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... a little more than an hour back, twice the time as the Shin, and we got into Osaka station around 5:30. For dinner we met a couple of Malinee's friends from university and had a good time at a curry restaurant. After dinner we did our usual Umeda hangout, people watching and listening to street performers while Malinee and her friend caught up. Hadn't planned this day out before coming but it was one of my favorites. Only two to go, I'm getting ...
... moved up and down, rickshaws were there hoping, in vain for some customers. Almost all of the houses were shops, selling souvenirs or sweet things, of which the Japanese are very fond.
An hour was allocated to this visit, and then we were on our way to visit a garden centre/nursery. But first we had to be welcomed by the manager. He droned on for an age about the history of the company, turnover ...
... back. Lunch was a Demikatudon set, breaded chicken in a thick brown gravy of some sort which I suspect they may call curry. A change from my recent diet of Yakatori, Sashimi and Noodles. It went down rather well. The people running the restaurant, Gabo, were lovely and recommended visiting Kurashiki which is a short trip out if ...
... feeling this was bliss. Followed by a slightly surreal hour or so sitting in a room filled with old men having a snooze. Given my energy levels I wasn't going anywhere. And now I'm having Champon noodles again - not as good as last night but hot and liquid. Just what I need. Followed by a quick sauna and an early night I suspect. Picked up some meds which should knock the symptoms on the head for a bit even if they won't cure ...
Used this as a stop gap on our way back to Osaka but it is
well worth a visit in its own right with one of the most visited gardens in
Japan (Korakuen) as well as its acess to the castle at Himeji. Whilst still
stunning (it is currently being renovated), we decided to endulge in more
geekyness by visiting Engyoji, a cable car ride up a mountain just outside
Himeji and also a filming location in the Last Samurai movie. ...