ANA Crowne Plaza Osaka
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The god came riding on a white deer. Today, regarded as heavenly animals, the deer roam freely about town. I spent a little time walking around Kyoto. Along the river was an area full of parked bicycles. I guess, maybe, people leave them here and catch a bus to school or work, I'm not sure. At one place the sidewalk had a sign painted on it "No Smoking, No Littering". After this, I started to notice them more often as I walked. I walked around town a little ...
A brief stop at the train station for breakfast then caught the train to the Nishiki markets. A long narrow street lined with stalls of produce, meats, seafood, pickled and fresh fruit & vegetables, gifts, sweets and trinkets. Stall holders busy displaying their goods,making food and trying to entice us with samples of their foods. The price of all the produce was pretty reasonable, similar to what we pay in a market in OZ. Nothing for us to buy here so ...
... our relationship' but she had just barely gotten through the "do these denim shorts make my bum look fat" stage and we were already pulling into Shin Osaka.
Osaka is a massive Japanese city with a transportation infrastructure that most cities can only dream about- I'm sure that once you've lived there for a while it all becomes second nature. For us, trying to get from one point to the next was going to be a key part of the Osaka experience and given ...
... so we decided to head to Himeji to go and see Japan's most impressive castle, Himeji-jō. It was only an hour on the bullet train to Himeji station and then a 20 minute walk to the castle itself. We knew there was a lovely area to picnic on out the front of the central keep in the castle and so decided to pick up a bento box for lunch in front of the castle.
Unfortunately the central keep is undergoing major construction and is covered in scaffolding so you ...