Hotel Hankyu International
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 …
We want to see the Osaka Castle - a very impressive fort built by the Shoguns and improved and reinforced through the ages. Two moats, many towers and an impressive castle in the middle. Later I was invited to a tea ceremony, where green tea was carefully ground and ceremoniously served. The ladies asked after my grandchildren and presented me with origami to take home for ...
... non-reserved seats just in case. I had no problem snagging a seat and settling in for my hour long train ride. My brain was ready for a break from planning so I read one of the books I had downloaded for my flight (but never read because the awesome movies were available for all our flights). It was such a nice reprieve that when I got to Osaka and to the hostel there, I was tempted not to do anything. I took an hour to relax while I did some much needed laundry ...
Well we had a good sleep in. I heard David get up but kept snoozing for quite a while longer. I think we needed it. After showers and brekky, dishes and packing, we went to the shop to top up the fridge and leave David a few treats. We then did the train thing into Hiroshima station then onto the Shinkansen to Osaka. We had a bit of navigating to find our way from ShinOsaka station to Osaka Station then onto the circle line ...
... the garden then many gardens had ornamental or bonsai trees growing instead. Temples usually sit in a visible position in town. So much can be seen from the seat of a train.
We needed to swap trains in Nagoya to get to Kyoto, we got on the wrong train, but realised our mistake, and hopped back off quickly. There's a couple of bullet trains we arn't allowed to go on with our JR passes, these being the Nozomi and Mizuho, must remember that!
From Kyoto ...