The Westin Osaka
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We skipped Hiroshima from our original itinerary as it ws too hot and we were looking for a hotel with a swimming pool. NOTE: Japanese hotels charge for use of the swimming pool. The Westin hotel was located right next to the Umeda Sky building. Umeda Sky Building (4) Skyscraper with observation deck. The first level below ground is a restaurant …
... I noticed that there was a massive skyscraper in front which I thought was the sky building. We didn't go up because it wasn't the sky building and it was really expensive so go up. After all of this we both went our separate ways to have a shower and relax. We were both feeling pretty tired to wanted to chill our for a while before we meet up for dinner. Once I arrived back at the hotel I got talking to an Australian guy and his girlfriend. They were both really nice. ...
Yesterday, I decided that I was in need of some time off, so since I had no classes booked for today, I had asked Kibayashi-sensei if I could just come in later at 1pm for the "Career Guidance Meeting" he wanted me to go to. So today, I got to sleep in, and it was great! Then there were pancakes for breackfast - also great. Kibayashi-sensei had given me an English essay he had written, so I spent some of the morning trying to fix it. To put it bluntly, ...
... card and such, which was flattering. Ironically, Rina studies fashion design at university so when this lady approached us, we were actually on our way to the photo studio, where I would be modelling the clothes Rina had made. Mina, Rina's sister was also coming too, so we met up with her and I was so surprised! I didn't know she too was coming, so I was happy to catch up with both of my host sisters.
We headed to the photo shoot and Rina did ...
... the end of my first Friday class. I also stayed for the 2nd harder class, which I was completely lost in, while the Russells came to our apartment and then ate lunch at the university with Atsuo and the French visiting Post-Doc from Brazil.
The rest of the afternoon we spent strolling through the shops of Tanukikoji, a covered pedestrian shopping area. I don't think the guys were interested in shopping but it's quite long, so at least we all got some ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility