Osaka Namba Washington Hotel Plaza
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Was booked by our tour group for us. Convenient location, comfortable enough as a place to sleep. Right next to Dōtombori, with all it's restaurants and shopping, but still nice and quiet.
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Today is the start of the G Adventures tour, so we checked out of our first hotel and made our way to central Osaka to the hotel our tour had arranged. We wandered around Dōtombori and the Shinsaibashi-suji Shotenga Shopping Center For a few hours until check-in time. Tonnes of cool restaurants and shops. Very busy, bustling area. There were …
... we'd better check and stopped a young woman who looked to be local. I know I've said it many times before, but I can't stress enough just how kind and helpful the Japanese are. Yet again, this complete stranger indicated she would take us to the hotel and led us part-way back the way we had come, to show us a shortcut we had missed. I hobbled as fast as I could but had to stop every so often when the pain became too much and, thanking her, I indicated that she ...
Today was the day I met up with Rina, my home stay from my college visit 3-4 years ago. I didn't realise how long it had been since we last met! She came to the station close to my house in the afternoon and we met up and went shopping in Abeno. As we were walking through the mall, a lady came up to us and asked about me. Turns out she was the manager of a modelling agency, and wanted me to contact her if I ever came back to Japan! She gave me ...
... after complications when
booking these hostel. However, it was not much hassle and the next
place was not that far away. 'Peace Hostel Showa'. It was much more
hostel like, with a big living area and kitchen and the beds were
comfy. Privacy though, there was little. The doors were the
translucent and you couldn't lock the doors. What this meant though,
more annoyingly then the lack of privacy was the all the light came
in even when you had your ...
... and gardens with dark green trees, beautiful dark wood structures and grey tiled pagoda roofs. We also soon realised that we were within a few minutes walking distance to the famous Gion geisha district which is packed full of mouth-watering haute cuisine restaurants (even just from the pictures or fake plastic food displays that are so popular in Japan), beautifully kept houses with trimmed trees, gardens and quaint shops. We couldn’t help marvelling at how immaculate the ...