Hotel Claiton Shinosaka
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Great business hotel with excellent breakfast
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... charting the history of the castle inside.
It is a stunning, 8 floored building set on a huge hill, coloured in brilliant white and gold (although the original was black and gold) which is stands up well against many of the modern skyscrapers of Osaka, let alone it's contemporaries.
It is a fantastic sight today, back then it must have towered over everything for hundreds of miles.
The museum was ...
... the way to the Sky building. Make sure to enquire in the Information desk as they have a map specific to UMEDA SKY BUILDING. I wish I knew about the walk and would have definitely hired a cab. That is exactly what I did for my return trip to hotel as I could not dare to walk back all the way to Osaka Station.
Umeda Sky Building is an interesting piece of architecture where you have a bridge connecting 2 buildings. For 700 yen, the elevator takes you to ...
... one of the most amazing places we have ever ever EVER been to. It really was both futuristic and extremely rich in culture. I don't think any stories or pictures could do it justice, you'd really need to go see it for yourselves. The people are insanely sweet and polite and it's hard to be grumpy in the morning when you’re up against such continuously happy people. Everyone went out of their way to help us and make sure we were okay. The food was amazing and you could go ...
... and then to ordering your food. Kids had fun. We set off again to just explore for a while and look for another station on the line we take every day where we'd seen another 100 yen shop. Was a good ride, found the shop, Mo bought more stuff, and headed home. Would have taken pictures but it started raining just as we got home so we rushed to get inside. After ride we napped a bit and then took turns showering to go out and visit Dennis and Yuriko in Kobe once more. ...
... something that we would experience in Kyoto at all (Kyoto is quite south in the country) let alone so soon into our trip! We attempted to take photos but there was so little snow really that I'm not sure of how well they will have turned out.
After spending some time at the temple up in the beautiful forest in Kyoto we caught a taxi back further towards the centre of the city to Fujii Daimaru, a large department store consisting of several floors of clothing stores. While ...