourists still crowd the temple and surrounding to the max. Being so tired of the crowds, I walked around for a few minutes and head back to my hotel. I bought 2 delicious white peaches as snack. I wanted visit the Doraemon museum, but found out it's closed today, so I packed up and head out to Osaka. Trying to make the best of my JR pass, my visit to ...
... br> The people here where masks not to protect themselves from the air, because the air is so clean, but rather to protect those around them from catching their cold, or germs.
Wasabi, is not the same as what we in North America consider wasabi. Japanese wasabi is a route that is grinder into a paste, and it actually spread onto the sushi during its preparation. Often times soya sauce is also glazed on the top. Therefore, you simply have to pick it up and pop it in your mouth, it is ...
... to Osaka Castle, the weather is hot and sunny..so far.
The evening was spent having a traditional Osaka meal. Everything deep fried. Food on skewers...quail eggs, vegetables, frankfurters, cheese, rice cakes, fish, prawns..
There is a large pot of soya sauce on the table...the rule dip once...no second dip...the key thing is to get lots on the food and to your plate so you have a bit extra...
... our vegetables, tofu and the Wagyu beef. It is a fun way to enjoy lunch together and warms all of us up in the midst of a cold, rainy day.
We finish our lunch, dessert is a tasty sesame pudding, and then head over to the central office for our Machiya (home stay in a traditional home) for our check-in. We don’t really know what to expect, but are excited to be staying in a local Kyoto neighborhood, instead of a traditional hotel. ...
... the list was breakfast. We walked all the way back to the main Osaka station because Google maps told us there was a grocery store there. False. We wandered up and down and all around but could not find anything that resembled a real grocery store and not some over priced delicatessen that should everything at small boutique counters. Defeated, we ended up just grabbing a bag of cookies from the 7-eleven and promising ourselves we would eat better tomorrow.
Our walk to ...