Hearton Hotel Shinsaibashi
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... induced diseases. All in all the afternoon was very interesting but depressing. I felt much the same way as I did when I visited Pearl Harbor. War is a total waste of life. I really don't know what purpose it serves.
I learned several interesting things today. First why do many of the Japanese wear masks? There are several reasons that are almost all cultural. They consider in very rude to blow your nose or sneeze in public. Therefore they wear a mask to protect the ...
... made plans. I might have to spend that evening packing rather than spending it with my host family like I had hoped/planned.
When I returned home at lunch from school, my host parents and I went out for lunch, then I went to Namba again for shopping. I had already bought the things I needed last week so I took it more as time to just look around. I spoke to one of the shop assistants, she asked me where I was from, ...
... found that many trains were already booked out so had to change our plans a little. Also
couldn't get a seat on the left side of the train so won't have clear Mt Fuji views. Hopefully we will be able to get a good viewing.
Then we caught subway to Namba to go to Dotonbori and show Geoff and Lorry. I think they were impressed with all the action, lights and modernness ...
... to be a business district. Checkin for the hotel is strictly not until 3pm so I had to wait until after 3. A bit odd but free wifi in the lobby so it was ok. After I settled in, I ventured into town to see what Osaka is like. A train station only 5 minute walk from the hotel. I went into Umeda and got really lost. After a while I found a normal shopping mall and had some Chinese for dinner. Not many people ...
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