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 …
Osaka was a pretty cool city. I wasn't planning on staying here but the night bus I wanted to take was sold out. I ended up checking out the Osaka Aquarium. It was fun to count off all the critters that I have already seen in the wild. The set up is pretty neat. They have one huge central tank a the path winds around the perimeter about three times, and the smaller tanks are on ...
... on gay guy from Melbourne, Andrew, and within a short time we had the life story, which I reckon I should write a book about, needless to say I think he has taken way too many evil substances over the years and the lines between fact and fantasy had become blurred. But you get that, and he was a real nice fella and we happily chatted with him and wandered about with him for an hour or two much to the delight of the locals, particularly the school kids who didn't know what ...
... I was fairly confident that I could call myself fluent. I chuckled to myself as I walked through the third floor of Kansai airport, thinking about how I'm going to order a coffee in fluent Japanese and surprise them with my amazing diction. But just to test the water, I decided to start with something simple: a cappuccino from Starbucks. How could I go wrong? 'Konbanwa!' a cheerful young woman greeted me. 'Hai...' I managed to say, feebly. 'Cappuchino ...
... of the ISAO (International Students' Association of Osaka City University) and the ones I met so far are just great ! They all try to help and they are organizing lots of fun stuff for us exchange students.
After a full day at the University we met up with even more ISAO members and went for dinner to a famous Japanese restaurant. The food here is so great, but more about that on another occasion.
After being up for about 35 hours I was glad to go finally go to sleep at ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service