Osaka Corona Hotel
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... him about the amazing atmosphere at a baseball game here in Japan, so I start telling him about the rules and decide its better if we just go to a game, so look online and there is a game tonight (Hansin Tigers Vs Tokyo Swallows) so look online the best way to get there, and on our way, we stumble upon a local train and get off as soon as we can and onto the limited express to the staduim, not sure if we are on the right train until we see a couple dressed in Tigers gear, ...
... dinner. We had "sukiyaki" again, the hot wok meal I first had for my family welcome party here. We ended up rushing down to the nearest store to buy our Universal Studios tickets for tomorrow - how convenient, we'll be able to skip the huge queue! Eddie is also coming along, which should be fun. It's been a long time since I've been at USJ but on my last trip it was most definitely a highlight so I am looking forward to going again.
... usual!) and a few other things.
Had lunch at a nice little okonomiyaki restaurant called Chibo on the bottom floor of the Senri Cho train station. The waitress was lovely and tried to understand our English she was very sweet. We nicknamed her Helen. She even let us take a photo with "Bucko". The meal was nice, a mixed seafood okonomiyaki which we shared and the ordered gyoza. They were teppanyaki fried and a ...
... only sign of them occurred when we were on the way to the gardens in Nara when a torrential downpour hit. We were sopping from head to toe and so decided to cut our visit to Nara short and head back to Kaz's house to dry out (drying my shorts using a hand-dryer in a cafe bathroom was not working).
We continued to be spoilt by Kaz's mom, who called us for tea time and gave us coffee with a selection of cakes from the patisserie. She also gave us very special gifts that included ...
... my stuff at a hotel in Osaka.
Anyway we are where we are. My trip seems to have been punctuated with war themes:
- Pol Pot ...and the killing fields
- Vietnam war ....and the Cu Chi tunnels
- Hanoi ..... the war again and its museums and prisons
- even Angkor Wat
- the Shogun castles
- and now Hiroshima
Everywhere the people talk of peace, the notice on my train in front of me now reads
"Go, go, ...