Hotel Hankyu International
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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 …
... there dumbfounded, we got on the job to work out how to get to Osaka. And we did it very well, and I know I was impressed.
On the local trains there are rings hanging from the roof to hold if you are standing up, just as we have in Aust. Trouble is, they are so low they hit me about ear height. There are some very vertically challenged japanese around so the handles need to be low for them. In the meantime I am ducking and weaving.
After the heavy hitting exploration of Hiroshima yesterday, today was far more lighthearted as we spent the day in Universal Studios, Osaka. Unlike Florida it is just the one park. It's layout is like the original Universal Studios but it includes some of the attractions found in Islands of Adventure also including the SpiderMan ride and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The park was busy despite the rain. To get into the Harry Potter you can get a ticket ...
... it didn't quite go as planned and it took us three hours of riding the train to get to Osaka downtown then back to the airport. We were on the train for a go portion of that three hours and were late picking up Luke and Lauren. Fortunately they weren't to rattled by it as they had a long time getting through customs and only waited about 30 minutes for us. Once we all had our train passes ready to go, we hoped on the fast train and headed to Kyoto. By the time we got in it ...
... in sync with the actions of the lights. We began descending Namba Parks on the outside pathway, which was lit with fantastic lighting displays all the way to street level, and best of all from the top floor to the bottom we saw maybe 10 people. We had the entire 8 floors of lighting displays to ourselves.
Once back on the streets, we headed north through Shinsaibashi shopping arcade, which was massively crowded already. It still amazes me ...