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... be very much needed.
i) Most toilets in Japan got bidet but you certainly not going to find any in Universal Studios and Disneyland.
ii) Apart from the airport and the Tokyo Mosque, it's quite difficult to find prayer room/mosque. So expect to pray in the open area. Prayer mat and a compass will be essential. If you're lucky, you might get your photo taken by the curious locals but I don't think they have any ill-intention.
... the aquarium immediately begins to snake downwards around the outside of the building, roughly around the outside of the main attraction, the massive tank containing larger fish, sharks, rays and 2 smallish whale sharks.
The aquarium is arranged into regions, representing different areas of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which basically consists of a horseshoe shape which extends from New Zealand in the south west, up through eastern ...
... Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a famous "daimyo" (lord/ruler). The castle was so beautiful, and the view at the top was so amazing. It was also very windy up there, so for a brief moment, it felt like home up there! I don't know a lot about the history of Japan, so this was a good chance to learn a bit, but unfortunately it was quite crowded inside and my host parents seem to prefer to keep moving rather than hang around looking at things. So there was so much stuff I wanted to read and many ...
... so I was hoping for just bread. Never mind, small breakfast nibbling round the edge, start the ridiculous 'h20 sports water', quick snooze and up at 7. The castle is the beginning of the river path-you can get all the way to Kyoto via 27km of river, I read somewhere-so I was determined to head there. I'd also seen a big park strip near Osaka station, looking similar to the one in Valencia which is made out of a diverted riverbed, but that will have to wait for another visit. ...
Osaka Castle is a beautiful reconstruction done in 1931, updated with repainting of the striking gold leaf designs on the tower more recently. The walls, moat and outside appear to be the same castle built in 1585, but inside is a more modern museum with elevators, stairways and modern restrooms. Many of the displays are related to "The Great Summer War of 1615" when the Toyotomi Shogunate defended against the attacking forces of Tokugawa. ...
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