RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
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Fabulous place to stay ! Extremely customer friendly staff & great location !!
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... s main shopping area - basically just a ton of stores "covered street shopping". A LOT of walking! We spent a good chunk of the day here - not hard as the shops and restaurants on the main street and the surrounding arteries went on and on!
While there we stopped for lunch at a "Sushi Train" type restaurant. Its a sushi restaurant where the patrons sit around the food preparation area - all the sushi dishes are set out on a ...
... on the Osaka Municipal Subway Chūō Line, and is next to the Tempozan Ferris Wheel.
... As we ascended, the density of the small stone shrines increased dramatically. Shrines as small as a single round stone or a decorated monolith were piled one right after the other. Many of the shrines now were covered in moss or vines, and were clearly much older than the previous we had encountered. As we reached the top of the hill, the trees and foliage completely gave way to the stone relics. Finally, we reached the shrine at the top of the hill. It ...
... think of a similar area in Britain, but our stations are nowhere near the size - perhaps if you combined Thurrock and Liverpool street then dotted St Paul's and Big Ben around it and tried to find a route through the mall to the cathedral you'd be getting close. By the time I found the right direction it was still some way off and the sun was setting, so my quick goal of seeing sunset-darkness up on the top of the 173m building was aborted in favour of the subway home. Run: 2:00:35, ...
... hall itself is the world's largest wooden building, despite the fact that the present reconstruction is only two thirds of the original size - it must have been enormous!
There is also a small hale in a base of one of the pillars, which is exactly he same size as the Buddha statue (Daibutsu) nostril. It is said that those who can squeeze through this opening will be granted enlightenment in their next life. There was a big queue to try the luck, but judging from the size of ...