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... quicker. Truthfully I was a little disappointed when it was time to touch down.
Last time we came through Kansai airport it was an absolute nightmare. See my 2008 blog for details. It was hot, humid, stupidly busy, frustrating and unpleasant. An insane footrace from the plane to the gates with all of the other non-Japanese, to be met by very slow officials who took an eternity to process each passenger. Icing on ...
... and arrived safely in Osaka at 7:30am. That really isn't too bad for the price you're paying to get from A to B.
Once back in Osaka I directly went to look for my new Hostel called the Bonsai Guesthouse. From Osaka station easily reachable by taking the Osaka Loop line and make a stop at ...
... went right over Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliott.
Just one minus – it is the most drying plane we’ve ever been in. We can feel the moisture being sucked right out of us. Keeping the water up but could do with some more moisture in the air. I’m sure that I’ve read that a less dry cabin is one of the Dreamliner’s selling points. Can’t happen soon enough.
... How clever was this? We ordered more than we could actually eat and cleared away the plates as well? And did I mention it was all delicious?
Afterwards we drove into the Namba district and, to aid digestion, walked around a great variety of kitchen/restaurant shops. Tuneaki and Rica had checked to see what we enjoy doing, and this was it, we were on the hunt for an octopus ball machine!
But first I have to tell you ...
What We Did
As soon as we stepped off of the train in Shin Imamiya station my spidey sense began to tingle, turns out we had just entered our first rough area of the trip! We later discovered that it was Osaka's tramp capital; I really think the tramp's need to revise their strategy as no one in this area had more than 2 Yen to rub together.
We headed straight out to Dotonbori, which was an impressively built up area full of skyscrapers housing ...