RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
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Fabulous place to stay ! Extremely customer friendly staff & great location !!
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Had a 9:15 lobby call, where we all got in taxi's in groups of 4 and headed to the Osaka central station. Then we all went through and had almost an entire shincansen train car to ourselves. It was one of the most painless travel day's of my DOI career so far. It was a 2.5 hour train ride, covering 485km. ...
... I was and where I was from, my host mother referred to me as her "daughter from New Zealand". I've only been here a day and it seems that I have already been accepted into the family.
Later in the day, Kibayashi-sensei picked me up and we went to meet the Hannan school principal. He welcomed me and let me know what I will be doing for the month. I shall be helping three students with their English speeches, as they have an ...
... day we went to Nijo Castle, where already we could see that the style of traditional Japanese buildings is very different to in Korea and China, which had been surprisingly similar to each other. The castle apparently has anti-ninja protection - when you walk along the corridors they squeek like nightingales. I'm not convnced that wasn't just an excuse for creaky floorboards though! We also went to Sanjusangendo Temple, where 1,001 ...
... our hands in a fountain. You use sticks with ladles attached to pour water on your hands as your leave. One man was watching us and smiling. He made sure to tell us not to drink, "very dirty" he said. We laughed.
We decided instead of going home we would go see the Kaiyukan. Kaiyukan means aquarium. This was on our list of must see's because this is the largest aquarium and only one in Osaka. We decided we would eat lunch first on the way. We stopped at ...
... driver, who let me off at the nearest city bus stop for no charge. It could have been worse. When I was finally on the correct city bus, I happened to be riding when a woman was asking the driver about bus route changes for the festival, apparently they will be closing some of the streets, and I grabbed a copy of one of the maps he pointed to. It should come in handy this weekend.
The family running the hotel had kindly gotten my room ready for check-in a ...