Hotel Keihan Universal Tower

6-2-45 Shimaya, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Kinki, 554-0024, Japan | 4 star hotel
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Day 22 - Snow, fish and a train door disagreement

A travel blog entry by apat


... pressed herself against the glass of their tanks, which turned out to be a popular side attraction.

One of my personal favourite attractions of the park was the petrified capybara. A single capybara sat in a tank with wide eyes, perfectly still, unable or unwilling to move. We didn't understand why it looked terrified, until we looked beneath the water at the front of its tank, and realised that it had been put into the piranha exhibit. ...


A travel blog entry by racheljb


... there is basically a huge underground network of trains and shops and restaurants all underground that goes for miles. On our way back to our hotel, we saw this amazing big street parade. It was a huge festival, in which the people in Osaka go to the shrine on the 10th of January to pray to ebisu, the god of business success etc. to pray for successful business for the year. We waked down this street filled with stalls selling Japanese food, and different ...

Day 12 - Between the devil and the deep blue sea

A travel blog entry by xensor


... they've built with some otters running around having fun :P You then start heading down into the building proper and seeing tank after tank with fish, crustaceans, seals, dolphins... then you get to the big tank. The "Pacific Ocean" tank. It's jaw droppingly huge, big enough to easily contain 2 full-size whale sharks, a load of mantas and stingrays, a hammerhead, other sharks and a wide variety of other big fish. It's probably the most impressive thing ...

Land of the Rising Sun

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... 10 minutes or so in a post office trying to buy stamps - the girls were very sweet and we got there in the end!

Dropped back off at the ship so we had lunch sitting on our balcony. We then went off to find the subway. My tour guide was ace at finding the right train which took us right to the centre of Osaka. Lots of shopping malls are underground and everywhere was very busy. We thought we were in ...

Exploring Kyoto

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe


... attempt to emulate the golden Kinkaku-ji which had been commissioned by Yoshimasa’s grandfather Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. It was popularly known as Ginkaku, the ‘Silver Pavilion’ because of the initial plans to cover its exterior in silver foil. On the roof stood a bronze phoenix which permanently faced East in dedication to the goddess of mercy.

It was unfortunate that we were not able ...


This 4 star hotel, located in the Osaka Station/Umeda area of Osaka, is near Universal Studios Japan, Modern Transportation Museum, Municipal Museum of Fine Art, and Suntory Museum.
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