Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda
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Pretty much a day of nothing.
Intended to go and visit a garden and a tea house near the awful zoo but despite wandering around three sides of where the entrance could/should have been no sign showing us the way in.
Back into the aircon of the trains and headed to Umeda where we wandered around for a while. Visited Namba Gardens …
Even hotter today.
Decided to show our willies to the men of Osaka this morning at the Naniwa no Yu hot spring (free with pass).
Have trouble again finding it, amazingly the 'hot spring' is actually on top of a Pichenko Hall! Then we walk into the entry with shoes on. Arghhhhh. We'd come prepared with some large bandaids to cover …
Woke up to another beautiful day.
Straight over to JR Osaka Station to activate our JR passes. End up booking three of our Shinkansen trips. Two are on a long weekend and without reserved seats we might have ended up in trouble.
We decide to got to Nara and visit the deer. Get directions to the train to Nara and they come with an …
Today's checklist - Maritime Museum, Santa Maria, Osaka Castle, Museum of History. Check x 4
The subway here in Osaka is fantastic and the Two Day Unlimited Card we've bought for today and tomorrow makes it even better.
After the misery that is travelling in the rain, today is a revelation. Sunny and HOT.
We're the first …
We've just passed through six hours into our flight. We ended up leaving Aussie soil at about 11.30, just over an hour and a quarter late. Both surprised at how many people in StarClass, four Aussies, the rest Japanese - over 20 in the 32 seat cabin.
So at six hours we can both say we’re really impressed. The seats are comfy, the on …
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We loved our stay at the Hearton Nishi Umeda.
Even if it hadn't averaged less than AUD60/night it still would have been a great choice. Booked a semi-double so arrived knowing that room was small.
Check-in was so perfectly polite - he just wanted to check we knew we would only have one bed (we are a gay male couple) and he smiled when I said yes, we knew. Had room up on 18th floor and although would have been great to be looking out at Umeda Sky Building we had no complaints with view across to Hilton and beyond.
Pillows were very odd and imagine we could have asked for different/more but wasn't an issue.
Hotel is located right next to an arcade filled with restaurants and cafes and even a supermarket and it took all of five minutes to walk from the Osaka Station (not Shin Osaka Station). We caught a JR rapid from Kansai Station (about JPY2100 for two) instead of the high speed JR train as we knew we could walk from Osaka Station and njot have to change trains at SHin Osaka.
Had buffet breakfast one morning in the restaurant in the lobby and was perfectly adequate. Beers downstairs in the other restaurant and bit confused by happy hour as although we bought three each only first was at happy hour prices. Not worth worrying about.
Used laundry down in the basement - JPY300 for a wash and 100 per 15 minutes of dry. For us a god send as we sweat like pigs while we were in Osaka, and continue to as I sit here in Hiroshima typing this.
Highly recommend the Hearton Nishi Umeda
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