Hotel Hankyu International
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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As we were still a bit jet lagged, we started today at 6:00 AM by hunting down a Starbucks... but anyone that knows me is well aware that this isn't something I'd leave up to chance - which is why there was a Starbucks conveniently located in our hotel basement lobby. We were happy to find that they serve "American Waffles" and other pastries that …
... outside of the temple is covered with gold leaf to signify power. A short pathway leads to the temple and when the temple appeared in front of us it was a magnificent sight. The water that surrounded it, the stylish bonsai trees growing out of the islands, and the purple iris blooming on the shore made a perfect Japanese scene - so serene and majestic. Hundreds of people lined the pathways taking photos. The gardens and tea houses ...
We took the Shinkansen to Osaka. Does anyone remember what the Shinkansen is? The ride is going to be about an hour, so a 3 hour trip (maybe) was cut down by 2 hours! Being on the Shinkansen reminded me of being on an airplane that is about to take off. The part where the plane has to go super fast to catch flight. It almost ...
... cypress. The decoration includes lavish quantities of gold leaf and elaborate wood carvings, intended to impress visitors with the power and wealth of the shoguns. The sliding doors and walls of each room are decorated with wall paintings by artists of the Kanō school.The castle is an excellent example of social control manifested in architectural space. Low-ranking visitors were received in the outer regions of the Ninomaru, whereas high-ranking visitors ...
... six balls with the special sauce and mayonnaise on top. They were hot, squishy, and really good. It kind of tasted like eating hot sushi.
When the balls were finished we took a stroll through the packed streets of the area. We saw everything you could imagine for sale and more than a few weird things. We passed restaurants selling puffer fish (fugu), pachinko galleries and karaoke hotels (we are still trying to figure these out). I could only take so ...