Hotel International House Osaka
Travel Blogs from Osaka
5th - 8th April My flight landed in Osaka at 7pm. The weather was shocking. It was really cold and ******* down. We had to walk from the plane to the terminal. Luckily they give us umbrellas. I then had to wait in line for about an hour to go through customs. They only had three people working and one of the was just for Japanese citizens. I was beginning to lose my temper. I just wanted to find a hotel and go to bed. When I finally got my luggage I hoped straight on a train ...
Today was a long long day - the three flights home. At about 11.30am, Kibayashi picked me up from my host family's house to go to Itami airport. My host father had left earlier that morning for work, so I had already said goodbye to him. I said goodbye to my host mother, who cried when I left, then we began the hour drive to the airport. I had to be there two hours before to check in my luggage, and we were running a bit late because of the traffic, then Kibayashi wanted to stop to get ...
... we wandered past....for the sake of the image you have to understand that the old man stayed glued to the spot hands in the air, mouth open, eyes bugging out (and might I add not blinking nearly enough for the average human) & spinning around as we past so his pose and face never changed like a creepy little clown in the worlds weirdest side show alley!!! Our first post hotel stop was a bar called 39 where we warmed our gullets with umeshu (plum wine) and bad 90's ...
... We caught the train the next day (as easy as pie, although
a little pricey) and a fast, clean, spacious, and comfortable journey
to Tokyo took place.
If you cross the road when the man is red (and the road is clear
obviously) have a look at the Japanese faces – they would never do
such an unlawful act!
Yes. Osaka is said to be an unsung place to visit in Japan and we
would agree and feel we could have ...
... There was a sushi bar just around the corner which we went to for breakfast. A dream come true.
After figuring out the slightly intimidating metro system, we headed into the bright lights of Osaka city. It's a lively, fun town and the nightlife is buzzing. We found a friendly little bar where we sampled
takoyaki. These are hot little batter balls encasing a bit of octopus and pickled ginger, served smothered in BBQ ...