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... to see Shitennoji Temple. The temple was supposed to be a short walk from the station but due to getting lost in the nearby park it took a bit longer to get there than I expected (I had to ask for directions a few times).
When I did finally reach the temple, I thought it was pretty impressive with a huge pagoda in the inner compound. This temple was also eerily quiet with only the occasional sound of religious chanting to break the silence. In ...
Next I went to Osaka. As in other places I've stayed at, my bed here was a thin but comfy mattress on a wicker mat floor.
I found a castle, which I was told would be "impossible" to walk to. When I informed my adviser that I would be attempting the walk anyway, the last thing they called after me was “be careful”. I was careful and I did achieve the ...
... The swells were very large and rocked the
boat considerably. It was difficult to
even walk around. I tried to eat dinner
but it quickly came back up. I brought
along a bottle of fine whisky but I couldn’t even begin to think about
drinking. I crawled into bed listening
to the creaking of the whole ship and hoped for smoother waters ahead.
I woke up early and the water was much calmer making for a
... greasy. The stomach was pretty good. The other dishes not so much. The tongue was tasteless, and the meat in the hot pot was fatty and overcooked. Now the opprobrium can begin, but save your real venom for when I have dolphin jerky.
After that, I hit Little Long Beach, a bar owned by a Californian I found on a blog devoted to gaigin friendly Osaka bars. He then showed me a magazine with maps of gaigin bars in Osaka and ...
... t hurt! All I need now I a haircut....unruly does not do justice to what is happening on my bonce. I'm considering cutting it myself as the hairdresser up from the hostel costs about £40. Not doing that!
13:52 I dont know where we are, but next stop is hiroshima and I've notice that in the countryside area were going through that the houses here are beautiful Japanese houses, all looking almost like the shrines/temples I've been to. With the typical roof ...