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... is hardly going to take it, and I would assume the teachers would be too good-natured. Kitawaki-sensei came to greet me, I met her briefly in my interview a couple weeks ago, she is 21. She brought with her a little eleven-year-old blind girl, Saki, who was very shy but managed to introduce herself to me in English. Kitawaki described what I look like to Saki, saying that I was very beautiful.
We walked around the ...
Caught the monorail and train to Umeda station and went to the German Xmas markets. Came out of the huge Osaka Umeda station (wrong entrance) and had to walk a fair way to find our way. It wasn't clear where the markets were but there was a small one with about 8 stalls near the station. Apparently the main one was at the Skytower a short walk underground. Got there and it was ...
... After that, we took the short path to Kofukuji Temple and saw the 5-story pagoda there. Although it has burnt down and been rebuilt, it was originally founded around 1300 years ago. From there, we walked through Nara Park on our way to Todaiji Temple with a stop to get ice cream, since unlike Sapporo, it was still rather warm in Nara. There were many deer along this path as well, especially around the food stand.
There were many school children at Todaiji Temple ...
... would have to be the unfeasibly nice kids who walked 30
minutes with us to our hotel when we got lost exiting Shin Osaka
station. Like I said before, Shin Osaka station is a behemoth and I'm
not ashamed to say that it got the best of us every time we tried to
walk from the station to our hotel. I approached these three kids
(probably in their early or mid-twenties) while they were enjoying
their Saturday night by drinking on the station steps. They ...
... we got to see a Sumo wrestling club at the platform when transferring at Ueno station. I didn't realize that Japanese people could be that large and tall. These guys were a good 6'-6" 300 + pounds. Kristen took a picture with them, but none of them seemed interested in being in the picture. =)
As our trip is winding down, our patience with hostels had gone thin, so staying at a hostel was not an option. Luckily we ...
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