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... a random café with Alistair and David choosing to abstain from having dinner yet. I wolfed it down as quickly as not to waste time and then we headed up to the fourth floor to seek entrance to the sky garden.
The Umeda Sky Tower is not the tallest building in Osaka, nor is it the newest, but it is arguably the most architecturally interesting. The building consists of two towers, connected at the top by an observatory and a 'sky garden'. The ...
... a few minutes later. Chad was taking us to the old part of Osaka to try Kushi Katsu. The easiest way to explain it is that it's deep fried meat and vegetables on a stick. We had chicken, beef, asparagus, garlic and pounded rice. The rice was an amazing experience having the texture of almost a marshmallow quality. After dinner we went for a walk around the area. Chad was ...
... there as we participated in a monk training exercise for concentration. We sat on our haunches with a calligraphy brush and some ink and had to trace 2 A4 size pages of a Bhuddist scripture (the characters were Chinese). We found this very challenging and it took us ages, definitely testing our concentration and Lloyds patience. Apparently Steve jobs also participated in this experience once. During the session, the monks chanted the scriptures as part of their prayers which was ...
... Osaka aquarium, one of the most impressive in the world. The main attraction is a pair of Whale Sharks, not usually seen in captivity. They were housed in one central tank alongside hammerhead sharks, rays and various large grouper fish. Our walkway spiralled down past the various layers, with outer tanks housing dolphins, seals, penguins, jellyfish, crabs among other fish found in the different oceans across the globe.
... to the Isetan dept store on top of the Kyoto train station, just across the street from our hotel.
It's the first dept store wander we've done during our trip so it's a little exciting. Equivalent to a David Jones, 10 floors of very cute items and tonnes of gorgeous clothes that; if we had starved ourselves; had every cell of fat sucked out of us before we came over and used every other weight loss gimmick ...
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