Hotel Granvia Osaka
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A lot of people staying there. Room quite small.
Next to diamaru.
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Today we get up early to catch the train to Osaka, probably too early as we have some time to kill before we leave the hotel and spend it relaxing.
We arrive in Osaka about midday and make our way to the Hotel Granvia which is right above the station. We are too early for check in so dump the luggage and head out for some lunch. The …
... Osaka is known as the city of food indulgence, and had a lot of specialty restaurants with big models of the animal (crab, blowfish) in which they specialized out front. I opted to add another critter to the menagerie that has passed through my gullet - whale. Whale stomach, whale flank sashimi, whale tongue soup, whale hot pot, and whale cake. The sashimi was gorgeous - a cross between tuna sashimi and steak tartare, but not ...
... on a wet day.
Back to Umeda/Kita and a fruitless search for any of the gay bars in the area.
We so needed beer to replace the fifteen litres of sweat we'd each lost. The beer and juice bar (what a great combo although we didn't bother with the juice) just inside the entry to Osaka Station suited our needs perfectly. Had at least ten, ok, maybe four or five.
Umeda Sky Building and the Hanging ...
... before. I really hope that this kind of delay is unusual.
Mum, Dad and my journey on Japan's longest single train journey came to an end in Kyoto almost 5 hours late at 5:05pm, after having travelled for 27 hours and 35 minutes, instead of the timetabled 22 hours and 10 minutes.
Easing our delay pain was the Hotel Granvia, located inside the funky modern Kyoto Station building. This nice high-class hotel was a short walk from our arrival platform and the ...
... gravel it looked like a stupid thing at first but for the japanese this garden represent a microcosmos of the landscapes of japan...the giant rocks that stand out of the sea (we saw those landscapes from the ferry in our way to osaka)...the veranda was packed with noisy tourists and school kids so it was pretty hard to get into the zen mode but sitting there with the rain curtain was really something else...after a few minutes sitting and relaxing there we heard hebrew and ...