Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel
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Carol chose the same restaurant. She enjoyed her meal, too.
I was walking in the 2nd level mall, when at about 1:20 PM, the others on our flight UA34, almost all of them from the Volendam, decided to line up early for the 1:45 check-in. Consequently, when I returned around 1:25, we ended up around 20th in line. With typical
Japanese precision, they opened seven windows at 1:45........six of them for First and Business classes. The ...
... where I could at least understand what kind of food was served. In particular, this restaurant served the kind of food that I wanted to try in Osaka...Osaka style okonomiyaki (pancake - completely different from Hiroshima style okonomiyaki) and Takoyaki (octopus balls). The okonomiyaki was really tasty but it takes ages to cook, which isn't great if you're really hungry and have to wait 30 mins for your dinner. The Takoyaki on the other hand, I ...
... cuts. When the train arrives, they
wait patiently for others to disembark before filing in.
destination today would be a trip to Osaka-jo, a huge Japanese castle. While attention has been paid to detail, it
is actually a concrete reproduction of the original which was built in ancient
times. Thinking that I’d get a true
castle experience, I was surprised to see that the ancients had elevators, lest
I mention ...
... leading into the castle walls. It is a really beautiful area and the castle is stunning. We decided to pay the entrance fee and go into the castle (we got some money off as we are tourists) however the inside was somewhat of a disappointment. Osaka Castle is a reconstruction of the original, and from the outside it is very impressive, however inside no attempts have been made to restore its former interior, and feels very unauthentic. There are quite a few floors, and each floor ...
... system and ended up getting on the wrong platform and missed the train to Osaka city! We were so exhausted and the subway ride takes about 70 minutes (we only had to wait 15 minutes which is just fantastic). Many organisations have moved their people to Osaka where it is safe so were worried that the hotel may give our room away because it was about 10pm by the time we got off the subway so tried to call the hotel – mate, what a drama - poor Bill had to ...