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... to work out what to do next and got chatting for about an hour to a retired Japanese man about almost everything about Japanese and English cultures and about Osaka itself. It was really interesting to get a locals opinion on some of the places I had visited and places I am planning to visit. Tomorrow I am contemplating going to see Gamba Osaka play in the J - League as a spur of the minute idea which would fit into my plans to stay in osaka for 2 ...
... down outside.
Arriving at Shin-Osaka station I have to take a local train into Osaka itself. It is evident that Osaka is not as structured as Tokyo: No city maps in English, no train schedules in English and people walks in every direction so one is stopped every second .... almost is like in an European train-station! :-/
I have to ask the train-information ... twice!
... i love aquariums, this one had a little bit too much 'animals doing tricks' stuff going on. But the aquariums itself were really cool. But at the end of the tour there was a really shallow (<1m) tank where people could actually touch varios rays, sharks and other fish... Not cool! :-( I took another subway line to the Osaka castle. Since it was saturday the whole park was crowded with people enjoying the day off in the shadow of the trees. I took ...
... land on the 3rd runway. As much as I hate Sydney with a passion, it is a very pretty city from the air.
As if to add a final insult to our exhaustion, the trains from the aiport to Central station were undergoing trackwork, so we were put onto a crowded, slow and uncomfortable bus for a 35 minute bus ride, instead of a train ride that should have taken 7 minutes. After a ride on the comparitively dirty, slow and noisy train from Sydney to Newcastle, we arrived back at normality.
... In the centre there's a large mall with a movie theatre and a museum in it. We stopped by there to check it out and caught a glimpse of Tokyo tower from one of the look outs. We then decided to head to the tower and then back to the hotel. This is when everything went wrong. The walk to the tower should have taken no more than half an hour so after that time passed we stopped to check the map and found that we were WAY off course. Apparently the road ...