Osaka City Hotel Kyobashi
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... to see the whole crowd so invested in the performance and some people dressed up as the characters. That's one thing that comes to mind when thinking of Japan now, anime and cosplay, and it was so cool to see it live, even if I didn't understand a word and was a bit confused, it is all part of the fun. They love their street performances, everyone really gets into them, i hate that stuff, it makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable, it's the British ...
... which was spectacular. It was the
biggest Temple we have seen so far and there were thousands of people
there. We could look at it from outside the walls, but to get inside, we had to pay 500 yen, which is about $5. Once inside, we really saw how humungous the main building (Daibutsu-den Hall) was. The Temple grounds were large grass fields, with a large path leading to the main building. Once we were able to cram ourselves inside the Temple ...
... It's a form of meditation and I didn't realise how long I had spent doing it till I was finished. Next up, Ajikan (A-Ji-Kan), it's a style of meditation where you are trying to become one with the cosmic sun buddha, naturally I achieved this on my first try.... Only joking it takes years of practice to even get close! After a hot bath I went to bed as I had to wake up at 0630 the next morning to watch the monks perform ...
... at the top, which didn't disappoint.
Having walked half the journey down and ropeway-ed the rest of it we checked out Kobe's streets. It's mostly quite smart, with the Kitano area home to many Japanese holiday lets. The bay area itself is not that great, we walked for ages to get there, although the bay tower is quite cool. Most of the highlights are to be found further uphill! To end the day we decided to experience the well-known Osaka nightlife with a spot of Karaoke, ...
... an electric heating element attached to the bottom of the table, and then a blanket style tablecloth. It’s a pretty clever way to heat the space. For dinner we had……….Pizza Hut. It is Bryan’s one true love. The pizza was similar enough to American pizza, but the sauce was noticeably different; lees tomato-y and a bit more acidic with a bit of sweetness. We had some drinks at the apartment before heading to bed. It was an amazing day! ...