Hotel Oaks Shin-Osaka
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... 10th ( The summit). So many people were getting ready to do the 2 day trek to the peak & we are adding it to our list of "must do's". Despite the scorching heat, there was still some snow on the peak. The wilderness in Japan (and around Mt Fuji ) is thick and luscious. It looks like Canada or Alaska & it's even full of bears. Really beautiful.
On the way up, they have a road covered in special grids. And as we drove over the grids, they vibrate and you can hear ...
... seat and looked out the window to see all the lights of Tokyo and it was so green ... I had always come in winter and never landed before 7pm so it was different for me . It wasn't winter and it was dark ! As soon as we landed I just thought to myself it's so nice to be back but so strange to not have ski gear! After a few drinks on the plane a long sit it was nice to get off the plane .... But as soon as we stepped outside into ...
We had a little trouble deciding what to actually do today. There was a neat science museum right near the hotel but it was closed on Mondays. There was a neat free park about thirty minutes outside the city but we ruled it out since we wanted to see the actual city (plus a review said there were monkeys there). So we finally decided to walk to the Osaka Castle, over to a shrine and back home. Given the distance in between everything, this would have ...
... stuffed mushroom dish, or a chicken dish.
"Sir, what would you like for your main meal?"
"I'll have the stuffed mushrooms please"
"I'm sorry sir. We don't have any of the mushroom dishes left..."
"Uh...ok, no problem. I'll have the chicken."
"Oh, I'm sorry Sir. We're also out of the chicken."
"Really? So I have a meal choice of....fish?"
"I'm afraid so sir"
"I guess I'll have the fish then?"
Why did ...
... we got a better taste of the quirky Japanese metropolitan culture that I had heard so much about. It was funny because when I had previously thought of Tokyo, before I actually visited it, I thought of the crazy fashion sense, girls dressed up like dolls or anime characters, and bright neon signs everywhere. Tokyo felt more like a sterile, sober version of what I was expecting. Osaka was where my expectations were met. In Dotombori there were the flashing neon signs and ...